Archive for the 'Christmas shopping' Category

Lisbon at Christmas time: X-mas kitsch, a giant tree, eco-decoration, sexy X-mas lingerie and ‘Maria & Jesus Temptations’ restaurant

In December, thousands of colorful lights decorate Lisbon. Portuguese people love ‘the most wonderful time of the year’, celebrating Christmas with a lot of X-mas kitsch. Everywhere you look you see blinking neon lights, Christmas markets and decorated shops. If you are a Christmas hater, maybe it’s a better idea to visit this fascinating city […]

Lisbon’s Ladra Alternativa (Alternative Flea Market) cool recycled art & Nespresso caps Christmas decoration

At the urban handicrafts Fair, Ladra Alternativa, you can find every type of item, from jewellery to home utensils, always with the knowledge that you are buying unique and original items for a cheap price. If you happen to be around: four times a year this indoor fair is held at the Dr Magalhães Lima Cultural Centre, Rua […]

Remarkable Christmas window dressing in Lisbon’s city center, a pierced Santa Claus & how a reindeer recommends a ‘sexual desire’ product

Already in October Lisbon is busy decorating the streets and the trees with lots of Christmas lights. Walking along the Baixa and Chiado, visitors have plenty of opportunity to find the perfect gift, to suit everyone’s wallet. The windows of the shops are dressed up with Christmas decorations, and some are quite remarkable!  Herewith some examples […]

Lisbon shopping: beautiful Avenida da Liberdade, luxury international brands & Prada’s wonderful window dressing

Beautiful Avenida da Liberdade (Liberty Avenue) is located between Restauradores Square and Marquis of Pombal Square. The Avenue was built between 1879 and 1882. This broad boulevard, with a pedestrianised centre in the middle, is the Portuguese equivalent of the Champs Elysees. It’s a lovely avenue to wander down, with cafes where you can take a break.  […]