CHAH Goes to Europe! Day 2: Cathedrals and Towers in Lisbon

The second day of the European tour brought the CHAH students and few faculty members and parents to The Cathedral of Belen.  It was built by Manuel the First in the early 16th Century in a style called, appropriately, Manueline.  The style represents and is influenced by the country's discoveries of Brazil and India.

Next stop was the Tower of Belem, which was Portugal's first ever military fortification.  Janice Jimenez, a life-long New Yorker, noted, "It's kinda short for a tower."

Then the students visited The Monument of the Discoveries.

The students had their breath taken away when they saw the view from St. Jorge's Castle, the highest point in Lisbon.  The Castle was built in the 6th Century and inspired the students to learn Portuguese!

A much needed lunch break took place near Fado Square, at Mr. Rosa's friend's restaurant, Primavera de Sao Jeronimo.  The food was much needed fuel for all the sight-seeing!