Archive for the 'fado' Category

Enjoy pure Portuguese fado music and traditional food in restaurant ‘Maria da Mouraria’ Lisbon: Maria da Severa’s former house, first fadista & femme fatale

A city break to Lisbon is not complete without a night with fado, the melancholy Portuguese music. Avoid most of the Fado houses in area Bairro Alto; what you’ll hear has nothing to do with pure fado. You pay too much, and also the food is too overprized! Good fado has its home in historical areas Alfama or […]

Restaurant ‘A Travessa do Fado’ Lisbon: traditional Portuguese delicacies, lovely menu of small plate dishes (petiscos) & attached to the Fado Museum

Portugal is famous for its culinary richness! Highly recommended in Lisbon, also for groups: restaurant ‘A Travessa do Fado’, attached to the Museum. Restaurant ‘ A Travessa (traverse) do Fado’ Lisbon: sunny terrace in June Your first visit to Lisbon? Don’t think you can always enjoy traditional fado music here during your (delicious) lunch or dinner. The name is related to […]

Bar “da Velha Senhora” (Old Lady’s bar) Lisbon: burlesque performances, glittering revue, fado, petiscos & the day ‘barefoot diva’ Cesária Évora died

If you like burlesque performances, glittering revue shows and cabaret a must-go place is bar “da Velha Senhora“ (Old lady’s bar) in Lisbon! Video: ‘Hallooooooooooooooooooo!”  2 beautiful ladies invite you to enjoy the show Bar ”da Velha Senhora” Cais do Sodré, Lisbon While eating traditional Portuguese snacks (“petiscos“) you can enjoy various artistic performances. This bar is in the same typical Portuguese […]

Lisbon tourist guide Josephine: walk in area Mouraria, maze of narrow Moorish style streets, shopping, Ginja, Fado & restaurant São Cristóvão

Josephine Lucassen is a professional guide, licensed by the city of Lisbon. She loves it to organise private walking tours for a group of tourists in this old and wonderful city! Mouraria, Lisbon: Escadinhas de São Cristóvão & Josephine Lucassen, guide Example: a walking tour through the oldest parts of Lisbon, the popular districts of Alfama and Mouraria, […]

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

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 historisch Lissabon – vanaf 3 nachten 70/80 € per nacht (bij 2 pers., te huur tot 5 pers.). Dit appartement is momenteel niet beschikbaar. Kijk op de kalender […]

Alfama historic Lisbon: Rua do Salvador, real Portuguese atmosphere near famous viewpoint Portas do Sol, tasca ‘Zip Zip’ & cool vintage store designer Alberto Gourgel

One of my favorite old streets in Lisbon is Rua do Salvador in Alfama, the most famous historic and oldest neighborhood of Lisbon. The area is easy to reach from the city center by the legendary old tram 28 Rua do Salvador/corner Rua de São Tomé, Alfama Lisbon Here you will find a real Portuguese atmosphere, quite close to […]

Fado, knives & blood (Fado, Navalhas e Sangue), artist Carlos Fernandez, Santo Antonio festivities & Mouraria, Lisbons 900 years old historical area

Artist Carlos Fernandez was born and raised in Mouraria, a historic (old Moorish) down town area in Lisbon. Together with Alfama, the Mouraria area is a muddle of very narrow streets and small squares, which gives the visitor a glimpse of a forgotten age. Mouraria, Lisbon: nostalgic drawing by Carlos Fernandez Carlos Fernandez earns his […]

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. […]

Appartement (3 slpk.) in historisch Lissabon met zonnige en rustige patio (30 m2) in Mouraria, WiFi & satelliet TV

Prima uitgangspunt om Lissabon te ontdekken, ook voor senioren. Leuk, authentiek appartement nabij metro en startpunt trammetje 28. Tot 6 pers. te huur. Vanaf 15/20 € pp per nacht (bij 4-6 pers.), 30-35 € pp pn met 2 pers. Reserveren of meer info? Mail naar J. Kruijs, thelisbonconnection@gmail.com of bel 0031 6 53941845/ skype: juliekr1956. Historisch Mouraria is de ’bakermat’ van de fado Patio […]

Historic area Mouraria Lisbon, Amália Rodrigues, Mariza, cheap restaurants & recipe Carne de porco à Alentejana

Walking from Rossio to Castelo de São Jorge via Praça Martim Moniz, you walk up Rua dos Cavalheiros to Largo do Terreirinho. This is where the historic Mouraria neighborhood starts. Largo do Terreirinho in June, the month of the Festas dos Santos Populares (Feast Days of the Popular Saints), Santo Antonio Mouraria is an ancient area […]