Lisbon, Portugal in 6 hours - Photo Album

Lisbon, Portugal in 6 hours.

Perhaps, when you read the title of this post, you will think how ambitious it will be to explore the beauty of Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, only in 6 hours.
Well, apparently, I managed to do that, although I only covered a few famous spots!
It will of course be best if you can stay for 3, 6, or even weeks here in Lisbon.
But if you only have more or less 6 hours for transit, like what I had on my way from Paris to New York City last year, we still can enjoy this beautiful city.


Arco da Rua Augusta, one corner of Praça do Comércio
Lisbon, or Lisboa or Lisabon, is one of the oldest cities in the world.
With its strategic location and direct access to the Atlantic cities, Lisbon has served as major cities for trades, business, as well as political and cultural activities during  Julius Cesar era. Portugueses also came to Indonesia for a while in the 15th century but they didn't stay for long.

This capital city has long been well known for its endless beauty, offering the visitors with amazing views overlooking the Atlantic Ocean and the surrounding mountains and hills, wonderful architectures ranging from from castles, churches to plazas, rich histories and delectable cuisines, to mention a few.


Just landed..
When I landed from Paris, I immediately took the bus from the airport to the city center. It took around 45 minutes with the usual traffic and it was very convenient. I guess I only paid around 9 Euro for 1 trip. 


The super comfortable Yellow Bus
I stopped near Praça do Comércio, at one of the airport shuttle bus stops.

From there, I walked around 10 minutes to explore the surrounding area. 
As you know, the commercial plaza is a wide, spacious area lined with cafes, shops, and some governmental buildings (judging from the names). I really enjoyed my morning walk under the blue sky and balmy weather.


the tram service at the city center

I love the bright yellow mustard buildings surrounding the Plaza. It is the Ministry of Justice building, with some elegant touch and beautiful alleys as well as  chandeliers. Even in the morning - around 8 AM when I arrived, visitors were flocking around already.


Good morning from me..
In the center of that building, you will see the triumphal arch Arco da Rua Augusta, depicting some sculpted figures and coat of arms. It's an interesting sight to those who love taking pictures like me. I also walked to the coastal 

Then I decided to rent a Tuk-tuk to explore more parts of the city.
Yes, Tuk-tuk...like the one we have seen in Thailand.

The tuk-tuk I rent in Lisbon

I knew I have some hours but judging from the beautiful spots I could explore and the fact that Lisbon is very hilly, I then set my heart to take Tuk-tuk. And I made the right decision indeed!
You wanna know the whole story?

Before I spill more beans, let's enjoy this parade of photos I took during my transit in Lisbon, Portugal.



me against the raising sun :)

Statue of Dom José I in the middle of the Commercial Plaza

Sé de Lisboa...the Chatedral of Lisbon

One of the ceramic patterns in Lisbon

Love the murals near Alfama



View from Alfama



Lisbon from above, view from Miraduoro da Senhora Do Monte




I just love these serving plates and mugs with typical Portuguese patterns
What do you think?
Do you like Lisbon, Portugal, just like me?
Feels like coming down here as well?
Me, too!
Wait for more details on the next post.





47 comments:

  1. I'd love to add Portugal to my bucket list! Love your photos, Indah.

    I did Narita in 6 hours too when we stopped for our transit to LA!

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  2. Mbaaa Indaahh, mugnya kereeennn deh :D
    Kayaknya kece banget deh, semoga bisa ke sana, aamiin *afirmasi aja dulu hehehe

    Pemandangannya unik2 ya mba, di setiap sudut keren banget rasanya :)

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  3. Woow...kereeen... Dan porselen set bernuansa biru itu cakeeeep..

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  4. Wow, aku kok tertarik dengan piring dan mug warna biru itu Mama Bo. Unik banget, keren. Kayaknya aku kalau punya ini, bakal dijadikan pajangan aja karena sayang mau dipake nya hahaha.

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  5. Kuingin ke sana. Landscape dan Landmarknya sangat indah dan artistik.

    Thank you for sharing this info, Mbak. Saya jadi tertarik ke sana.

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  6. Wow Lisbon so beautiful country as I've been knew from cinema or telenovela

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  7. Amazing, semoga ada kesempatan ke Lisbon. Btw itu mural nya keren banget... 9 euro 1 trip murah ya mba.

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  8. I enjoy looking at your photos, mbak. They are beautiful. Lisbon such a beautiful place, I should put it to my wishlists. Thanks for sharing

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  9. It's truly beautiful, ka Inda...
    I really enjoy your photos and experiences about Lisbon.
    Hope someday i will go there too...

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  10. Melihat bangunan klasik yang masih berdiri megah begitu aja udah bikin saya kagum lho, Mbak. Andai bisa explore lebih lama, ya

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  11. Kalau inget Lisabon Portugal yang selalu kebayang sama aku tuh tim sepakbola lokalnya, Mbak dan pelatih dari Portugal ini alias Jose Morinho hahah.. Anyway gedung berwarna yellow mustardnya itu emang terlihat cantik dan menawan. Eropa punya negara dengan konsep gedung-gedung klasik yang keren, ya.

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  12. MAk Indah jadi kapan bawa aku ke tempat poto2 itu? Hmm, selalu menggoda deh!
    Kan kita mo narsis di gedung2 klasik ntuu eeaa
    *lempar sini mugnya buat bikin kopi atulaaah

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  13. Tuk-tuk di Lisabon seperti apa, Mbak? Ingatnya tuk-tuk di Thailand.
    Btw, kalau transit 6 jam di Jakarta, 4 jam sendiri kena macet. Hehehehe

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  14. Mbak, suka juga dengan set piring dan mugnya itu, pattern dan warnanya, biruuuu, sukaaaa.
    Nunggu cerita selanjutnya aahh, pasti banyak foto kece lagi selain ini ;)

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  15. Mbaaa sungguh aku ngiri sekali. Hihii. Bisa travelling ke negara negara hebat dan menuliskan jadi catatan yang baik

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  16. Aiiiihhhh, aku terpukau sama bersihnya jalanannya Mbaak. Hopeful bisa ke sana juga ya, liburan bareng keluarga....

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  17. Untuk bisa travelling ke Lisbon atau Portugal ini kayaknya cuma jadi mimpi deh buat saya, tapi setidaknya saya bisa jalan2 gratis ke sana dengan baca cerita perjalanan mbak Indah ini. Takjub deh dengan pemandangan di sana😄

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  18. Wah ada tram :D Di Indonesia sayangnya tramnya gak dipertahankan huhuhu. Bangunannya keren2 ya mbak. Itu yang bangunan lawas2 ya? Kalau yang agak modern gtu ada juga kah di sana? Atau emang cirinya baik rumah2nya ya kyk gtu semua?

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  19. Tempatnya bersih yaa, Mba. Bangunannya juga tetap terjaga walau usianya tua :)

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  20. Untuk bisa travelling ke Lisbon atau Portugal ini kayaknya cuma jadi mimpi deh buat saya, tapi setidaknya saya bisa jalan2 gratis ke sana dengan baca cerita perjalanan mbak Indah ini. Takjub deh dengan pemandangan di sana😄

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  21. MasyaAllah tanah Portugal itu kayak gitu ya Mba Indah, hahaha aku jadi tahu dan sepreti berkeliling ke sana. Keramiknya mupeng pengen tak bawa pulang Mba hehehe

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  22. Setial ke blig mba Indah aku jadj mupeng jalan-jalan ke Luar negeri hehe secara belum pernah ke LN. Btw aku naksir berat sama piring dan mugnya,, cantik bangettttt.

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  23. Omg kerwn banget.. fix ini foto foto nya bikin ngiler dan pengen traveling kesana.. apalagi bagian katedral nya itu loh.. aduuh bagus banget.

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  24. Selama ini saya hanya lihat bangunan-bangunan di Portugal lewat televisi atau film, Mba Inda mantap nih bisa berkunjung ke sana secara langsung :)

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  25. Ternyata bisa ya jalan2 di kota dalam waktu 6 jam setelah landing.
    Jadi terinspirasi utk jalan2 ke Eropa nih mbak
    😁

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  26. Wah beruntungnya mbak bisa berkunjung ke sana yah.. pengalaman yang menarik pastinya.. kapan yah aku bisa ke negera-negara luar di sana.. ingin sekali bisa travelling antar negara.. sambil jalan-jalan pasti bisa belajar sejarahnya juga..☺️

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  27. Keliatannya sangat padat ya kotanya.. dan cuaca disana terlihat sangat cerah.. ingat negara portugal tuh ingat ronaldo pemain sepak bola dunia.. negaranya hangat sehangat ronaldo hehe aposeh ngga nyambung haah.. aku iri mba.. belum pernah ke purtugal hiks.. sehat selalu ya mbakku

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  28. Old lovely place! ������ aku jadi teringat Leipzig di Jerman mba yang arsitektur kotanya juga masih mempertahankan nuansa sejarahnya yang justru menjadi daya tarik juat buat wisatawan :D

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  29. Cantik banget ya nuansan di Lisbon. Thanks lho Mama Bo untuk foto-fotonya yang selalu bisa menambah wawasan tentang berbagai tempat di belahan bumi.

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  30. keren banget mbaaa, semoga aku ada rejeki buat kesana ya :) selama ini cuma liat di tivi doank, btw aku salfok sama awannya mba bagus banget

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  31. You did a great thing.. When it just 6 hour for enjoy to visit the country that only transit.. I think it's a good idea for enjoy the country

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  32. Masya Allah tabarakallah jadi mau memasukkan Portugal ke dalam bucket list travelling, aku suka banget sama pattern di piring dan perabotan lainnya, semoga suatu saat bisa ke sini juga

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  33. wow...keren banget. fotonya pas banget. cuacanya cerah. pokoknya cantik2 banget.kapan ya bisa kesana. hemmm...

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  34. As always, kalo liat postingannya Mba Indah selalu bikin mupeng deh. Apalagi ini salah satu wishlist tempat yang ingin aku kunjungi, semoga segera tercapai dalam waktu dekat aamiin

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  35. such a beautiful city 💕ak tu suka traveling ke tmpt yg arsitekturnya kayak gini 💕 sayangnya cm 6jm aja yah . tp g deg2 n itu klo nekat traveling pas transit gitu?

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  36. Arsitektur bangunan khas orang Eropa itu emang detail banget ya bagian ukirannya. Indah banget kotanya, semoga suatu hari nanti bisa ke sana deh ya.. aaminnn

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  37. Mbak,aminkan doaku ya. Semoga tahun ini bisa jalan-jalan ke LN dan cara pandangku bisa lebih luas, lebih wise. Pengin bisa terbuka cakrawala krn traveling. Dan tentu beli barang-barang yg lucu-lucu di sana :D

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  38. Bagus ya bangunan bangunan disana, semoga suatu saat bisa liburan kesana jugaa, selalu kepengen kalau liat postingan mbak

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  39. Bangunannya khas kayak bangunan kerajaan ya mbak,banyak ukiran gitu. enak banget itu ada trem di tengah kota bisa keliling lisbon.

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  40. Speechless aku mbak, ini kotanya cantik banget ya. Penuh dengan sejarah juga ya. Itu table set-nya juga bagus motif dan warnanya. Kalau aku ke sana mungkin aku udah kalap belanja macem-macem kali. Hehehe

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  41. Kotanya cantik dan super bersih ya mba, mmmh jadi bermimpi juga kira - kira kapan kota Jakarta bisa kayak gitu :)

    Ini oleh2 Piring dan Mugnya bikin mupeng mba, lucuuk dan unikkk gitu designya :)

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  42. Gorgeous post!. It's great to co-host with you this week!!

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  43. Such a heavenly view, Mbak. I love reading your articles. It must be fun when I read and see the pictures in it. Feels like I travel there too and enjoy the atmosphere and every single step on the journey. Keep sharing, Mbak. <3

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  44. wow that is a beautiful place and I love looking at murals and architecture too. Happy to be co-hosting with you again at #OMHGWW

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  45. Kotanya cakep banget ya. Trus itu bangunannya juga. Selalu suka lihat bangunan yang unik dan mural-mural unik. Duh, kapan yang bisa menjelajah benua Eropa

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  46. You managed to squeeze in quite a bit in your 6 hours, it seems. Lisbon looks like a really beautiful place to explore!

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  47. It looks like you were there for awhile. Only 6 hours? How cool. I love the yellow and blue photos.

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