Just the Pictures (Portugal) Marques de Pombal Square. Eduardo VII Park with Marques de Pombal Square visible at its end. A Persian bowl from the 13th-century AD (from the collection in the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum). Egyptian mosque lamps from the 14th-century AD (the Mameluke Period). ‘Portrait of a Young Woman’ by Giuliano Bugiardini (ca. 1516-1525 AD). An Italian plate from the 16th-century AD. ‘The Dance’, a tapestry from the set ‘Children Playing’ (Italian, ca. 1540 AD). ‘The Mirror of Venus’ by Sir Edward Burne-Jones (1877 AD). ‘Portrait of Madame Claude Monet’ by Pierre-Auguste Renoir (ca. 1872-1874 AD). ‘Lady and Child Asleep in a Punt under the Willows’ by John Singer Sargent (1887 AD). The outside of the National Azulejo Museum. Azulejos (painted tin-glazed ceramic tilework) from a Seville workshop (ca. 1500-1510 AD). ‘Altarpiece of Our Lady of Life’, attributed to Marcel de Matos (1580 AD). Polychrome faience pattern module azulejos from Lisbon (17th-century AD). The Madre de Deus Convent – part of the National Azulejo Museum. Closeup of an azulejos panel depicting a hunting scene (notice the dog biting the bull’s testicles), made in Lisbon (ca. 1680 AD). ‘The Chicken’s Wedding’ (Lisbon, ca. 1660-1667 AD). Polychrome faience relief medallion with effigy of D. Fernando II (Lisbon, ca. 1850-1890 AD). A portion of the ‘Great Lisbon Panorama before the Earthquake of 1755’ (Lisbon, early 17th-century AD). Santa Apolónia Railway Station. The National Pantheon in Lisbon. Tram 28 (Lisbon’s historic and iconic tram) coming down the road. A restaurant in Alfama (Lisbon’s oldest district). View of Lisbon and the Tagus River. Entrance to São Jorge Castle. Part of São Jorge Castle’s wall. Remains of a Roman theater in downtown Lisbon. Lisbon Cathedral (officially, the “Patriarchal Cathedral of St. Mary Major”) with a Tram 28 car passing in front. Inside the Lisbon Cathedral. Street in Lisbon. Another street in Lisbon. The Praça do Comércio (“Commerce Square”) with a statue of King José I riding his horse and the Rua Augusta Arch. The ruins of Carmo Church. Another view of the church, which was ruined by the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake. One last view of the Carmo Church ruins. Two buildings sporting tiled facades. The Ascensor da Gloria (part of Lisbon’s funicular system). View of São Jorge Castle with the Lisbon Cathedral visible on the right and the Rossio Railway Station in the foreground. The Maria Vitoria Theater (a rundown theater near the Botanical Garden of Lisbon). The Varieties Theater (another rundown theater in the same vicinity as the Maria Vitoria Theater. The Castle of the Moors (or “Moorish Castle”) in Sintra. View of Sintra (with the National Palace visible near the bottom) from the Moorish Castle. Another view of the Moorish Castle, which was constructed during the 8th- and 9th-centuries AD during the period of Muslim Iberia. The Castle Keep. The castle wall. Flowers inside the Moorish Castle. Pena Palace (built in the 19th-century AD by King Ferdinand as a summer palace). Ramp leading up to the north part of the palace. Looking south at the kitchen and dining area of the palace. Another view of the palace – the structure was inspired by German Romanticist architecture, but was intentionally built with a mixture of eclectic styles that includes the Neo-Gothic, Neo-Manueline, Neo-Islamic, and Neo-Renaissance styles. View of the Moorish Castle from Pena Palace. The western part of the palace with the chapel and clock tower at the far end. A turret at Pena Palace. The Manueline Cloister (originally part of the 16th-century AD monastery that existed here before Pena Palace was built). The Arabic Cabinet with an observation telescope placed inside. Looking south at the palace from the Queen’s Terrace. The sacristy. The Great Hall (King Ferdinand’s primary space for hosting receptions). The palace’s kitchen. The Triton, an allegorical gateway of the Creation. The Palace entrance. Walking through the Park of Pena (fantastic palatial gardens surrounding Pena Palace). The Chalet of the Countess of Edla (built by Don Fernando II between 1864 and 1869 AD). The Palace of Monserrate, seen from the lawn. The entrance to Monserrate Palace. The main hall – an octagonal atrium in the center of the palace. The gallery. The library. Looking out from the palace’s portico. A view of the palace’s portico. Trail through Monserrate Palace’s gardens. Wood carving found along the road between Sintra and Monserrate Palace. Quinta da Regaleira Palace. Looking out from the palace’s portico. An ornate doorway in the palace. Stairwell leading up to the main floor of the palace. Towers and turrets seen from the palace’s panoramic terrace. The chapel at Quinta da Regaleira. Looking down the Initiatic Well (a “subterranean tower” that sinks 27 meters in to the earth. Looking up from the bottom of the Initiatic Well. Statue in Quinta da Regaleira Palace’s gardens. A building in Sintra. The National Palace in Sintra. More buildings in Sintra. A bottle of Portuguese white wine (made of Saria, Rabo-de-ovelha, and Antāo Vaz grapes). Jeronimos Monastery (built in 1601 AD), a prominent example of the Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline style of architecture. Another view of the Jeronimos Monastery. Entrance to the Jeronimos Monastery. My afternoon snack of a Pastel de Belem, a puff pastry sausage roll, and a cappuccino. View of Jeronimos Monastery from Praça do Império (“Empire Square”). The Monument of the Discoveries. View of the Tagus River and the 25 de Abril Bridge from the top of the Monument of the Discoveries. View of Jeronimos Monastery from the top of the Monument of the Discoveries. Belem Tower, a fortified tower that was built in the early 16th-century AD and constructed in the Manueline style. Another view of Belem Tower. The 25 de Abril Bridge with Christ the Redeemer statue in the distance (modeled after the one in Rio de Janeiro). Street art adorning the columns and walls in the Alcantara-Mar Railway Station.