Archive for the 'fado' Category

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

Prima uitgangspunt om Lissabon te ontdekken, ook voor senioren. 30-35 € pp pn met 2 pers. 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. € 100/120 p.n. Bij 5 of meer nachten 10 % korting. Kinderkorting. Patio (30 m2) met 2 BBQ’s (waar gerookt […]

Ginja liqueur in Mouraria Lisbon : tiny tavern ‘Os amigos da Severa’ (first fado singer) & spontaneous fado performance

Planning a trip to Lisbon? A must-try is to taste a delicious liqueur: Ginja!  Very popular, also affectionally known as Ginjinha. You can taste it in many places in Lisbon. I love this little cafe in the historic area of Mouraria: ‘Os Amigos da Severa’ (friends of Maria Severa, considered as the first fado singer). Tavern ‘Os Amigos da Severa’ Mouraria […]

Fado restaurant ‘Maria da Mouraria’ Lisbon: pure Portuguese fado music and traditional food in 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 overpriced! 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 Fado Museum attached to the restaurant Your first visit to Lisbon? Don’t think you can always enjoy traditional fado music here during your (delicious) lunch or […]

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, drinking Ginja & Fado

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, […]

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. […]

Historical area Mouraria Lisbon, home of fado music, 3 bedroom apartment for rent with sunny patio, the Fado Museum & Amália Rodrigues, ‘Lady of Lisbon, Queen of Fado’

No neighborhood in Lisbon is praised more for Fado music than Lisbons historical area Mouraria. Mouraria, Calçada de Santo André. This ‘Bairro‘ (neighborhood) is a maze of little, narrow streets, situated between Graça, Alfama and Costa de Castelo, given it’s name by the first Portugese king, Dom Afonso Henriques (1109 – 1185) , after Lisbon was taken over again […]