Bairro Alto, Principe Real

My last sunny, warm, beautiful day in Lisbon started with a dose of high culture: I took the metro to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, an art museum formed around an oil tycoon’s private art collection. It occupies two buildings surrounded by gardens, and a single €10 ticket gives you access to both.The first building, called… Continue reading Bairro Alto, Principe Real

Ajuda, Belém

After spending most of yesterday in and around central Lisbon, today I took it upon myself to visit the Western side of the city, namely the neighborhood of Belém, home to quintessential Portuguese landmarks like the Tower of Belém or the Monument to Discovery.Belém isn’t really served by the metro, so it’s best to go… Continue reading Ajuda, Belém