Tag Archives: Portugal

Walks: Christmas Season 2021, Lisbon, Portugal (4K)

Lisbon is Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city. From imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, Tagus Estuary and Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays 5 centuries of decorative ceramic tiles. Just outside Lisbon is a string of Atlantic beaches, from Cascais to Estoril.

Views: Streets And Shops Of Lisbon, Portugal (4K)

Lisbon is Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city. From imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, Tagus Estuary and Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays 5 centuries of decorative ceramic tiles. Just outside Lisbon is a string of Atlantic beaches, from Cascais to Estoril.

Boat Tours: Tagus River Harbor, Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is the main port of Portugal, which is located at the mouth of the Tagus River. This city is located in the picturesque place with numerous hills. That’s why Lisbon is also called “city on seven hills”. Founded as a large settlement of the tribe of Iberian Lusitano, Lisbon has started its quick development due to its convenient location. After this it was soon conquered by the Roman Empire, then it belonged to the Arab Caliph, and later the French knights set up their ownership. Only in 1256 Lisbon has officially become the capital of Portugal. However, after a large earthquake that had destroyed many historic buildings, the city often became an arena for political clashes. Only the end of World War II has finally brought the city its long awaited peace.

Aerial Views: Madeira Island, Portugal (4K)

Madeira, an autonomous region of Portugal, is an archipelago comprising 4 islands off the northwest coast of Africa. It is known for its namesake wine and warm, subtropical climate. The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River. Capital Funchal has botanic gardens and is known for its harbor and a large New Year’s fireworks show. 

Views: Number 28 Tram Ride In Lisbon, Portugal

Filmed in July 2021.

The number 28 tram in Lisbon connects Martim Moniz with Campo Ourique, and passes through the popular tourist districts of Graca, Alfama, Baixa and Estrela. For visitors, this is the classic Lisbon tram journey, riding in a quaint yellow tram as it rattles and screeches through the narrow streets of the city. Along the E28 route, delightful Remodelado trams trundle, and these retain many of their original 1930s features, including polished wood interiors, brass dials and cheery yellow paintwork. In any other city, these trams would be housed in a museum, but in Lisbon, they are an integral part of the public transport network These historic trams are still in use, as the number 28 tram route is completely unsuitable for modern trams, due to its numerous tight turns, narrow streets and steep gradients.

The E28 tram follows a very scenic route, passing through many of Lisbon’s historic districts, and provides one of the best tours of the city. The busiest section is between Baixa and Alfama. A ride on the number 28 tram is one of the highlights of Lisbon The number E28 tram follows the route: Martim Moniz – Graca – Portas de Sol (Alfama) – Se Cathedral – Rua Conceição (Baixa) – Chiado – Sao Bento – Estrela – Campo Ourique (once the tram reaches the end it follows the same route but in reverse which I actually filmed) Sights along the E28 tram route: 1. Basílica da Estrela 2. Assembleia da República 3. Praça Luís de Camões 4. Rua Augusta 5. Praça do Comércio 6. Igreja de Santo António 7. Sé de Lisboa 8. Portas do Sol 9. Mosteiro São Vicente 10. Graça 11. Castelo de Sao Jorge

Architectural Tour: The Pena Palace In Portugal

In 1836, Queen Maria, The Second, of Portugal married a German prince named Ferdinand. As a love letter to his new wife and Portuguese subjects, the King of Portugal built something that would embrace and celebrate Portugal’s cultural DNA – the Pena Palace. From above, one can see the incredibly nuanced construction of the castle’s domes to reflect Portugal’s rich history and the neo-Gothic, neo-Manueline, neo-Islamic and neo-Indian architectural influences. King Ferdinand’s attention to detail charmed his people and the Royal Family, who soon made the Pena Palace their summer residence, which would remain the case for the next six decades.

Architectural Views: MAAT Museum In Lisbon

MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology is the new cultural centre for Lisbon. It’s a museum where these three areas intertwine within a space of debate, discovery, critical thinking and international dialogue.

 It’s an innovative project which establishes a connection between the new building, designed by Amanda Levete Architects’ studio, and Central Tejo Power Station, one of Portugal’s most prominent examples of industrial architecture from the first half of the 20th century, and one of the most visited museums in the country.

MAAT’s ambition is to present national and international exhibitions by contemporary artists, architects and thinkers. The programme will also include various curatorial perspectives on EDP Foundation’s private Art Collection, reflecting current subject matters and trends.

Travel: Top Ten Beautiful Towns To Visit In Portugal

Portugal is a southern European country on the Iberian Peninsula, bordering Spain. Its location on the Atlantic Ocean has influenced many aspects of its culture: salt cod and grilled sardines are national dishes, the Algarve’s beaches are a major destination and much of the nation’s architecture dates to the 1500s–1800s, when Portugal had a powerful maritime empire.

Aerial Views: Islands Of Madeira – Portugal (4K)

Madeira, an autonomous region of Portugal, is an archipelago comprising 4 islands off the northwest coast of Africa. It is known for its namesake wine and warm, subtropical climate. The main island of Madeira is volcanic, green and rugged, with high cliffs, pebbly beaches and settlements on deltas of the Fajã River. Capital Funchal has botanic gardens and is known for its harbor and a large New Year’s fireworks show. 

Walking Tours: Lisbon – Southern Portugal (4K)

Lisbon is Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city. From imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, Tagus Estuary and Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays 5 centuries of decorative ceramic tiles. Just outside Lisbon is a string of Atlantic beaches, from Cascais to Estoril. 

Video timeline: 00:00 Praça do Rossio 01:26 BAIXA and Rua Augusta 08:18 Arco da Rua Augusta 09:41 Praça do Comércio 12:47 Cais das Colunas 13:47 Ponte 25 de Abril 16:17 Rua da Prata 16:55 Rua do Comércio 19:48 Praça do Município 22:41 Rua do Arsenal 26:30 BAIXA and Rua Áurea 35:55 ALFAMA 46:13 Church of Saint Mary Magdalene 47:44 St Anthony’s Church 48:50 Lisbon Cathedral 55:58 Miradouro de Santa Luzia 01:00:10 Miradouro das Portas do Sol 01:03:34 BAIRRO ALTO and Rua da Escola Politécnica 01:05:38 Principe Real garden 01:07:57 Rua Dom Pedro V 01:17:07 Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara 01:21:00 Ascensor Glória 01:22:46 Church of Sao Roque 01:24:10 Rua da Misericórdia 01:27:54 Praça Luís de Camões and Italian Church of Our Lady of the Loreto 01:28:49 Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Encarnação 01:29:40 Rua Garrett 01:34:29 Rua do Carmo 01:35:50 Santa Justa Lift 01:38:38 Praça do Rossio 01:41:53 Praça da Figueira 01:45:20 Martim Moniz 01:48:30 Praça do Rossio 01:52:00 Praça dos Restauradores 01:55:21 Ascensor Glória 01:56:49 Avenida da Liberdade