Reflections on Portugal – Lisbon and Porto

I’m not sure why I’ve never really considered Portugal on top of my list of places to visit. It was there, sort of waiting for an opportunity to be explored and discovered. This year, we finally decided to go to Portugal and I can’t believe it has taken us so long to get there.

We both found Portugal to be a very beautiful place although we only saw Lisbon and Porto. Β Both pleasantly surprised us and wet our appetite for more. I was particularly surprised that almost everyone spoke English, which was very helpful, and we felt very welcomed.

I loved the architecture, the colours and the history. I must admit that as far as European history goes, I am not as versed in Portugal’s as I am in other parts, which might be a bit odd considering I’m a history major. It was one of those trips that really made me interested in learning more about this place and we will definitely go back to explore more.

I am getting to writing more detailed posts about those places, but meanwhile, here is a little taste of Portugal as experienced by us.

What a gorgeous church. I can't get over all the tiles on these buildings! So pretty 😍

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Beautiful day to explore Porto with a walk along the waterfront 😎

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Last night in Porto. Gonna miss this place and these pretty buildings πŸ’œπŸ’œπŸ’œ

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So many beautiful buildings here in Lisbon. Photographer's dream 😍

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They don't build them like they used to 🏰

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Viewpoints in Lisbon are frequent and offer great views of the city. Some also look very pretty on their own 😜

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Lisbon, you are quite charming 😍😍😍

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Have you been to Portugal? What’s your fave spot?

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  1. I have not been to Porto, Kasia but Lisbon and Sintra stole my heart. Soulful places that you cannot just ignore once you have been there. Your photographs do them justice. Love the tiled facade of the church in Porto. Those azulejos are stunning pieces of art! πŸ™‚ xx

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  2. I loved Lisbon. We started our honeymoon journey there. At first, to be honest I was not that impressed, I found it dirty and shabby, but slowly I could not get enough of it. When you start to discover it, it conquers you. We did not get to Porto, so I have good reasons to get back. Looks lovely in your pictures.

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    1. We were told that Lisbon has been cleaned up in recent years so that Is probably after you were there. We even said how we were amazed at how clean and pretty it was. It does have a way of capturing your heart, I agree!

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