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Published: March 12th 2018
Lisbon Day 3 - today's walking tour will be an endurance test. More hills than San Francisco (at least it seems that way). We left the hotel and headed for THE square to meet out tour. You must be very specific not only about which square but which statue in the Square. Every other block has a square and they all have statues and sometimes more than one. We started the tour with a climb ( as it turns out the same climb as the one we had going to dinner last night) this brought us to the top of the elevator with spectacular views of Lisbon. Timed perfectly in between bursts of rain, we walked back down through newer area to head over to the old part of the city. The difference between old and new was created by the earthquake of 1755 on Nov. 1st. Nov 1st is All Saints day and when the quake hit almost all of the people were in the churches which led to their demise. The old part (Alfama) was spared, the rest of the city was destroyed mainly by fire.
We got on a tram which took us up the the top
you pay for a ride up the elevator
of Alfama and began walking down the old streets stopping for Ginja (sour cherry liquour in chocolate cups) and later at a cheese shop for wine cheese and chorizo.
Leaving the group we continued down to the waters edge and over to the Time Out Market. Lisbon's top chefs have stalls here and this place is packed all the time.
Finally made it back to the hotel where we had dinner in the hotel (that was enough walking for one day). 7.5 km
Thinking about going to see a football game but after checking ticket prices,,, just not going to happen. Barcelona vs Real Madrid 500.00 euros.or more.
Tot: 2.707s; Tpl: 0.058s; cc: 13; qc: 30; dbt: 0.0416s; 2; m:saturn w:www (220.127.116.11); sld: 2;
; mem: 1.3mb