Archive for the 'Graça' Category

Wallet-friendly restaurant ‘O Cantinho do Custódio’ Mouraria Lisbon: tasty Portuguese food, local dining place & park ‘Jardim da Cerca da Graça': great old town city views

Tweet Not trendy or chic, but very tasty and cheap: typical Portuguese food in Mouraria, historic area of Lisbon, close to a new park with wonderful old town city views. Easy to reach from square Praça Martim Moniz (tram 28) Restaurant ‘O Cantinho do Custódio’ Mouraria Lisbon, owners & daughter Ilda Away from tourist areas in Lisbon you can […]

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 […]

Tourist attractions in Lisbon, dogs, poop bags, panoramic viewpoints, old town Alfama, beggars & Bo, Obama’s Portuguese Water Dog

Tweet There are lots of dogs in Lisbon, and a lot of them are quite happy…except the abandoned ones… they deserve a better life! You can help…read more  about ‘BIANCA’ , Association for the protection of homeless Portuguese cats and dogs. “” Passeio o seu cão de saquinho na mão!” ‘Take your dog for a walk with […]

Traditional fado Lisbon: taverna ‘Tasca do Jaime’ (Fado Vadio), close to famous fleamarket ‘Feira da Ladra’ & no tourist trap

Tweet Enjoy the real fado while munching on freshly-fried cod pastries in the late afternoon in Tasca do Jaime, one of the most intriguing of Lisbon’s ‘tavernas’. Traditionally, the Fado houses are popular and a meeting spot for families and friends. Close to Lisbon’s legendary flea market ‘Feira da Ladra’ ‘Tasca do Jaime’ taverna Lisbon: real […]

A recommended tour in Lisbon by foot from Square Martim Moniz to a viewpoint cafe offering wonderful panoramic views: Miradouro da Graça

Tweet If you like walking and splendid panorama views:  start from Praça da Figueira, where the metro stops or from Praca Martim Moniz, then walk up Calçada dos Cavalheiros to Largo do Terreirinho. This is where the Mouraria neighbourhood starts. Taverna do Poço is a real traditional Portugese restaurant where you can have a 5 […]