Cobbled stone streets of Lisbon

Tina and I have spent the last 3 days in Portugal. One aspect of Portugal that is different from the other places we’ve visited in Western Europe is the Moorish influence.

As we learned on our walking tour the Moors conquered much of the Iberian peninsula (present day Spain and Portugal) and ruled for several decades in the 8th century.

One of the areas in which you can see the Moorish influence today is in the cobbled stone streets of Lisbon. Although skateboarders must hate them they do offer a nice touch to this city. Here are a few pictures for you to see. you can view all the patterns by clicking this link.

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