Monday, June 18, 2012


We took a one week hop over to Portugal for a quick look around.  Turns out, we liked Spain much better, but there was a lot of beautiful stuff to see in Portugal too.  So here we go.

The Main Square in Lisbon

Ahhh!! The cafe life.

The royal square where the ships of discovery arrived, and where the last king was assassinated in the early 20th century.

The spot where the discovery ships left from and to which they returned.

The pretty little town of Obidos.

Inside of the gothic Monastery of Santa Maria de Alcabaca in the town of Alcabaca.

One of the "lovers's tombs in the Monastery of Alcabaca.  It's a long story.

The Monastery of Batalha.
Inside the monastery at Batalha. 

The church at Fatima.

The little chapel where the tree was supposed to have been in which the three children saw the Virgin of Fatima.  Note the lady crawling around it on her knees inside of the white wall.

The red rooftops of Lisbon from the St. George's Castle above the city.

St. George's Castle

Some of the royal barges in the collection at the maritime museum in Lisbon. 

Colorful fishing boats at the maritime museum.

Inside  the Jeronimos Monastery in Belem, Lisbon.

Tomb of Vasco de Gama in the Jeronimos Monastery in Belem, Lisbon.

The royal carriage museum in Lisbon.

That's gold, baby!

The beautiful mountain town of Sentra, a retreat of the royals.


  1. We didn't make it to Portugal. Your pictures are fabulous! Hope to see you soon.

  2. You didn't tell me the story about the Lovers' Tomb. You guys owe me that one. The cathedrals are so majestic! Splendid photos, with lots of detail. I'm so glad you two had such a wonderful time.