If you missed out on our most recent Solo Travellers trip to Lisbon, do not fear! You can see what we got up to by flicking through our Lisbon Photo Diary. Considering it had been forecast to rain and thunderstorm for the full 4 days, we actually got pretty lucky with the weather and the sun even graced us with its presence most days. We visited lots of amazing places, ate some great food, listened intently to traditional fado music and drank a lot of wine with a lovely group of people.
Santa Engracia Church also known as the National Pantheon, standing out against the orange tiled rooftops.
One of Lisbon’s many churches looking out onto the Tagus River.
Instagram-worthy rustic doors, complete with black and white cat.
And another one.
Just about make out the Christ the King statue on the other side of the river.
A lovely piece of street art. Fado is a form of traditional Portugese singing, usually found in pubs and restaurants, and something you should definitely experience whilst in Lisbon.
The locals chatting on a bench in the streets of Alfama.
A woman bringing her washing in.
The cute streets of Alfama, a neighbourhood known for its Fado.
Another charming old door.
Pretty little Porto wine bar – one of many in Lisbon.
Beautiful tiles on the front of these houses.
Triumphal Arch in Comercio Square.
Rua Augusta, the main shopping street leading up to Comercio Square.
Stunning yellow buildings and the Triumphal Arch in Comercio Square.
Jeronimos Monastery in the district of Belem – well worth the 30 minute tram ride.
Inside Jeronimos Monastery.
Arches around the courtyard of Jeronimos Monastery.
The church of Jeronimos Monastery.
The Discoveries Monument, 25 de Abril Bridge & Christ the King statue.
The Tower of Belem – we made it up the 90-step spiral staircase inside to the top.
Delicious sardines on toast in the Time Out Market. Yum.
Iconic trams in the streets of Bairro Alto.
Spotted this beautiful street as I was wandering through Bairro Alto, an area known for its nightlife.
Another picturesque street, don’t ask me where this one was taken because I was lost by this point.
More tiled houses against a beautiful blue sky.
Ginginja. Cherry liquor in chocolate cups. Delicious.
…we ordered a few.
We visited the Quelez National Palace, which had the most amazing interior.
Solo Travellers group at the Quelez National Palace.
The weird and wonderful fairytale Pena Castle in Sintra.
The clouds had started to lift by this point, but being so high up the mountain, it was was actually pretty cold up there!
Stunning views of Moorish Castle in Sintra.
Cabo da Roca. The most western point in Europe.
The waves crashing against the rocks at Cabo da Roca.
The view from the Jardim de Sao Pedro.
Beautiful tiles on a street corner.
Hundreds of pigeons at Largo de Camoes, probably lurking to gobble up pastry crumbs.
Deeeelicious custard tart from Manteigaria Fabrica de Pasteis de Nata.
Largo de Camoes.
So now you know what you missed out on! Don’t forget to check for updates on our next Lisbon trip. Hope to see you on one of our Solo Travellers tours soon.