We woke up bright eyed and bushy tailed the next morning (see day 1 here) and headed straight out to something a little fairy tale Esq- Belem Tower.
Belem tower is a 16th-century harbor fortress which used to defend the municipality of Lisbon from coastal attack, but personalty I thought it would have been more more fitting as a princess castle from a fairy tale with its fabulously Gothic architecture and turrets.
Can't you just see Rapunzel in the tower with her long blonde hair cascading from the window?
Fairy tales aside, its a UNESCO world heritage site and one of Portugal’s most famous monuments and gets super busy so id recommend an early morning trip to beat the crowds.
Its also only when you get here that you realise just how close you are to the coast you are. When your lost in the windy cobbled streets of Lisbon, its hard to imagine that your so close to the sea. And its another reason that Lisbon is such a diverse place to visit
We continued to stroll around the city, getting lost and discovering architecture old and new
We found ourselves in area called cais do sodre, where we found this super modern and very beautiful building which is the Auditorium EDP Headquarters. Such a contrast in architecture from the rest of the city and great for a photo opp
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