By the second day in Lisbon, Phoenix and Avalon needed a break from their itinerary, so I went out to run errands, then Phoenix and I got pastries and coffee while Avalon lingered at the apartment.
We wandered over to check out Castelo São Jorge. I was worried the 10€ entry fee would not be worth it, but it totally was.
COOL shade under mature trees, kiosks where you can buy a cold drink while you sit and soak in the view, and interesting things to see walking through the grounds.
And peacocks! With peacock babies!
A climb through the ruins of the old castle itself…
…and we were ready for an ice cream break.
So was this handsome lad.
We found a restaurant we wanted to go to and decided that the 30 minute walk would be perfect to give us a good appetite before dinner.
40 minutes later (of course uphill in the heat), we wondered if it actually WAS worth it…
Finally reached the restaurant and it was SO worth it. Very friendly staff, great food, and we laughed all through dinner.
We took an Uber back to Miradouro de Santa Luzia (Phoenix was spent on walking and agreed to walk the stairs 5x with me if we agreed to Uber), and bought a 15€ piña colada in a pineapple to share. Phoenix only drank a bit, so I drank the rest, because 15€, come on, I am getting my money’s worth! (If you know, you know.)
Phoenix kept her end of the bargain and even did a 6th stair circuit.