My first impression of the center of Lisbon wasn’t as good as I had expected. I got out of metro Rossio to walk into a hectic crowd of tourists staring clueless at their city maps, hoping to find their way to the streets with english menus.
As much as I understand the utility of maps, I don’t share this necessity. I didn’t have a map. I rarely have one. Instead, I’ll start somewhere in the center and then just walk until my legs won’t carry my body anymore.
I get lost many times, but as long as you’re cautious, getting lost is a good thing. It’s the best way to discover a city from a different angle – getting off the usual tourist track that focus on the top historical buildings to hit an alternative road that leads you through completely different stories.
The paving stones on Lisbon’s old streets are characteristic from Portugal.
I found orange trees exposing these juicy fruits, right there, on the streets.
Avenida da Liberdade and a beautiful knob on a side street.
Street Art, near Praça do Duque de Saldanha.