Thursday, March 24, 2011

Lisbon to Madrid

So after the first two opening shows in Lisbon we have two nights off before the next two shows in Madrid. Our flight to Madrid isn't till 7:30 P.M. tonight, so we saw a few more sights this morning. There's a cable car system up by the venue that follows the edge of the ocean for about a mile.
We took the subway back up to the station by the venue and had breakfast at the Irish bar we went to two nights before.
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We walked the half mile or so down to the cable car terminal intending to go up the top of the tower to see the view. However a new hotel attached to the tower is under construction, so the viewing deck was closed.
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The whole area around the venue is a huge shopping, bar, and restaurant marvel; it's packed with unique places to eat, drink, and shop. The large buildings were originally raised for the Lisbon Expo in 1998, and over the years the whole area developed into a fantastic place to hang out for the day and night.
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We took the cable car ride to the far end of the dock and took a walk around before getting back on it and heading back.
Cool wave sculpture
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We headed back to the hotel, but not before grabbing a drink and a couple more custard tarts as a farewell to Lisbon! Took the subway back to the hotel, picked up our bags, rode the bus to the airport, and hung around there for a couple of hours before boarding the Easyjet flight to Madrid. We arrived at 11 P.M, took a taxi to the hotel, and sat in a local Tapas bar finally eating dinner around midnight!
Dinner last night.
Album with more sights from day 3 in Lisbon below:

1 comment:

  1. Yay food! Did you have beef tongue there? My mom and I lived next door to a Basque woman for many years and she introduced us to the joy of beef tongue.

    The weather looks absolutely gorgeous, hope it holds in Espana!

    Julie :)