Friday, April 14, 2006

Lisbon, Day 5. Belem.

Went to the UNESCO World Heritage Site: Mosteiro dos Jerònimos and Torre de Belém. Also the adjacent National Museum of Archaeology, which was rather small (only three medium-sized rooms) for a National museum, methinks. Nothing particularly exciting. I like downtown Lisbon better. Oh, and no, my friends, that's not the Golden Gate bridge in the background of the pictures (though it really looks like it, doesn't it?), it is the 25th of April bridge, crossing the River Tejo.

Movie, too, here.


Anonymous said...

The bridge is called '25 de Abril' (April's 25th), in reference to the 1974 revolution that ended the fascist regime.

Elisa said...

You're right, of course. I must've mis-remembered/confused my maps. Thanks for pointing it out. I've fixed it in the original. :)