Our Vacation in Europe
November 06-13, 2019
[1-Barcelona] [2-Madrid] [3-Fatima] [4-Lisbon] [5-Valencia]
Driving distance from Fatima to Lisbon is about 80 miles
Statue of Marques de Pombal
"Museu de Teatro Romano"
(Museum of the Roman Theater)
The museum beautifully recreates the theater, which was built in the
first century BC by Emperor Augustus
and expanded in 57 AD with a capacity for 5000 people. It was
abandoned in the Middle Ages and disappeared
underground until Lisbon's post-earthquake reconstruction in the
18th century. The museum features a smattering of columns and other
finds, including a sculpture of Silenus and an inscription
dedicating the theater to Nero.
Castle of Sao Jorge (Saint George's Castle)
St. George Castle was built in 5th century by the Visigoths as a
fort. Later it was transformed into a Moorish castle and served as a
Moorish royal residence until 1147 when the royal family of king
Alfonso Henriques moved in. The castle earned its name of St. George
Castle when it was captured by king Alfonso Henriques as dedicated
to the patron saint of England in commemoration of the Anglo
Portuguese pact, which was made in 1371
The Triumphant-arch was built to commemorate the city’s
the devastation of the 1755 earthquake, a quake that levelled much
of the city.
Excellent Portuguese beer in "bottom up" glass. Look good, taste
( Mời anh em... 1, 2, 3 dô )
Dinner in the Commerce Square
Driving through Lisbon...
Santa Luzia lookout
Tuk-Tuk in Portugal! Giống xe lam ở Việt Nam.
On Tejo bridge to Valencia.
The statue of "Cristo Rei" (Christ the King).
The giant statue in cement was erected in May 17-1959 to express
gratitude because the Portuguese were spared the effects of World
War II. It was inspired by the "Christ the Redeemer" statue of Rio
de Janeiro, in Brazil.