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Getaway to Lisbon, part two

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The next day dawned with a lot of sun and we went out with the desire to take advantage of the second and last day in Lisbon. To start, our guide took us to breakfast in the neighborhood of Belém, and more specifically to a very famous bakery and highly recommended that I do not know what it is called but it is in the Rúa de Belém, between Marta Pinto and the placeta that overlooks the monastery, and has blue awnings with white letters. People queue in the street to buy the "cream pastes", which are puff pastry with very good cream inside. However, the good experience is to enter and sit at a table to eat them, because as they do them right there non-stop, they are served fresh from the oven (unlike in the other hundred patisseries where they sell these cakes). Inside is huge and there are many tables. You can also see the process of making the cupcakes live through a glass. Anyway, we sat there and drank coffee, chocolate and "pastis". To order coffee in Portugal, you have to learn a little vocabulary because they have many types of coffee depending on the container and the amount of milk, p. For example, “uma bica” is a small and strong coffee cup, “uma meia de leite” is 50% coffee / milk, “um garoto dark” is cut, “um galao” is a glass of coffee with short milk of coffee, etc.

In this establishment you can taste the excellent cream cakes

After priming "pastéis" I saw that on a wall there was a letter with all the different types of pasta they make there. What a shame not to have tried the four hundred other types!

They are super good

Finally we left there and we were surprised in the same street but a little further, in front of the presidential residence, the change of the guard, which curiously can only be seen on the third Sunday of each month.

Then we went Chinese-Chano to the "Mosterio dos Jerónimos", but we didn't enter because there was a crowd of tourists queuing. Instead, we were looking at the souvenir stands of Portugal in front of us and took a walk in the park. Then a curious thing happened to us: we wanted to pass the train track to get to the famous Belém Tower (which is a little further as one moves away from the center of Lisbon touching the river), but we didn't see any step that crossed it or above or below, so we took the car again and took a mega-turn to reach the other side of the road and discover with horror and foolish face that there was an underpass just in front of the monastery on the other side of the fountain. This happened to us for not asking!

The Belém Tower

The Belém Tower is very emblematic, it was built in 1515 to defend the city and initially it was in the middle of the mouth of the Tagus, although now it is next to the port. From there embarked the navigators who set out to discover new lands. We were there for a while taking pictures and watching the tide rise gradually.

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