Beautiful tilework on building in Lisbon

A to Z Challenge: L = Lisbon

L = Lisbon & my favs

LI love Lisbon! It is very easy to get around, the architecture is stunning and the food is wonderful.  What’s not to like! Here are some of my favourite things in Lisbon.

My favourite place to stay is the Living Lounge Hostel is just off the pedestrian streets in the centre of Lisbon. This hostel has the feel of a very comfortable boutique hotel and, for a solo traveler; there is an option of a single room! Each room was designed and decorated by a different artist, many of whom are associated with the hostel. And they offer fantastic dinners for just a little extra. This is a great place to stay and close to many attractions and transit.

Want a trip back in time and a great view?  Take the tram up to the Castelo de Sao Jorge. I loved walking through the castle and taking in the views.

View from the Castelo de Sao Jorge
View from the Castelo de Sao Jorge
View from the Castelo de Sao Jorge
View from the Castelo de Sao Jorge
Castelo de Sao Jorge
Castelo de Sao Jorge
Castelo de Sao Jorge
Castelo de Sao Jorge
View from the Castelo de Sao Jorge
View from the Castelo de Sao Jorge

The Santa Justa Elevator is a about a block away from the Living Lounge Hostel and is another great way to see the city.  If it reminds you of the Eiffel Tower, it should because it was designed by an apprentice to Gustave Eiffel. It connects the central downtown area to the Bario Alto.

Santa Justa Elevator
Santa Justa Elevator
Santa Justa Elevator
Santa Justa Elevator
Santa Justa Elevator
Stairs leading to the top platform of the Santa Justa Elevator
View of the castle from the Santa Justa Elevator
View of the castle from the Santa Justa Elevator
View of the castle from the Santa Justa Elevator
View of the castle from the Santa Justa Elevator
View of the castle from the Santa Justa Elevator
View of the castle from the Santa Justa Elevator
View of the opera house and Plaza from the Santa Justa Elevator
View of the opera house and Plaza from the Santa Justa Elevator

Here are a few of my favourite photos of Lisbon.

Gate to downtown Lisbon
Gate to downtown Lisbon
Beautiful tilework on building in Lisbon
Beautiful tilework on building in Lisbon
Pedestrian area in downtown Lisbon
Pedestrian area in downtown Lisbon

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