Lisbon, Portugal

In April 2023 the family went on a one week trip to visit our son who was completing a four month school term at Catolica in Lisbon, Portugal.  We stayed in Alfama, which is a popular historic area on the south-western tip of Portugal.  Alfama was a great location to call home base because of its proximity to popular tourist destinations.

The three galleries of our trip are broken down into the sights we took in during our brief visit.  A few days were simply lots of walking around the Alfma area, one day we took the train to Cascais and another day we took the train to Sintra. In Cascais we had a beautiful seaside lunch and beach visit followed by a costal sunset scene. In Sintra we visited to the Palace of Pena and Quinta da Reglaira and it’s popular well and tunnel.  Cascais is known for its beautiful beaches and ocean coastline.  Sintra is known for it’s amazing historic palaces. All are beautiful locations that are popular tourist destinations.  Taking the train was a great experience. It’s a very affordable way of visiting Cascais and Sintra plus gave an opportunity to see some of the city outside of the tourist hot spots.

Equipment: Fuji XT-2 + Fuji 10-24/4 lens

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Alfama, Padrao dos Descobrimentos, Lisbon Cathedral, Arco da Rua Augusta, Santa Justa Lift, Castelo de S. Jorge, Praca Dom Pedro IV, Carmo Convent & Archaeological Museum


Gallery 2 of 3

Cascais


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Sintra

Palace of Pena

Quinta da Regaleira

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