Lisbon & Sesimbra - a vacation in Portugal

Hi everyone, 

It's been a while and I wanted to give you a little update of what I have been up to lately! 

After participating in two huge art fairs here in Munich in April and May - the STROKE and the ARTMUC -  I was ready for a proper vacation so my boyfriend and me went to Portugal! We fell so in love with the country even though we have not seen so much yet. We stayed in Lisbon for a few days and then in Sesimbra - which is about 45 minutes away. 

If you want to get a little impression of what it was like there, I hope you enjoy these photos!

All the best, 
Andrea :)

 The high narrow dark building is the Santa Just Lift which was designed by Raul Mesnier de Ponsard, a student of Gustav Eiffel!

The high narrow dark building is the Santa Just Lift which was designed by Raul Mesnier de Ponsard, a student of Gustav Eiffel!

 Santa Just Lift

Santa Just Lift

 The Tejo River and the 25 de Abril bridge in the background

The Tejo River and the 25 de Abril bridge in the background

 Staying hydrated in the heat

Staying hydrated in the heat

 Preparation in Alfama for the feast of St. Anthony days

Preparation in Alfama for the feast of St. Anthony days

 One of the beautiful houses in Alfama, Lisbon

One of the beautiful houses in Alfama, Lisbon

 Alfama, Lisbon

Alfama, Lisbon

  Alfama, Lisbon

Alfama, Lisbon

 The famous tram 28 - taken from our apartment kitchen window :)

The famous tram 28 - taken from our apartment kitchen window :)

  Alfama, Lisbon

Alfama, Lisbon

 One of the yummy Pasteis de Nata!

One of the yummy Pasteis de Nata!

 Pineapple & Mint Juice and a Cappuccino at a lovely vegan café in Alfama, Lisbon

Pineapple & Mint Juice and a Cappuccino at a lovely vegan café in Alfama, Lisbon

 The Tower of Belém

The Tower of Belém

 Some of the many tasty pastries and tarts we tried 

Some of the many tasty pastries and tarts we tried 

 The view from our flat in Sesimbra

The view from our flat in Sesimbra

 First time at the beach this year!

First time at the beach this year!

 Watermelon Ice Cream! 

Watermelon Ice Cream! 

 Sesimbra's picturesque beauty

Sesimbra's picturesque beauty

 We ate fish every day in one of the wonderful little fish restaurants :)

We ate fish every day in one of the wonderful little fish restaurants :)

 Sesimbra's alleys

Sesimbra's alleys

 The entrance to Sesimbra's Moorish castle

The entrance to Sesimbra's Moorish castle

 The castle is merely ruins now...

The castle is merely ruins now...

 ...but we loved it up there!

...but we loved it up there!

 I wished I had had a model with me there!

I wished I had had a model with me there!

 There is also a church and a cemetery up there

There is also a church and a cemetery up there

 Sesimbra from above

Sesimbra from above

 Azoia

Azoia

 Santuário de Nossa Senhora de Cabo Espichel

Santuário de Nossa Senhora de Cabo Espichel

  Santuário de Nossa Senhora de Cabo Espichel

Santuário de Nossa Senhora de Cabo Espichel

  Santuário de Nossa Senhora de Cabo Espichel

Santuário de Nossa Senhora de Cabo Espichel

 One of my favourite things to eat there - Bolo de Aroz - similar to a muffin but made of rice flour!

One of my favourite things to eat there - Bolo de Aroz - similar to a muffin but made of rice flour!

 Capela da Memória

Capela da Memória

 The Lighthouse of Cabo Espichel

The Lighthouse of Cabo Espichel

 I loved the wild beauty of the landscape there!

I loved the wild beauty of the landscape there!