Just as everywhere you go in Rome you are surrounded by history, in Lisbon you are surrounded by art; whether it be beautiful tiled buildings, world renowned paintings, or street art. This is my final post on the wonderful city of Lisbon…until I return for another inspiring stay.
I visited the https://en.museuberardo.pt/ which hosts work by Piet Mondrian, Marcel Duchamp, Picasso and Andy Warhol, just to name a few. Here are some of my favourite pieces of art (It was really difficult to decide which ones to include as there were so many to choose from.). I hope they inspire you.
After almost three years of lockdown misery, we flew over the sea and arrived in Portugal’s beautiful capital, Lisbon. It was a feast to the eye, inspiration to the intellect and a pleasure to the heart. The city is a juxtaposition of the old and new, but both elements compliment each other.
The oldest part of Lisbon is Alfama, which is a labyrinth of narrow, steep, cobbled lanes leading up to the 11th century Sao Jorge Castle. There is the contrast of rustic houses and cafes and shops, with amazing colourful Street Art, and recycled pretty innovations to help reduce the carbon footprint. This was my favourite part of the city, and I would have liked to spend more time mooching around it, but a sprained ankle sadly stopped this. (That’s a cautionary tale about wearing sunglasses inside hotels)
It has been so difficult to decide what photographs to include in this first post of four, but I have mainly featured images taken from Alfarma, and the views from our hotel roof bar which capture the surrounding area of the city.
I hope these shots inspire you to go and take a look at Lisbon for yourself. And please watch out for other posts in the near future looking at Lisbon’s exciting Art Nouveau and Deco Museum, the wonderful collection of Modern Art (From Constructivism to Pop Art) at the Museu Colecao Berardo and a post featuring Lisbon’s street art, as there was so much to see.
“Saude/Cheers” and thanks for taking the time to look at my post.