Archive for the 'Praça da Figueira' Category

World Cup football 2010: Portugal vs Brazil, Holland vs Brazil, Big Screens & fans in Lisbon’s city center

Football is very important in Portugal. A lot of the Portuguese even watch a match on TV while eating their dinner in a restaurant…. At the moment football lovers and tourists from all over the world  follow the matches in Lisbon’s city center. According to the Portuguese and Ronaldo Portugal should be considered among the […]

Roasted suckling pig in Lisbon (leitão assado a lenha), a real speciality in Portugal & Pasteleria ‘A Merendinha’

Suckling pig has been a delicacy since ancient times. In many European countries it’s a traditional Christmas entrée; the dish is usually reserved for special occasions. Traditionally it is roasted. A real speciality in Portugal, known as leitão assado a lenha. Window dressing Pasteleria ‘A Merendinha’ Lisbon Suckling pig is a young pig that has only fed on its […]

Confeitaria Nacional: Lisbon’s oldest Confectionary, once supplier of the Royal Family

This traditional teahouse opened in 1829 by Baltazar Ruiz Castanheiro, when Portugal was divided by the liberal struggles. It still remains in the hands of the same family today and has won recognition in various international exhibitions both for its traditional Portuguese cakes and pastries, and for its creative innovation over the years. Very creative, very sweet, […]

Cheap traditional restaurants in Lisbon at Praça da Figueira & Portuguese soup (sopa)

The Praça da Figueira (Square of the Fig Tree) is a large square in the centre of Lisbon. Around 1885, a large covered market of 8,000 m² was built. This market existed until 1949, when it was demolished. Since then the square has been an open space, with four-storey buildings, occupied by hotels, cafés/small restaurants […]