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

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 at […]

Intendente Square Mouraria Lisbon: former grandeur, former red light district, upcoming hotspot, new bars and restaurants & ‘Oh! Nesta Mente’, cafe/restaurant with cool vintage décor & honestly healthy food

A little bit tucked away in Lisbon’s new trendy Intendente area there’s a new restaurant: ‘Oh! Nesta Mente’, Rua dos Anjos 5 B and I love it! Not only the delicious food, but also the super friendly staff make this place really enjoyable. Restaurant/café “Oh! Nesta Mente” Lisbon Intendente: Diana, Raquel Fernandes (restaurant owner), Jeanne & Paulo Nowadays there’s another atmosphere in this part of Lisbon, […]

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

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 Square […]

Museum of Decorative Arts Fress Lisbon: Portuguese 17th to 18th C. nobility collection, viewpoint Portas do Sol, lovely tiles, romantic patio & an extraordinary experience: guided visit to arts and crafts ateliers

Would you like to see how the Portuguese nobility lived in their luxury palaces during the 17th and 18th Century? If you are planning to visit Lisbon take the opportunity to visit the Museum of Decorative Arts, the former city palace,easy to reach by legendary tram 28. Museum of Decorative Arts Fress Lisbon (Museu Artes Decorativas Fress) 2014: […]

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 […]

Taste a delicious Portuguese wine in winebar ‘AI MOURARIA': historical Lisbon, sunny terrace, tapas, Amália, Pessoa & starting point tourist attraction old tram 28

Wine is one of the best national products of Portugal. Every glass of wine is best enjoyed in good company! There’s a new wine & tapas bar in Lisbon:  ‘AI MOURARIA’, next to the starting point of old TRAM 28, a very popular tourist attraction. Happy New Year! Feliz Natal! New wine & tapas bar ‘AI MOURARIA’ Lisbon: […]

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, […]

Designer Sebastião Saraiva Lobo in Lisbon & his Art Nouveau style atelier, once dictator Salazar’s private jewelry store

If you visit Lisbon it’s a nice idea to walk up the little hill from Praça Martim Moniz to the famous castle (Castelo São Jorge) . In a street called Calçada de Santo André  nr. 15 you will see an atelier on the right side with a beautiful façade in Portuguese Art Nouveau style. Lisbon designer Sebastião Saraiva Lobo & […]

‘Tapada das Necessidades’ Lisbon: remarkable cactus garden, Palace gossip, free access & setting for a picnic usually seen in films

Exotic garden Tapada das Necessidades in Lisbon is a guarded secret even the most Lisboetas don’t know about. Beautiful grounds and palace peeling pink paint, with an incredible cactus garden and a setting for a picnic you usually only see in films. Since a few years it’s open to the public/tourists and it’s free! Tapada das Necessidades […]