Archive for the 'Culture' Category

Former Palace Chiado Lisbon: gastronomic delights, history, aristocratic party’s, elegant 18th-century rooms, frescoed ceilings & tea bags

Tweet The atmosphere is great in this former palace in the heart of Lisbon. Once the recidence of a nobleman who loved to party, now everyone is welcome to admire the beautifully restored rooms, while enjoying fine food and drinks. Welcome! Palace (Palácio) Chiado Lisbon & very nice waiter Aélio, April 2016 History: Barão (Baron) Joaquim Pedro Quintela, 1st […]

Bakery/cafe Lisbon ‘Fábrica Lisboa': tasty handmade croissants, old fashioned quality, funny vintage decoration & traditional erotic Portuguese pottery

Tweet Bakery/cafe ‘Fábrica Lisboa’ is responsible for the delicious smell wafting through the street Rua da Madelena in Lisbon.. Bakery (padaria)/cafe ‘Fábrica Lisboa’ : delicious handmade rustic bread and croissants ‘Fábrica Lisboa’  has its own production, which means that the croissants, bread, pies or cakes are constantly coming out of the oven in front of the customers. Traditional […]

Lovely Portuguese ceramics at Lisbon’s fleamarket: ‘Armazém das Caldas’ & symbols of Portugal, ‘good luck’ rooster, ‘saint’ sardine, ‘friend’ codfish & ‘love’ swallow

Tweet There’s a store where you step into Lisbon’s famous fleamarket, ‘Armazém das Caldas’. The traditional Portuguese ceramics and the warm service of the owner makes me feel like buying a lot..  I love it! Portuguese ceramics: ‘Armazém das Caldas’, Campo de Santa Clara 112, fleamarket Lisbon Armazém (litt. warehouse) das Caldas opened his doors in November 2014, selling […]

Restaurant ‘Casa de Pasto’ Lisbon: tasty Portuguese culinary traditions, remarkable vintage decoration, funny bathrooms, Mick Jagger & cool Cais do Sodré area

Tweet Inspired by the late 19th-century traditional Lisbon eating houses favored by the bourgeoisie, restaurant Casa de Pasto serves very tasty Portuguese dishes. Worth a visit! Restaurant Casa de Pasto Lisbon: wonderdul vintage decoration Cool Cais do Sodré riverside area & a former brothel Restaurant Casa do Pasto opened in December 2013 by the hand […]

Ginja liqueur in Mouraria Lisbon : tiny tavern ‘Os amigos da Severa’ (‘Friends of Severa’, first fado singer), owner sr. António & spontaneous fado performance

Tweet Planning a trip to Lisbon? A must-try is to taste a delicious liqueur: Ginja. Very popular, also affectionally known as Ginjinha. Tavern ‘Os Amigos da Severa’ Mouraria Lisbon & owner sr. António Pais serving Ginja liqueur In the partly renewed and nowadays trendy area Mouraria (a very old Moorish quarter in Lisbon), there’s a tiny tavern called ‘Os Amigos da […]

Lisbon recommended wine tasting & specialized tours: ‘Venha Vinho’ in historic area Bairro Alto, free tasting, wine with natural cork & Francisco, the charismatic ‘wine dreamer’

Tweet Wine lovers! If you are visiting Lisbon: the Portuguese wines are delicious and besides they are affordable. We enjoyed an evening of wine tasting in the shop of Francisco, ‘wine dreamer’, as he describes himself Lisbon wine shop Venha Vinho (‘litt. come wine’) & owner Francisco Franco Afonso Free wine tasting evenings & shop ‘Venha Vinho’ in […]

Restaurant ‘ Cantinho do Aziz’ Lisbon: visit former Portuguese colony Mozambique without leaving Lisbon: tasty African food, a naughty little secret, Laurentina & Camilla Watson

Tweet Lisbon is the place for fantastic food! Apart from traditional Portuguese cuisine, restaurants from former Portuguese colonies have become more and more popular in recent years, like African and Goan (India) cuisines Restaurant ‘Cantinho do Aziz’ Mouraria Lisbon: you feel like being in Mozambique! Portuguese-speaking African countries (former colonies)  in which the Portuguese language is still […]

Fado performance Lisbon in local bars: ‘Tasca do Jaime’ in historic Graça, FADO VADIO (divine song or dying cats?), overpriced wine & very talented Dutch (!) Fado singer Henriquinha

Tweet Fado is a part of the culture in Portugal and many Portuguese have the idea they can sing just as wonderful as Carlos do Carmo or like the legendary Amália Rodrigues, Queen of fado, Lady of Lisbon.. Café/bar ‘Tasca do Jaime’ Lisbon & very talented Dutch Fado singer Henriquinha; Guitarra Portuguesa: Custódio Magalhaes; Viola do Fado: Duarte […]

Restaurant ‘Ibo’ Lisbon facing the river Tagus: Portuguese sophisticated cuisine, flavours from former colony Mozambique, lovely ladies & tropical African island Ibo

Tweet Restaurant Ibo is a remarkable culinary experience! A sunny day, delicious food and a beautiful view over the river Tagus: what more do you want for lunch during a trip to Lisbon?  Restaurant ‘Ibo’ Lisbon facing the Tagus river: a surprising culinary experience Lisbon is divided into 2 parts by the river Tagus, Portugal’s longest river. Restaurant ‘Ibo”, situated […]

Intendente Square Mouraria Lisbon: former grandeur, former red light district, new hotspot, a love seat & ‘Josephine’, a Portuguese Bistrô-Bar with an international touch

Tweet Lisbon has a lot to offer! If you love historic districts out of the tourist path, you must visit Largo (square) do Intendente, area Mouraria : formerly a place of prostitution and drugs, nowadays a great place to spend time with family, friends and for lovers. New bar & bistro ‘Josephine ‘ Lisbon, Square Largo do Intendente 59, July 2014 […]