Unlike Paris and Rome, I didn’t know of any signature landmarks that Portugal had to offer. I didn’t know what to expect when we got here so I just went along with the planned itinerary and ended up LOVING Portugal.
We checked in late at night in Ibis Hotel (which I recommend because it’s in a good location & the services were decent). For the first day we just walked around Lisbon and checked out what the city had to offer.
Each building has it’s own unique design which adds so much flavour to the city. There was an “old city” vibe as we were walking around which is probably due to the cobbled streets and fairly quiet streets.
Boca do Inferno (Hell’s Mouth) is a chasm by the seaside. It’s an infamous spot where people used to commit suicide. Morbid for a tourist spot, I know. But hey it’s really beautiful too.
This is the spot where people would jump off. Once you say geronimo you’re off to your death crashing on the boulders below. The beauty in this tragedy is their bodies get pulled out into the ocean (look at the opening in the sencond photo) and into the abyss.
And this is what’s on the flip side after the jump. Into the vast ocean you go.
The Coastal Town of Cascais
Praia do Peixe is a beach located in the center of Cascais. This quaint little town makes for a good stroll, exploring the municipality and shops.
I need to start a petition in Vancouver – to replace all cement pavements with cobbled ones, preferably with cool wavy designs…it makes everything better, eh?
Cascais is also a good spot to take some photos 😉 We got a bit creative.
I had such a good time just walking around, soaking up the sunshine, and taking pictures. 🙂 Loved the vibe of the few places we visited in Portugal. It’s a more low-key and laid back place, but it still has a rustic feel to it.
There’s going to be one more post on Portugal coming soon. Obrigado!