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Portas do Sol Alfama Lisbon: lovely lounge terrace, cool and stylish cocktail bar & Santa Luzia, famous Tagus river viewpoints (miradouros)

Terrace ‘Portas do Sol’ (Gates to the Sun) has opened his doors in October 2009, in Lisbon’s historical center, close to the famous viewpoint (miradouro) with the same name, at Largo das Portas do Sol.  A new terrace coffee , cocktail bar and restaurant, designed in a way to make full use of its exceptional location. The lounge […]

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 […]

Walking around: Bairro Alto, Alfama, Mouraria, Costa do Castelo in Lisbon’s historical center & hanging laundry

Typical Portuguese is the hanging laundry in the windows, drying in the wind. Besides: in the narrow labyrinth of cobbled alleys of Lisbon’s ancient center it’s very nice to walk around! Herewith a few ideas: Restaurant Solar do Duque. Calcada do Duque is a street made of hundreds of stairs to Bairro Alto, lined with lots of traditional Portuguese restaurants, […]

Walking around Lisbon: Castle of St. George’s picturesque neighborhood ‘Santa Cruz’ & Mercearia Castello Cafe

Around the Castle of St. George’s  (Castelo de São Jorge) in Lisbon, the tiny and partially restored ancient neighborhood of Santa Cruz do Castelo , is one of the most picturesque parts of Lisbon. Ageing residents are living here as well as younger people and there’s lots of luxury hotels. Mercearia Castello Cafe A bit tucked away on […]

‘O Terraço’: one of the coolest bars in Lisbon & amazing views

‘O Terraço’ is overlooking the river Tagus , 25 April bridge and the city. It’s a great place to sit and relax with sofas and armchairs, wonderful lounge-music, close to The Castle of St. Jorge. The most amazing view over Lisbon can be enjoyed from here! This cafe/bar is located on the terrace of the old Chão […]

Walking up the hill to São Jorge Castle Lisbon, a hidden place & a famous urinal

Just aside the walls of Lisbon’s Castelo São Jorge (St. Jorge Castle), I love to walk around in the narrow streets of the beautiful Bairro do Castelo, located in the highest hill of the historic centre of the city. This neighborhood is very charming and quiet. To visit the castle, you can walk up the hill […]

Cheap restaurants Lisbon: ‘A Tasquinha’ near St George’s Castle

Restaurant ‘A Tasquinha’ (Little Tavern) is located in a beautiful neighborhood in the historic district of Lisbon just down the hill from Castelo de São Jorge. The taverns are the most typical and traditional restaurants in Portugal: tasty appetisers, irresistible cheeses, olives, salt cod rissoles with red pepper rice, sardines,  fried lamb chops, bean stew, beef with […]

Castelo de São Jorge (Castle of Saint George) Lisbon & breathtaking views

For the most breathtaking views of the Tagus and Lisbon, walk the esplanades and climb the ramparts of the old castle of São Jorge (Castle of Saint George), located on the highest of the seven hills of the historic centre of the city. It is one of the main historical and tourist sites. Easy way […]