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A real taste of Lisbon: historical red tramcar tour ‘7 hills’ & the most picturesque neighborhoods of Lisbon

Although the travelling on public transport 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. You will pass the narrow and steep streets of the city’s traditional […]

Walking around Lisbon: Castle of St. George’s picturesque neighborhood ‘Santa Cruz’ & Mercearia Castello Cafe

Around the Castle of St. George’s  (Castelo de São Jorge) in Lisbon, the tiny and partially restored ancient neighborhood of Santa Cruz do Castelo , is one of the most picturesque parts of Lisbon. Ageing residents are living here as well as younger people and there’s lots of luxury hotels. Mercearia Castello Cafe A bit tucked away on […]

Walking in Lisbon: Campo dos Mártires da Pátria, Rossio Square, hospital São José, city views & coffins

Campo dos Mártires da Pátria is really worth a visit! You can walk up the rather steepy hill at the end of Rua de São José or take the funicular of Lavra, the first transportation to overcome a hill in Lisbon, 120 years ago. In the nearby lovely park (Jardim da Cordoaria)  is a small […]

Walking up the hill to São Jorge Castle Lisbon, a hidden place & a famous urinal

Just aside the walls of Lisbon’s Castelo São Jorge (St. Jorge Castle), I love to walk around in the narrow streets of the beautiful Bairro do Castelo, located in the highest hill of the historic centre of the city. This neighborhood is very charming and quiet. To visit the castle, you can walk up the hill […]

Lisbon’s unique Lavra funicular, first transport to tackle one of the city’s steepest slopes, statue doctor Sousa Martins & wonderful views

The Lavra funicular was the first street funicular in the world. It opened on 19 April 1884 and carried 3000 people, free of charge, on that day alone! Originally water-powered, it was converted to electricity in 1915. It runs from the Rua de São José (near Largo da Anunciada) to Travessa do Forno do Torel. […]

The miraculous cures of Dr. Sousa Martins: once a doctor now a Saint & memorial statue Lisbon

Dr. José Tomás de Sousa Martins (1843-1897) was a doctor and pharmacist renowned for his work amongst the poor in Lisbon. After his death, a secular cult has arisen around him in which he is thanked for ‘miraculous’ cures. Born in Alhandra he moved to Lisbon in his youth, and qualified in pharmacy (1864) and […]

Unique Glória funicular Lisbon to bohemian, nightlife and shopping area Bairro Alto, viewpoint São Pedro de Alcântara, WiFi & port wine

The unique funicular Elevador da Glória, makes the connection between Restauradores and bohemian, nightlife and shopping area Bairro Alto on a 265 metres journey (up or down the hill) to viewpoint Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara with magnificent views on the Castelo de São Jorge. The Glória funicular was opened in 1885 and in February 2002 […]

Breathtaking views: Lisbon, city with 7 hills (colinas)

Lisbon is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe! The ‘cidade das sete colinas’ (city of the seven hills) was originally built over seven hills on the margins of River Tagus. There’s a lot of places with marvellous views! View from the Castelo Saint George (Castelo de São Jorge) View on 25th of April Bridge (Ponte 25 […]

Castelo de São Jorge (Castle of Saint George) Lisbon & breathtaking views

For the most breathtaking views of the Tagus and Lisbon, walk the esplanades and climb the ramparts of the old castle of São Jorge (Castle of Saint George), located on the highest of the seven hills of the historic centre of the city. It is one of the main historical and tourist sites. Easy way […]