Welcome to Portugal, the country of azulejos

Bom dia! (It’s good morning in Portuguese) I’m writing these words from Portugal, where I’ll be staying for 5 months. In addition to living and studying I’m going to travel a bit and explore what this country has to offer. I hope it won’t end on this one post, so follow my social media to be up to date with everything (snapchat – michaldybcio).

lisbon / portugal

Before going to Lisbon my plan was to go straight to Coimbra (where I will study), but I got the opportunity to stay there for almost two days, everything thanks to Jose from Couchsurfing. I visited a few places, tried local dishes and was amazed by great panorama views. There are many things which I haven’t seen yet so I’m going to go back here soon.

lisbon / portugal

What you can notice after visiting Portugal for the first time are those beautiful tiles – azulejos. They incrust walls, entrances to homes, the interiors of restaurants, churches and other public places. They are everywhere in various sizes, presenting abstract patterns, historic or mythologic scenes.

lisbon / portugal

lisbon / portugal

Azulejos history is almost five hundred years old. If we would like to get to know more about them, Museu Nacional do Azulejo will be a perfect choice for that. On the top floor you can see the panorama of Lisbon (before the earthquake of 1755) made from azulejos. I didn’t go to the museum myself but I will next time.

lisbon / portugal

lisbon / portugal

lisbon / portugal

lisbon / portugal

lisbon / portugal

lisbon / portugal

lisbon / portugal

lisbon / portugal