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In September we travelled to Lisbon in Portugal again to meet one of our cork material suppliers and take a few days break to explore some more of this amazing city. I love Lisboa!
We stayed near the beautiful Eduardo VII Park, formally named the Liberty Park and re-named in 1902 to pay homage to King Edward VII's visit from England, in the aim of strengthening relations between the two countries.

One of my favourite areas in Lisbon is the Bairro Alto, the highest district in Lisbon. It's small quant streets are littered with independent shops,  bars  and eateries. This is the place to be for a lively night, city views and good street art.

We also visited the popular Time Out Food Market, the oldest food market in Lisbon reopened in 2014. After extensive renovation the market has since become the city’s most popular tourist attractions. I highly recommend!

The next destination I would highly recommend is the LX Factory, in home to over 200 independent businesses from bars, café's and restaurants to design houses, shops, showrooms, offices and other commercial and creative spaces. If you are into independent design this is a must see and some more great street art as well. Originally Built in 1846 as the fabric production plant ' Companhia de Fiacao e Tecidos Lisbonenses, the LX Factory is steeped in cultural and artistic history.

We also took the beautiful climb up to the Castelo dos Mouros (The Moors Castle) in Sintra. A ruinous castle that is set amidst the lush forests of the Serra De Sintra. The castle got it's name from the Moors who constructed the castle at the beginning of the eighth century. The views up there were amazing!

We also visited the Cristo Rei Statue. Inspired by Brazil's iconic Christ the Redeemer statue, the Cristo Rei sits on a hill looking over the Targus River and was built to express gratitude to God for allowing Portugal to escape the worst of World War II.

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