Portugal 2017


This year I visited Portugal, heading from North to South. The first stop was in Porto, a marvelous old town with a beuatiful harbor and an iron bridge built by Gustave Eiffel. From there I visited as well the northern part of Portugal with its small pitoresque villages. Highlight was a Stone House somewhere in the middle of nowhere. The second stop was in Lisbon. The town is really worth a trip. Special recommendation: the old trams passing narrow little passages in the heart of the old town. In the surrounding of Lisbon there are plenty of spots, like the Vasco de Gama bridge, Sintra, and the west coast. Highlight here was Carrasqueira with its old yet not abandoned wooden landing stages. The third stop I made in the far South in the Algarve. Plenty of small bays along the costline with high cliffs providing great seascapes. My personal favorite in the Algarve was the Capela dos Ossos, a chapel in Faro built over the centuries by monks with the skulls and bones of more than 1.200 monks. See yourself below in the Gallery. Really a memorable place to be. 

Gallery