Archive for the 'History' Category

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 […]

Breathtaking views Lisbon: ferry to Cacilhas (south bank Tagus river, part of Lisbon city), excellent lunch & elevator to Cristo Rei statue

A few days in Lisbon? Take the ferry from Lisbons’ Cais do Sodré (every 10 minutes) to Cacilhas , a part of Almada, Lisbon, at the other side of the river Tagus. (Returnticket: cheap) Cais do Sodré, Lisbon, ferry to Cacilhas (near the railway station). Picture: Martijn Kramers Short term rentals: my 3bedroom authentic apartment (100 m2) in […]

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 […]

Park Eduard VII Lisbon, Greenhouse (Estufa Fria): exotic tropical flora, ducks and geese, children’s park & tasty lunch at Central Parque Kiosk

Park Eduard VII in Lisbon is popular: people from all over the world make amazing photos from the top of the park. It is also really worth it to visit the Greenhouse at the end of the park and the kiosk with a terrace where you can enjoy your coffee or lunch. Great place for families with children! Lisbon […]

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, Top Ten façades & 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 Built […]

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. 30-40 € 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. € 100/130 p.n. Bij 5 of meer nachten 10 % korting. Kinderkorting. Patio (30 m2) met 2 BBQ’s (waar gerookt […]

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 […]