Archive for the 'Lisbon Historical Center' Category

Lovely Portuguese ceramics at Lisbon’s fleamarket: ‘Armazém das Caldas’ & symbols of Portugal, ‘good luck’ rooster, ‘saint’ sardine, ‘friend’ codfish & ‘love’ swallow

Tweet There’s a store where you step into Lisbon’s famous fleamarket, ‘Armazém das Caldas’. The traditional Portuguese ceramics and the warm service of the owner makes me feel like buying a lot..  I love it! Portuguese ceramics: ‘Armazém das Caldas’, Campo de Santa Clara 112, fleamarket Lisbon Armazém (litt. warehouse) das Caldas opened his doors in November 2014, selling […]

Tasting Ginja liqueur in Lisbon is a ‘must try’ : tavern ‘Os amigos da Severa’ (‘Friends of Severa’, first fado singer), owner sr. António, fashionable area Mouraria & free fado performance

Tweet Planning a trip to Lisbon? A must-try is to taste a delicious liqueur: Ginja. Very popular, also affectionally known as Ginjinha. Tavern ‘Os Amigos da Severa’ Mouraria Lisbon & owner sr. António Pais serving Ginja liqueur In the partly renewed and nowadays trendy area Mouraria (a very old Moorish quarter in Lisbon), there’s a tiny tavern called ‘Os Amigos da […]

Lisbon recommended wine tasting & specialized tours: ‘Venha Vinho’ in historic area Bairro Alto, free tasting, wine with natural cork & Francisco, the charismatic ‘wine dreamer’

Tweet Wine lovers! If you are visiting Lisbon: the Portuguese wines are delicious and besides they are affordable. We enjoyed an evening of wine tasting in the shop of Francisco, ‘wine dreamer’, as he describes himself Lisbon wine shop Venha Vinho (‘litt. come wine’) & owner Francisco Franco Afonso Free wine tasting evenings & shop ‘Venha Vinho’ in […]

Restaurant ‘ Cantinho do Aziz’ Lisbon: visit former Portuguese colony Mozambique without leaving Lisbon: tasty African food, a naughty little secret, Laurentina & Camilla Watson

Tweet Lisbon is the place for fantastic food! Apart from traditional Portuguese cuisine, restaurants from former Portuguese colonies have become more and more popular in recent years, like African and Goan (India) cuisines Restaurant ‘Cantinho do Aziz’ Mouraria Lisbon: you feel like being in Mozambique! Portuguese-speaking African countries (former colonies)  in which the Portuguese language is still […]

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 […]

Popular tourist attraction Lisbon: cute noisy stinking Tuk-Tuk cars, historic area with narrow streets & eco-friendly silent Tuk Tours

Tweet 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 In this very old neighborhoud big tourist buses […]

Intendente Square Mouraria Lisbon: former grandeur, former red light district, upcoming hotspot, new bars and restaurants & ‘Sabor k Intende’, healthy food, cool vintage décor

Tweet A little bit tucked away in Lisbon’s new trendy Intendente area there’s a new restaurant: ‘Sabor K Intende’ (formerly 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 ‘Sabor K Intende’ (formerly ‘Oh! Nesta Mente’)Lisbon: delicious vegetarian lunch Vegetarian hamburger, chips and rice € 6.50, soup € 1.00, petiscos (Portuguese […]

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

Tweet 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 […]

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

Tweet 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) […]

Fado restaurant ‘Maria da Mouraria’ Lisbon: enjoy pure Portuguese fado music and traditional food in Maria da Severa’s former house, first fadista & femme fatale

Tweet 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 overpriced! Good fado has its home in historical areas Alfama […]