Archive for the 'Lisbon city center' Category

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 […]

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 […]

Restaurant Bairro do Avillez Lisbon tavern & gourmet store: one of a kind, spectacular decorated patio & very tasty dishes

José Avillez’ new restaurant in Lisbon, Bairro do Avillez (Avillez’ ‘neighborhood’) is located in Chiado. A spacious and spectacular location, with 2 separated seating areas. Patio Restaurant Bairro do Avillez decorated as a traditional downtown Lisbon neighborhood & ‘neighbor’ Erika Reusens 😉  2 Michelin stars José Avillez is one of the most renowned chefs in Portugal. He currently owns six restaurants, five […]

Noisy stinking Tuk-Tuk cars Lisbon: popular tourist attraction, eco-friendly silent Tuk Tours & historic areas with narrow streets

The last few years Tuk-Tuk cars are gaining more popularity among tourists in Lisbon. You see them everywhere in the city: cute little cars, but most of them make a lot of noise and they stink terribly ! 🙁 Largo Maria da Severa Mouraria Lisbon & an eco-friendly (silent) Tuk Tours car Narrow Streets Mouraria is a very old neighborhoud with […]

A real taste of Lisbon: historical red tramcar tour ‘7 hills’, alternative to fully packed tram 28 & the most picturesque neighborhoods of Lisbon

Although public transport (tram 28) is much cheaper, this historical red tramcar tour allows you to know the most picturesque neighborhoods of Lisbon in a friendly and comfortable way, while listening to the commentary available in several languages or melancholic melody of fado music. Praça do Comércio Lisbon Tickets Red tram tour, leaving from one of the […]

Former Palace Chiado Lisbon built in 1781: 7 chefs & 7 gastronimical concepts, elegant 18th-century rooms, frescoed ceilings & tea bags

The atmosphere is great in this former palace in the heart of Lisbon. Once the recidence of a nobleman who loved to party, now everyone is welcome to admire the beautifully restored rooms, while enjoying fine food and drinks. Welcome! Palace (Palácio) Chiado Lisbon & very nice waiter Aélio, April 2016 History: Barão (Baron) Joaquim Pedro Quintela, 1st Conde […]

Cool spot to relax by Lisbon’s river Tagus: Cariocas do Rio, wonderful terrace, sunbeds, good food, slow service, great view 25 April bridge & Cristo Rei statue

UPDATE May 2016: Nowadays this place is totally different with a new owner: the ‘Monte Mar’ restaurant occupies this space If you’re in Lisbon for a few days and looking for a cool spot to relax or enjoy a lunch near the Tagus river, I can recommend ‘Cariocas do Rio’. One of the best places in the […]

Restaurant ‘Ibo’ Lisbon facing the river Tagus: Portuguese sophisticated cuisine, flavours from Mozambique & 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 […]

Tourist attraction sculpture of Pessoa, Portugal’s famous poet and writer (1888-1935) & famous cafe ‘A Brasileira’ Chiado Lisbon

Nowadays lots of tourists walk around in Lisbon’s Chiado area and the elegant shopping area Rua Garrett . The bronze sculpture of Portugal’s famous writer and poet Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935),  is very popular. Lisbon: Fernando Pessoa, kissed by a young girl, 75 years after his death!  😉 , Cafe ‘A Brasileira’ Famous cafe ‘A Brasileira’  ‘s terrace in Lisbon (Rua Garrett 120) […]

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

Update 2017: this bar is closed 🙁 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 […]