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Sunset Sailing Tour Lisbon: great experience, panoramic city views seen from the Tagus river, very romantic & super full moon

Portugal has the most gorgeous sunsets I have ever seen! When you visit Lisbon it is a great idea to enjoy a sailing tour and to discover the city seen from the river Tagus. TagusCruises Lisbon: sunset sailing on the river Tagus, a great experience! This 2 hours sunset sailing trip departs daily from Doca do Bom Sucesso, close to the […]

Saint George’s Castle Lisbon overlooking lively square Martim Moniz: multicultural delicacies, aphrodisiacs, market, terraces, events calendar, (live) music & starting point tourist tram 28

When you travel to Lisbon it is a must to visit the legendary St. George’s castle. Walking from the beautiful  Rossio square to Castelo de São Jorge, you will cross square Praça Martim Moniz (GOOGLE MAP), starting point of the legendary tram 28, a ‘must do’ Lisbon attraction. Square Martim Moniz February 2013: Kiosk ‘A Preta’ (‘The Black’) : João (Johnny) and his sister […]

‘Tapada das Necessidades’ Lisbon: remarkable cactus garden, Palace gossip, free access & setting for a picnic usually seen in films

Exotic garden Tapada das Necessidades in Lisbon is a guarded secret even the most Lisboetas don’t know about. Beautiful grounds and palace peeling pink paint, with an incredible cactus garden and a setting for a picnic you usually only see in films. Since a few years it’s open to the public/tourists and it’s free! Tapada das Necessidades […]

Breathtaking views old town Lisbon & 25 April Bridge: Tagus riverfront Restaurant ‘Ponto Final’ Cacilhas, great Portuguese food, easy to reach by ferry & winter season

Planning a short trip to Lisbon? Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Cacilhas, (Almada, part of Lisbon area), the south bank of the river Tagus (Tejo). Very easy to reach by ferry. The views on downtown Lisbon and the 25 April Bridge are amazing! Take the ferry from Lisbons’ Cais do Sodré (every 10 minutes) to Cacilhas at the other […]

Lisbon inside city tips: hop on hop off bus, Red Tram historical tour, Santa Justa Lift, Cristo Rei statue, old tram 28, St George Castle, Portas do Sol, Belém Tower, hotspots, breathtaking views & nightlife

Planning a short trip to Lisbon? My inside (cheap) tips and trip ideas! ‘Hop on and hop off’ open-topped double decker bus tours are a popular way for tourists to view Lisbon city. The “River Tagus tour” offer you the the opportunity to view the areas in which most of its monuments may be found, such […]

Lisbon’s famous funiculars: Bica, Gloria, Lavra, spectacular viewpoints & ‘Art in movement’

The funiculars Bica, Gloria and Lavra in Lisbon taking you up to spectacular viewpoints (miradouros). The (normally yellow) and famous tourist attraction funicular in Bica. Artist Alexandre Farto  covered the outside of the funicular with mirror-acrylic, called it ’Espectro’  (Spectre) and pays tribute to the neighbourhood that is reflected in the lift during the journey, as if it were a film…. (From […]

Nostalgic Moorish kiosks in Lisbon near favorite tourist attractions, great viewpoints & recommended restaurants

On August 6, 711 Lisbon was taken by the Moors, 400 years later the city returned to Christian rule.  Nowadays the Moorish influence is still present, like the lovely designed old kiosks (quiosque), serving old-fashioned Portuguese refreshments and snacks. A few examples near beautiful viewpoints, favorite tourist attractions, some recommended restaurants and how to get there. Kiosk Camões […]

Vanaf € 350 per week: fijne villa, fijne prijs, heerlijke tuin (1000 m2), kinderbad in Pilado Marinha Grande Portugal bij populair strand São Pedro de Moel, bos & en onbedorven stranden

Prachtige vakantievilla met fantastische tuin voor een fijne prijs! Vanaf  € 350 per week (de hele villa! met 2 personen) , tot 6 personen te huur. Eventueel prima te combineren met een verblijf in Lissabon. Vanuit Lissabon is het stadje Pilado (ca. 140 km noordelijk) nabij Marinha Grande gemakkelijk te bereiken per auto. (Porto ligt 188 km noordelijk). Dichtbij de  imponerende westkust en […]

Lisbon for children: the Oceanarium, the Zoo & the Science Museum

Lisbon is a very children-friendly city and a perfect destination for a few days with the family. The mild climate makes it ideal to explore the city, with places of interest and a lot of fun for children! Who’s watching who? Picture: Abilio Leitao The famous Oceanarium (Oceanário) in Lisbon is the largest aquarium in […]

Lisbon 3 hours river mini cruise: old and modern Lisbon attractions seen from the Tagus River & renovated, traditional ‘Cacilheiro’ boat

Trip to Lisbon for only a few days?  Take a boat trip on the Tagus River to discover the contours of the old and the modern part of the Portuguese capital. This short cruise (from April 1st - October 31) departs every day at 15:00 from Terreiro do Paço, just near Praça do Comércio (‘Commerce Square), and lasts ca. […]