Lisbon’s Trams – Portugal

If you have been following my blog, you will know that I am a big fan of unique transportation. If there is a form of transportation that is outside of the normal then I want to do it for no other reason than for the experience. Trams are used in several places around the world…

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Moorish Castle – Portugal

The Moorish Castle is located on a high hilltop overlooking the town of Sentra, Portugal. Sentra can easily be reached on a short train tide from Lisbon. The castle is believed to have been built in the 8th or 9th century when large portions of Portugal were occupied by the Moors. The remains of the…

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Belem Tower – Portugal

The Belem Tower is on the northern bank of the Tegus River and was built in 1521 as part of the Tegus estuary defense system to defend Lisbon from sea attacks. The fort was originally built in the middle of the Tegus River on a small outcrop of rocks but with changes of flow of…

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Painted Doors – Portugal

This post is my first post on urban art that I will be featuring in my blog. Periodically, I will be posting on urban art that I have discovered during my travels. Many people think of urban art as graffiti or wall murals but urban art is expressed on many types of media. Funchal is…

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Monument to the Discoveries – Portugal

The Monument to the Discoveries is located in Lisbon, Portugal and was built to honor the Portuguese discoveries during the age of great geographical discoveries in the 15th and 16th centuries. The monument is impressive in its size and architectural design. The monument stands 171 feet tall, 151 feet long and 66 feet wide. The…

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Pena Palace – Portugal

Pena Palace stands on top of a hill in the Sintra Mountains just outside the town of Sintra, Portugal near Lisbon. The palace was originally built as a chapel in the middle ages and was expanded to a monastery in 1493. The monastery lasted until 1755 when it was turned into rubble by an earthquake….

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