Saturday, October 30, 2010

Day 13 - Lisbon - Castillo San Jorge and the Se

Our second day in Lisbon was far more relaxed than the first, especially after a really good night's sleep!  We started the morning by taking the Elevador Santa Justa. Aside from being a tourist attraction it is used to connect the city center with the area above the city on the cliffs that overlook the city.

From the top you could see down to the city center below.

And the Castillo San Jorge which we visited later in the day.

And the river or the ocean or whatever technical body of water that is considered.

From there we went up to the Castillo San Jorge. It looked really neat from the outside but the inside was somewhat of a disappointment but the views were good.

Just down the hill from the Castillo was the Se, one of the main churches in Lisbon.  The Se was founded in 1150.

From the pictures you can see that Lisbon had very large elevation changes in a very short period of time.  They use funiculars to get up those hills quickly.  We took both the Elevador de Bica and the Elevador de Gloria during the day.

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