Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Lisbon Trip #3: Castelo de S. Jorge

From the Lisbon Cathedral, we went to the next stop to visit: Castelo de S. Jorge. The entrance ticket was €8.50/person. We were lucky enough that there wasn't a long queue yet at that time and it had started becoming warmer.

Here's the entrance towards Castelo de S. Jorge. You have to be careful there because cars go through the gate, as well. I was really tempted to buy one of the paintings sold there, but in the end I didn't.

Here are many random photos from the inside of Castelo de S. Jorge. What I love about Lisbon is that there are so many different high places to visit to look around the city, but because of the different heights, it's easy to have an undisturbed view of the whole city from those higher points because no high buildings are blocking your views.

In the first photo below, you can't see it clearly, but there's a bridge at the back and a statue across the bridge. It's a Jesus statue, but we didn't go there. 

After walking around for a while and going up and down the fortress, we bought some drinks at the cafe while watching some peacocks chasing one another (some of them climbed up the tree above us). Some of them were really loud, but it made people stop and watch their antics (and take photos), too he he he he...And yes, the peacock below was covering the entrance of the cafe, but the kind-hearted waiter was gentle with it. :-D

Yep, unfortunately it got cloudy again, so we left this place. Here's a lovely looking building we saw outside:

OK, I'll end it here, but the next post would be about the lovely Sintra and Pena Palace.

1 comment:

  1. I do like looking at old buildings. And peacocks always amaze me, look at those colours!