Archive for the 'Culture' Category

Unique bar ‘Pensão Amor’ (‘Love’ Guesthouse) Lisbon: former red light district Cais do Sodré, sailors, pink street & pole dance

Rua Nova do Carvalho in Lisbon, located behind the Time Out famous market & foodhall near the river Tagus, was for decades known as a street in the city’s red light district with bars named after European capitals (like Copenhagen,  Oslo or Roterdão (Rotterdam) and Jamaica to attract the sailors who stepped off their boats here. Bar ‘Pensão Amor’ Lisbon: wonderful drawings on the […]

Cafe restaurant ‘O Corvo’ (The Crow) area Mouraria Lisbon: great food, delightful little square & spreaded branches of a sweater-wearing tree

Cafe/restaurant ‘O Corvo’ (The Crow) in area Mouraria Lisbon is one of my favorites. This part of the city is still quite authentic, although tourism has increased the last few years. Largo dos Trigueiros, historic area Mouraria Lisbon & a ‘sweater’ wearing beautiful tree 🙂 A bit hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Lisbon’s city center there’s a wonderful small […]

Elegant tea- and lunchroom ‘Versailles’ Lisbon: rich decor, outstanding old-fashioned service & delicious homemade cakes and pastries

If you like to visit one museum during your stay in Lisbon make it the Gulbenkian. It’s the collection of the Armenian oil billionaire who made Lisbon his home. It covers everything from Egyptian to 20th Century art. Tea- and lunchroom (Pastelaria, Pâtisserie) Versailles Lisbon september 2017 Elegant tea- and lunchroom Versailles (from 1922) After visiting the Gulbekian […]

National palace in Queluz Lisbon: exuberant 18th-century Rococo style, Secret Histories of Portuguese kings, a juicy story & queen Carlota Joaquina

The National Palace in Queluz is one of Lisbon’s top tourist attractions, easy to reach by train from Lisbon or from Sintra. From outside the palace looks romantic, but what has been happening behind these walls when the Portuguese royal family lived here, about 200 years ago? National Palace in Queluz Lisbon district & wonderful French-styled garden History […]

Trendy square Intendente Mouraria Lisbon: former grandeur, hidden lovely loveseat, Bar & Bistro ‘Josephine’

If you love historic districts out of the tourist path, you must visit wonderful Largo (square) do Intendente, area Mouraria, formerly a place of prostitution and drugs. Nowadays this place is very popular. New bar & bistro ‘Josephine ‘ Lisbon, Square Largo do Intendente 59, July 2014 Trendy place & beautiful historic buildings Square Largo do Intendente, located in the […]

Lisbon’s craziest night: June 12, Eve of Saint Anthony (Santo Antonio, Feast Days of the Popular Saints), grilled sardines & naughty lyrics (Pimba musica)

In June, the month of the Festas dos Santos Populares (Feast Days of the Popular Saints), the Lisbon nights are filled with lively festivities that take over the city’s historical center. Mouraria Lisbon in June Restaurant ‘Zé da Mouraria’, Rua João do Outeiro 34, Lisbon. YouTube Street party area Mouraria Lisbon 2017 In June, all […]

Lisbon LX FACTORY: weekly 2nd hand & hippie chic market, shops, Arts center, cool restaurants, 25 April Bridge & Madeira bread

LX FACTORY Lisbon: an abandoned industrial site has been turned into a creative, cultural and gastronomic area in restored factory buildings. Here, the past and present converge in a wonderful way! LX factory in Lisbon: ‘big trash animals’ a series of street art ‘Let’s bring nature back to the city – join the movement’ created by Bordalo II LX […]

Authentiek appartement te huur (3 slpk, 100 m2) Mouraria Lissabon: fijne privé patio (30 m2), tot 6 pers., sat. TV, WiFi, BBQ & tram 28

Prima uitgangspunt om Lissabon te ontdekken, ook voor senioren. 35-40 € pp pn met 2 pers., te huur vanaf 3 nachten. Direct van eigenaar, verhuur sinds 2006. Goede nachtrust. Authentiek appartement (rond 1900), hartje stad, nabij metro vanaf vliegveld en startpunt trammetje 28. Met 4-6 pers. € 100/130 p.n. Bij 5 of meer nachten 10 % korting. Kinderkorting. Patio (30 m2) […]

Trendy Restaurant ‘O Prego da Peixaria’ Lisbon: Portugal’s traditional snack, excellent quality steak or fish, surprising decor & chips à la Marilyn Monroe

Restaurant ‘O Prego da Peixaria’ in Lisbon pays tribute to the Portuguese steak sandwich, the prego, also a traditional snack in seafood restaurants. Recommendable! Restaurant ‘O Prego da Peixaria’ Lisbon area Principe Real & wonderful designed wall Portuguese way of life & artist Gonçalo Mar The wall, designed by artist Gonçalo Mar, is a humorous re-creation […]

Bruta Flor restaurant/cafe in Lisbon’s historic district Mouraria: creative food, warm staff, (bio) wines, culture, live music & lovely little place

Great selection of creative- and vegetarian meals in a lovely old little place! Cafe/restaurant Bruta Flor (Wild Flower) is located in Mouraria, a bit tucked away in the heart of the historical part of Lisbon. Restaurant Bruta Flor, historic area Mouraria Lisbon, Saturday night February 2017 Nowadays Largo da Severaa in historic area Mouraria is a beautiful little […]