Tarty Lisbon

We decided to slow down a bit in Portugal after our whirl wind trip in Ireland. I was quite happy with the idea of just wandering, drinking wine and exploring castles for a few days, which is exactly what we did.

Lisbon is a very cool city, with bright, thin terraced houses cascading down hills with the Castelo de Sao Jorge at the top looking out over the whole place. We both agreed that this castle was the best we had visited to date, as it hadn’t been renovated into an entirely different structure losing it’s authenticity.

Something I really loved was the Moorish influence on the architecture, mostly all the incredibly coloured and patterned tiles. I wish we had some of those babies back home! Seeing this made us that much more excited about our upcoming Morocco trip the following week.

Architecture aside, the visit was worth it just for the Portuguese Tarts! And I mean the baked goods kind…

Other good eats:

Iberian Pork Pitas and Sangria

Steak, egg and chips washed down with red. My dad would be proud.

Piri Piri Chicken not from Nandos.

We also managed to have a sneaky ale and wine at a Medieval Tavern. Well, when in Lisbon?

Next post will be on our day trip to Sintra – where the castle there topped the Castelo de Sao Jorge.