Archive for the 'Bairro Alto' Category

Stylish bar ‘​Le Marais’ Lisbon, next to spectacular Santa Catarina Tagus river viewpoint, Gay Beach Tours & ‘shirtless Tuesday': take your shirt off = a free shot

Open from 5:30pm. You will always be assured of a warm welcome in Le Marais, a bar/cafe in Lisbon with a French inspired style, named after the Parisian gay district. Very popular with tourists, ex-pats and locals. Close to Bairro Alto,  one of Europe’s hottest nightspots, a bit away from the crowd. Le Marais bar/cafe Lisbon […]

Lissabon: trendy appartement tot 5 pers. in legendarische uitgaanswijk Bairro Alto historisch centrum, 2 slaapkamers & gratis WiFi

Bairro Alto is een van de oudste buurten van Lissabon en een legendarische uitgaansbuurt. Studenten en kunstenaars uit de hele wereld komen er graag. Appartement in Bairro Alto Lissabon – vanaf 3 nachten 70 € per nacht (bij 2 pers., te huur tot 5 pers., € 115 pn). Mail naar J. Kruijs: thelisbonconnection@gmail.com of bel 0031 6 […]

Lisbon’s craziest night: June 12, open-air party’s historical areas, Eve of Saint Anthony (Santo António), mix of religion & sex

Lisbon in June: wine, sangria, beer, the smell of grilled sardines, mojitos, caipirinhas, fado, pimba music and lots of people eating, drinking and dancing in the streets of the historical areas. On the eve of Saint Anthony day (June 13), Lisbon turns into a huge open air party! June 12, party time! Historic area Mouraria Rua da […]

Football: most popular sport in Portugal & excellent restaurant/Cervejaria ‘Adega de São Roque’ Lisbon near Bairro Alto decorated with European football team scarves

Football is the most popular sport in Portugal and also in Lisbon. There are a lot of very good seafood restaurants, many with very beautiful displays of lobsters, shrimp, oysters and crabs, but a big TV-screen is also very important….! The Portuguese even watch football (futebol) while enjoying a dinner at a restaurant! Lisbon, December 7, 2010, […]

Hotspot ‘FlowerPower’ Bairro Alto Lisbon at Christmas Time: restaurant cafe, healthy food, cool flower shop & owner Carlos Filipe, designer

One of Lisbon’s coolest flower shops, ‘FlowerPower’, is nowadays also a café/restaurant . A unique concept of healthy eating amid the hustle and bustle of Lisbon’s bohemien haunt of artists and writers: the legendary Bairro Alto  district. ‘FlowerPower’ cafe/restaurant & vintage interior design As soon as you enter the place you feel the relaxed atmosphere,  perfect for a light meal. […]

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 […]

Square ‘Largo do Carmo’ Lisbon: great city views, Santa Justa lift, Portugal’s Eurovision Song Contest 1974 & the Carnation Revolution

Wonderful Largo do Carmo, located close to the heart of the legendary Bairro Alto district, in Chiado, is one of my favorite squares in Lisbon: the beautiful trees, the historical buildings, the atmosphere, the fascinating church ruins, the extraordinary Santa Justa elevator and the amazing city views! Largo do Carmo, March 2010 This picturesque square is a very popular tourist […]

Fado: ‘Vai Tu’ in Lisbon’s ‘most photographed funicular’ street near Bairro Alto & every Sunday traditional fado out of the tourist circle

Fado is Portugal’s most well known music. Traditionally, the fado houses in Portugal are popular and a meeting spot for families and friends. In general: stay away in Lisbon from practically all fado places in Bairro Alto. They are too touristy and the quality not always worth the high prices, a tourist trap! ‘Vai Tu’ is a local community group. […]

Luxury Hotel Bairro Alto’s roof terrace, light snacks & lovely views over Lisbon

Even if you don’t stay in Lisbon’s boutique hotel Bairro Alto , you can take the tiny golden lift up to the sixth-floor roof terrace and enjoy amazing views by having a light lunch, or just an afternoon tea or a cup of coffee. March 2010, a cloudy day.. roof terrace boutique hotel Bairro Alto […]

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 […]