City on seven hills

Tram, Lisboa

I avoided to go to Lisboa, Portugal for several years. Not that I had bad feelings about the country – it was just that so many people I know travelled there and I was searching for places less known. But after I went to Brazil and found out that Portuguese is one of the best sounding languages and after I visited a Portuguese town (Paraty, Brazil) there I developed the desire to see the capital of this country. Continue reading “City on seven hills”

Lisboa Card

Lisboa Card, Lisboa

The Lisboa Card is the tourist card of Lisboa, Portugal and it is always discussed if buying it is sensible. It is available for 24/48/72 hours at a price of 19/32/40 Euros. You can use public transport (including elevators and trains) as often as you like, some sights can be accessed free of charge and at other locations you get discounts of most often 20 percent. Continue reading “Lisboa Card”

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Lisboa

The Mosteiro dos Jerónimos is an important cloister in Belém and as a UNESCO world heritage site one of the must-see places in Lisboa, Portugal. That is why often long queues exist in front of the building, but it is worth waiting. The cloister was built from the year 1501 on and was home to the Hieronymites. It was the first and the last seamen saw when leaving or arriving at  Lisboa. Continue reading “Mosteiro dos Jerónimos”