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Urban Sketchers in Lisbon

Urban Sketchers em Lisboa - Liz Watkins - Claustro dos Jerónimos
Place: Lisboa
Photo: Lis Watkins
Photo: Lis Watkins

The Urban Sketchers travels in Portugal would not be complete without a trip to Lisbon. This time around they are represented by Lis Watkins from Britain and by the host José Louro.

They visited the city’s most important sites such as the historic neighbourhoods of Baixa, Bairro Alto and Belém, and Parque das Nações, an area of the city which was recently rebuilt. In an experience which is definitely different from the usual urban scenery, they took up the challenge of drawing during the NOS Alive music festival, in Algés, one of the most important music festivals in Portugal.

Near Lisbon, the Sintra Natural Park (Parque Natural de Sintra), the Estoril coast, Cascais and the Arrábida Natural Park (Parque Natural da Arrábida) were the inspiration to draw and admire the diversity of the Portuguese landscape.


A stroll through the historic districts of Lisbon

BAIXA / CHIADO

Praça Luis de Camões © José Louro 


Bairro Alto © José Louro 


© Lis Watkins
 
Rua Augusta  © Lis Watkins


Praça do Comércio © Lis Watkins

GRAÇA


Senhora do Monte © Lis Watkins

PARQUE DAS NAÇÕES

Estação do Oriente (Oriente Railway Station) © José Louro


Oceanário (Oceanarium ) © Lis Watkins


Ponte Vasco da Gama © Lis Watkins

BELÉM


MAAT - Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology ) © Lis Watkins


Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries) © José Louro 


Torre de Belém (Belém Tower) © Lis Watkins

A day at the NOS Alive Festival, in Algés


© Lis Watkins


© José Louro 

To the north of Lisbon: Cascais and Sintra
SINTRA NATURAL PARK

Palácio Nacional de Sintra © José Louro 


Castelo dos Mouros  (Castle of the Moors) © Lis Watkins


Casa Raul Lino (Raul Lino Beach House), Azenhas do Mar © José Louro

ESTORIL COAST AND CASCAIS

Baía de Cascais © José Louro


Farol da Guia (Guia Lighthouse), Cascais © Lis Watkins

To the south of Lisbon: visit to the Troia Peninsula
ARRÁBIDA NATURAL PARK

Convento da Arrábida © José Louro 


Convento da Arrábida © Lis Watkins


Setúbal © Lis Watkins


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