This Thanksgiving our family decided to fly to the Continent for the holiday. We love exploring new places and going to Portugal was on my list of places I wanted to visit. So we packed our suitcases and headed to Lisbon.
Once there I realized that I really don't know much about the history of Portugal. I didn't realize that there was an massive earthquake in 1755 that destroyed most of Lisbon and it needed to be rebuilt. I also realized that I didn't know much about Portugal maritime history and Age of Discovery. So for the whole family there was a lot of learning happening on this trip which I will go into in another post:).
For this post I am going to concentrate on the architectural style of the city. Tiles are very prominent throughout the city, on shops, homes, bus stops, palaces, pretty much everywhere you look. Portugal is known for the blue and white tiles know as "Azulejos." Black and white cobble stone streets and sidewalks were everywhere and many had pretty designs. Here are a few of my favorites tiled building and cobble stone streets.
I am linking this post to the Home school Field trip hop