The walk via Praça Dom Pedro IV and the boulevard down to the river was nice, with lots of impressive architecture and bustling shops to see, but it somehow didn´t touch me in the way Porto or even nearby Belém had touched me. Same thing with the extensive Praça do Comércio. Up to now Lisbon´s town centre hadn´t lived up to its reputation.
I decided to walk up the hill to the Castelo de São Jorge in the hope to find more of Lisbon´s magic. On the way up I had a quick look into the Igreja da Conceição Velha. That church was nice, but ok I was probably pretty spoilt by the many highlights of this trip so far. The castle itself was not that exciting but the view from up there was great.
During the morning hours this view must be even greater, but now it was a bit obscured by the blinding and already low standing afternoon sun. On the way back down, I randomly walked into another church and this one was a special one. It had a somewhat obscure aura due to the many dark materials used inside it and a spare lighting. Plenty of gold was used for ornaments but my personal highlight was the wooden ceiling.