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Wallet-friendly restaurant ‘O Cantinho do Custódio’ Mouraria Lisbon: tasty Portuguese food & park ‘Jardim da Cerca da Graça’: great city views & children’s playground

Not trendy or chic, but very tasty and cheap: typical Portuguese food in Mouraria, historic area of Lisbon, close to a new park with wonderful old town city views. Easy to reach from square Praça Martim Moniz (tram 28) Restaurant ‘O Cantinho do Custódio’ Mouraria Lisbon, owners & daughter Ilda Away from tourist areas in Lisbon you can find […]

Kiosk cafe ‘Clara Clara’ Lisbon, wonderful garden at fleamarket Feira da Ladra, children playground & Tagus river views

The ‘Clara Clara’ Cafe in Alfama Lisbon is a kiosk in the garden-terrace of Boto Machado (or Santa Clara), overlooking the Tagus (Tejo) River and the National Pantheon (Church of Santa Engracia) in the heart of Lisbon’s legendary flea market, Feira da Ladra. ‘Clara Clara’ kiosk cafe in the heart of fleamarket Feira da Ladra, Lisbon This wonderful […]

Lisbon inside city tips: hop on hop off bus, Red Tram historical tour, Santa Justa Lift, Cristo Rei statue, old tram 28, St George Castle, Portas do Sol, Belém Tower, hotspots, breathtaking views & nightlife

Planning a short trip to Lisbon? My inside (cheap) tips and trip ideas! ‘Hop on and hop off’ open-topped double decker bus tours are a popular way for tourists to view Lisbon city. The “River Tagus tour” offer you the the opportunity to view the areas in which most of its monuments may be found, such […]

Unique square ‘Largo do Carmo’ Lisbon: Portuguese history, gothic ruins, Santa Justa lift, Eurovision Song Contest 1974 & 25 April 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: beautiful trees, historical buildings, fascinating church ruins, the extraordinary Santa Justa elevator and amazing city views! Largo do Carmo, springtime This picturesque square is a very popular tourist attraction, well known for the terraces, […]

Nostalgic Moorish kiosks in Lisbon near favorite tourist attractions, great viewpoints & recommended restaurants

On August 6, 711 Lisbon was taken by the Moors, 400 years later the city returned to Christian rule.  Nowadays the Moorish influence is still present, like the lovely designed old kiosks (quiosque), serving old-fashioned Portuguese refreshments and snacks. A few examples near beautiful viewpoints, favorite tourist attractions, some recommended restaurants and how to get there. Kiosk Camões […]

Romantic Parque Principe Real near Bairro Alto, great terraces, Rua dom Pedro V & Lisbon’s famous (gay) nightlife

Parque Príncipe (Prince) Real, near Bairro Alto (at daytime), is a wonderful park. This century-old cedar ‘umbrella’ tree is really amazing! Parque in area Príncipe Real (Royal Prince) Lisbon Markets Laid out in 1860 with lots of exotic plants, the garden hosts a handicraft- and ecological products bazaar on specific days of the week. Parque in area Príncipe Real (Royal […]

Bairro Alto at night: hotspot ‘A Capela’ famous bar in Lisbon & owner Pedro Silva

Rua da Atalaia, Bairro Alto  in Lisbon at 02:00. This area is a hotspot for people who love nightlife Bairro Alto in Lisbon is posssibly one of the best spots in Europe for a night out! Wander through the lanes of bars, fado houses and clubs – every night hundreds of people are drinking mojitos […]