Archive for the 'Pessoa' Category

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 […]

Lisbon shopping: The story of Chapelaria Azevedo Rua, Lisbons’ unique hat makers shop & Fernando Pessoa

Chapelaria Azevedo Rua is a traditional hat shop (opened in 1886) on Rossio, one of Lisbons’ famous squares, creating tailor-made hats (chapéus) on request. Portuguese people are fond of hats! Rossio January 2009. Typical Portuguese hats, bridal hats, Panama- and Cylinder hats. In this well-known hatter’s you can find handmade hats for all occasions and top-hats, bowler hats, […]

Quality Restaurant Café Martinho da Arcada Praça do Comércio Lisbon: prime spot & Portugal’s most famous 20th C. poet and writer Fernando Pessoa’s table

Opening in 1782, Restaurant Café Martinho da Arcada, located in the corner of the Praça do Comércio 37 near the Tagus river, is one of the oldest restaurants/cafés in Lisbon. The restaurant’s terrace under the beautiful arcades, Praça do Comércio Movie Praca do Comercio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhuLEkL0Ue4. Situated downtown, this cafe was once the ideal setting for the […]

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 […]