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Friday, May 03, 2013

Lisbon: Convent of St Vincent, St. Anthony Church, Liberty Avenue, Rossio Square, Tower of Belem

As you can see from the title, we had a full day of churches, activities, sightseeing and eating. We started off the day with breakfast at the hotel and it was quite a spread - a full American breakfast. Then it was off to the Convent of St, Vincent where there was mass at 9:30am. I stayed for a while to enjoy the peacefulness of the inside of the church. The prayers are all in Portuguese so I can't really follow along but I could enjoy the alters and the architecture of the buildings. I love the carvings on the outside and our guide Teresa is very knowledgeable about the history of Lisbon.

Here are some pictures:

Convent of St Vincent

Sculpture in front of Convent of St Vincent



Another one

Alter of Convent of St Vincent

Alter at Convent of St Vincent

Outside of Convent of St Vincent
Motif on an outside pillar

Neighbourhood outside of St Vincent
Laundry day in Lisbon

Enjoying a fountain drink

Lisbon Trolley


St Anthony's church

In St Anthony's Church

Beautiful ceiling at St Anthony's

Christ and the 12 apostles in stained glass



St Anthony the patron saint of Lisbon

River Tejo

Lovely outdoor cafes everywhere!



Alter at St Anthony's
Lisbon


Decorating for festival of St Anthony
Street of Lisbon
St Jeronimos Monastery
St Jeronimos Monastery 
Stained Glass of Mother and Child
Confessional door

One of the disciples
Lisbon

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St Jeronimos

St Jeronimos Monastery

Mother and Child in Stained Glass

Confessional door

Tomb of Vasco da Gama


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sandra

2 comments:

  1. So by now you have gotten over your jet lag and are ready to explore another part of the world where you will get to experience the difference in peoples cultures, hope you will find it captivating, exciting and enjoyable.
    Saw in one the pic. you hang your clothe outside the window to dry LOL.
    Eddie

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  2. Does this remind you of anything? Remember when we used to dry our clothes like this? The original clothes dryer!

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