I have mentioned my passion for Portugal before – everytime I set fod on Portuguese ground I feel a relaxed calmness. Everything from mesmerizing views, sleepy little mountain villages, nice and friendly people, the mentality and pace of life, stunning tiled buildings, the sun, the sea, wide sandy beaches and rough cliffs to the delicious “simple” (ment in the most positive way) food, especially seafood and not to forget pastel de nata makes me wanting to come back for more (much more).
I have looked through my camera roll and found some pictures that are typical Portugal to me. Enjoy.
A beautyful pastel colored building, tram tracks and the purple blooming Jacaranda trees framing Avenida Dom Carlos I in Lisbon.
Palacio de Pena in the hills above Sintra just outside Lisbon. To reach the point where I took this photo, follow the signs to Cruz Alta in the park arround the palace. The uphill walk is worth it.
Colorful houses, wrough iron balconys and laundry hang out to dry at Calcade de Santana, Lisbon
Stunnig cliffs along the coast outside Lagos in western Algarve. The area is called Ponta da Piedade and the beach beneath the aprox. 200 steps is Praia do Camilo.
Long wide sandy beaches in eastern Algarve. Here Praia da Terra Estreita (Ilha de Tavira). For reaching this beach catch the small ferry boat from Santa Luzia seafront.
Tram, tiled buildings and a Tasca at the corner in th streets of Alfama, Lisbon. Two of the best know viewoints in Lisbon is in Alfama, Miradouro de Santa Luzia and Miradouro Portas do Sol.
*Prego do Inferno in the hills outside Tavira in eastern Algarve. It is a beutiful area with waterfalls, small ponds and lush green plants.
In the algarve region you see olive, lemon and orange trees which for me always is quiet exotic.
The seafront at the tiny octopus fishing village Santa Luzia in eastern Algarve (please do not tell anyone about my secret unspoiled gem).
Fishmarket, Avenida dos Descobrimentos, Lagos, Algarve. You will also find a farmers market here.
The Lisbon landmark – Ponte 25 de Abril – the iconic suspension bridge, which is to be seen from most of the view points in the city.
*Prego do Inferno, Estr. EN514–2, Santo Estevao, Tavira