Wandering Around the Praça do Comércio

Portugal 2019/Part 13–

Alex dropped us off at the Time Out Market which is an eatery near the Praça do Comércio. The Time Out Market is a huge food hall featuring 35 kiosks offering regional specialties for food and drink. It was really crowded while we were there, so we opted for ice cream, which we could eat as we strolled around, instead of trying to find a table.

After we finished our ice cream, we walked over to the Praça do Comércio, a gigantic plaza, which was once the royal palace of Lisbon. The plaza is a busy place, but it gets even busier when you pass through to the shopping streets located right behind it. We wandered around for the rest of the afternoon. We walked in and out of stores, looked for the Hard Rock Cafe so Sussie could buy her husband a gift, and we had another round of Ginja.

Praça do Comércio, which I called, “The Big Yellow Plaza.”
In the ‘touristy’ places a shot of Ginja is served in a little chocolate cup for 1 Euro. We found a little place off the beaten path that serves a ‘healthy’ serving of Ginja for 2 Euros (minus the chocolate cup). A mouthful verses what felt like a mug full! LOL!
We finished the day by dining alfresco. Perfect weather, good food and wine, and friends–who could ask for anything more?

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