Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Monsteiro São Vincent
After hustling across Lisboa to the Alfalma neighborhood, we just managed to squeak into Monesteiro São Vincente before they closed so Aaron's dreams of seeing the big view from the top would come true. We beelined through, past religious relics and jewels, cloisters, ancient cisterns, and amazing blue-and-white-fable-telling tile scenes. We paused at the tombs of kings, queens, princes, and princesses where a ghostly statue of a woman in white mourns over the tombs. As she did last time, she took our breath away and gave us chills as we asked ourselves if she is truly a ghost or not. After quiet reflection, we headed up the stairs to the rooftop where we enjoyed yet another big view of Lisboa.