Portugal Sights

Day 6 – The morning was well spent doing the walking tours in Evora. The highlight of the day was visit to Bone Cathedral in Evora. From Evora we drove to Lisbon, where everything was going as per plan. During the walks my husband got pickpocketed; somebody flicked his wallet. There will be a more detailed post on this later.

Day – 7 We continued our tour of Lisbon. It is a beautiful city otherwise. We visited the resting place of Vasco da Gama.

Day – 8 We left for Sintra, The Pena Palace here is colorfully mesmerizing! The remaining half of the day was spent visiting smaller towns like Alcobaca, Batlaha and finally we halted at Tomar.

Day – 9 The morning of Tomar was spent in the monastery and cathedral there, a 11th century HUGE building. From Tomar we drove to Coimbra, which has the oldest university of Portugal. The library was mighty impressive with its huge collection of old books. At evening we were in Porto.

Day 10 – I saw one of the most beautiful cathedral of Portugal in the outskirts of Braga. We ended our Portugal trip at Guimaraes, which has a beautiful castle, it is the birthplace of Portugal nation. With this ended our tour of Portugal, we drove to Salamnca in Spain after this.

Here are some pics from the tour.

Bone Cathedral, Evora

Tram in Lisbon

Manueline Window in Tomar Monastery

Bom Jesus Cathedral, Braga

In a square in Lisbon

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29 Responses

  1. TexWisGirl says:

    interesting building details and statuary!

  2. Fly Girl says:

    Portugal has been at the top of my bucket list for so long! Beautiful pix, can't wait for more posts.

  3. Sylvia K says:

    That bone cathedral is amazing!! Great capture! Well, of course, they are all great and the last one is one of those amazing ones that just depend on being in the right place at the right time and with a great eye — which you do have, Indrani!! Wonderful blue skies, too!! Hope your week is going well!!

  4. Aunt Mary says:

    Interesting pictures , I loved this post 🙂

  5. OMG Bone Cathedral sounds so eerie…and what followed on Lisbon walks was very unfortunate. Hope the rest of your trip was great, Indrani.

  6. Awesome pics, Indrani. After seeing these, I felt an urge to visit Portugal 🙂

  7. Beautiful photos! Waiting to read about your experiences with local people and the food. That cathedral in Braga looks so fascinating.

  8. The bone cathedral is a strange concept – sounds a bit eerie, but what does it feel like being there?

  9. Love the bone cathedral!! Nice pics.

  10. Now I regret not planning a visit while I had the visa! Loved the pictures.

  11. Bom Jesus Cathedral, Braga is really very beautiful place to visit. The skeletons are real ? very nice pictures.

  12. Carver says:

    Fascinating post and great shots.

  13. Wow lovely pics.. esp. the Cathedrals. I was already thinking about Greece and now portugal and spain will be in my dreams 🙂

  14. Kirti Bali says:

    Interesting pictures , I loved this post 🙂

  15. Gattina says:

    Beautiful pictures ! I only have been in the south of Portugal the Algarve.

  16. fredamans says:

    That cathedral is stunning. Great photos!

  17. eileeninmd says:

    Hello Indrani, what an awesome tour. I think the Evora Bone Cathedral is neat and the Born Jesus Cathedral is lovely. The statue is beautiful, love the pigeon posing. Happy skywatching, have a great weekend!

  18. Gorgeous views of the architecture and sculpture. The little tram looks quite crowded.

  19. ladyfi says:

    I'm off to Portugal soon! Sorry to hear your husband got pickpocketed.

    Lovely shots.

  20. Linda says:

    Interesting tour, excellent photos! Sorry about the incident. Someone tried to pick my husband's pocket in Paris when we were there in 2001.

  21. Beautiful shots. I wish trams in Kolkata were as attractive.

  22. Emmanuel says:

    why no photo from Sintra?

    you didn't like?

  23. Jiggyasa says:

    Bom Jesus Cathedral,looks like our Goa's Lady of Rosary Church 🙂 🙂 Wonderful pictures dear 🙂

  24. Any more info on the Bone Cathedral?

  25. Wonderful views of Portugal!

  26. I had visited Faro, Lagos and Lisbon in my last trip. A bone chapel is there is Faro also. Beautiful pictures !

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