Glimpses of Lisbon (2) – VIEW OF TAGUS TO WAKE UP TO

One more thing I forgot to mention when it comes to first impressions… It was easy to find the hotel when I arrived to Lisbon, was not far from Praca do Rossio. The building was charming, even though old and somewhat “neglected”. Great walk (upwards though) towards Largo do Chiado with that thrilling feeling of finally coming to the city. (Didn’t even feel the pain after that “crashing” into the lamppost, luckily!)

Right there in the neighborhood, I have seen the statue of famous poet Fernando Pesoa and that popular spot of Lisbon intellectuals – Café A Brasileira. (Read more in one of article follow ups!)

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The square in front of Brasileira Cafe (Glimpses of The World)

Loved the square and the whole charming surroundings and was very happy that the hotel is located here. The corridor leading to the room was dark and narrow. It was a bit “ancient”, with some old furniture, squeaky closet doors and creaking floor, there was even a scent of humidity you often come across in the city. But the bathroom looked renovated, in good condition, almost new, and bed sheets were clean and spotless. What more could one possibly need, while being excited at the same time for sleeping in one of the oldest and best known hotels in Lisbon!

That first evening was really pleasant – took the walk around the neighborhood, had some lite dinner and than just unpacked my small lady-like suitcase and forced myself to go to sleep early (since I was too excited to even think about sleeping!). Wanted to cruise the city on foot tomorrow and visit Vasco da Gama resting place (told you about that already), but also to enjoy getting lost in those steep, narrow Lisbon streets, couldn’t wait!

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View of Tagus with street lanterns along the way (Glimpses of The World)

Woke up numerous times during that first night, couldn’t wait for dawn to break. So, got up early (obviously), went to open that huge window in my room before getting ready for breakfast. Opened the window and there was one big lantern next to it. I have leaned to glance outside… And what a beautiful sight that was for the fresh first morning in the city! Narrow street was going down, lanterns being lined up in neat order, and down there – there was the river Tagus!

Just sighed, smiled and heard myself whispering: “Welcome to Lisbon!”

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11 thoughts on “Glimpses of Lisbon (2) – VIEW OF TAGUS TO WAKE UP TO

    • You’re going to have great time! And don’t worry, it’s going to be easy to find places to eat, to listen to fado and have a glass of wine or two. Just take long walks and enjoy! 🙂

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  1. Lisbon is really great. I only been there once and most of the time i took the sightseeing bus to go around the city and get a glimpse of Lisbon. I love the city very much and would love to come again in the future.

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  2. Lisbon is simply amazing! and it looks more beautiful from your camera lens. i must say that you have explored it so nicely on your first time there. because it is actually very difficult to explore this nicely on first trip! Keep it up! and thanks for sharing this writeup! Cheers 🙂

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