Archive for the 'Monument' Category

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, […]

Square ‘Largo do Carmo’ Lisbon: great city views, Santa Justa lift, Portugal’s Eurovision Song Contest 1974 & the Carnation Revolution

Wonderful Largo do Carmo, located close to the heart of the legendary Bairro Alto district, in Chiado, is one of my favorite squares in Lisbon: the beautiful trees, the historical buildings, the atmosphere, the fascinating church ruins, the extraordinary Santa Justa elevator and the amazing city views! Largo do Carmo, March 2010 This picturesque square is a very popular tourist […]

Remarkable Cemetery of ‘Pleasures’ Lisbon (Cemitério dos Prazeres): really worth a visit, final resting place of Portuguese rich and famous & Amália Rodrigues

This remarkable cemetery is really an interesting place to visit. Famous Portuguese personalities are buried here, mainly actors, singers, writers, painters and television presenters. The mortal remains of  Amália Rodrigues, the famous fado artist,  were transferred to the National Pantheon  in Lisbon (under enormous pressure from her admirers and a change in the law requiring a […]

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 […]

Tourist attraction bronze sculpture 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 2011: 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 […]

Beautiful views over the Tagus river: Adamastor, viewpoint (Miradouro) Santa Catarina Lisbon & a popular gathering place

‘Adamastor’ is a popular viewpoint (miradouro) and gathering place in Lisbon which is officially called the Miradouro de Santa Catarina. From this vista point you have the most breathtaking views on the Tagus river, the 25th of April Bridge and the Cristo Rei monument. Beautiful boys! There is a small terrace with a bar serving drinks […]