Exploring Lisbon’s Botanical beauty and a few museums too!

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Our morning walk included exploring the neighborhood of Chiado. We passed the Opera house (Teatro Nacional de São Carlos). In the square there was a stature of one of Portugal’s most prolific writers and poets, Fernando Pessoa.We arrived at the Chiado Museum which is the national gallery of contemporary art. The permanent collection is mostly Portuguese, with a few international pieces. The works are primarily 19th and 20th Century. The building is repurposed; it was the Convent of San Francisco. Throughout the museum, the history and memory of the convent show.Further exploration of the neighborhood brought us past another stunning Miradouro and then to the Botanical Gardens.The gardens cover more than ten acres in the Principe Real district. Amazingly, they are almost invisible from the surrounding streets. The gardens were completed between 1858 and 1873 and they have one of the largest collections…

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