The metro stations in Lisbon appear quite new.
The traditional tile art is applied everywhere in Lisbon.
While looking for No. 15 tramcar, we stumbled into the market of Rebeiro across from the stop.
Lisbon is a perfect city for black-and-white photos.
It felt sluggish even in the market.
Though the vegetables and fruits didn't look fresh and tempting, the gigantic pumpkins and peas were stunning.
Belem District is a historical area in Lisbon. Here many great Portuguese explorers embarked on their voyages of discovery.
On our way, we found that the police station is a lovely pink house.
It was almost time for lunch. The waiter was waiting for customers in silence.
Our first stop in Belem was Coaches Museum.
The coaches collected in the museum are opulent and majestic, which reflect the luxurious life of the elite in the past. Having traveled in Lisbon for three days, we visited tourist attractions that record the life of the upper class. However, I saw nothing about ordinary people's lives.
Compared with the staggering wealth of the rich in the old days, the presidential office today probably tries to give people a positive impression of not going too far. I personally think the pink color is quite cute.
The monastery was built by King Manuel I in 1502. The explorer Vasco da Gama and his crew prayed here on the last night before heading for India.
(Note: da Gama is the commander of the first ships to sail directly from Europe to India.)
Vasco da Gama's tomb was placed inside by the entrance. The monastery was constructed to commemorate da Gama's voyage and thank Virgin Mary.
Some other great figures in Portuguese history are entombed here too. The Portuguese compare the monastery to Westminster Abbey in London or Parthenon in Paris.
The design is characterized by the elaborate Manueline style, centering around maritime motifs.
The Discoveries Monument was built on the north bank of Tagus River in 1960 in memory of the 500th anniversary of Prince Henry the Navigator. Crucial figures in Portuguese maritime history were carved onto the monument.
In the distance is 25th of April Bridge.
Belem Tower was built in 1515 as a fortress to guard the entrance to Lisbon's harbor.
The Belem Tower was also built in the Manueline style. On the front is a sculpture of the Lady of Homecoming to protect navigators and sailors.