The symbol of Portugese expansionMy boyfriend and I visited this beautiful little country rich in history, castles and impressive landscapes.
Timing was perfect, a longer Easter vacation, when the weather is very lovely.
We would never rush through a country, rather return many times, because travel only becomes an experience if it is about quality not quantity.
We spent 4 days in the capital town Lisbon, taking big walks, sitting in old coffee houses, contemplating...
To step back a little and not to disturb locals immersing in their celebrations of the holy days of Easter, we rented a car and drove down to the magical tiny medieval town of Obidos.
We spent another memorable 4 days there, taking small excursions in the surrounding area, and getting to the most Western point of continental Europe...
A 12th century castle...
The tower of the castle...all ours for 4 nights :)
This picture was taken of the breath-taking Belém Tower (1515-1521) built by the order of King Manuel the first.