Thursday, January 14, 2010

Alfama & Castelo São Jorge

My favorite place in Lisbon is Alfama. I had a wonderful time walking up and down the narrow, winding, steep roads and just watching the locals going about their day to day life: people hanging out their clothes to dry, kids playing, Portuguese women gossiping, people drinking coffee at cafés, etc. This area of Lisbon has a very romantic feel with its old historic buildings, cathedrals, the castle and hilltop views that are truly amazing:



I also got to visit Castelo São Jorge, and this too, was a very pleasant experience. The castle is surrounded by lush green parks and flowers and is well maintained. What made my time at the castle even more special was the very soothing sound of the acoustic guitar played by a local musician, Pedro Godinho. It made me feel like I was in the movie, Vicky Cristina Barcelona, hehe. This place is also a great place to just chill out, enjoy some drinks and some Portuguese pastry.


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