Archive for the 'Praça do Comércio' Category

Aura Restaurant, terrace & lounge café Praça do Comércio Lisbon: Portuguese gastronomy surrounded by stunning architecture facing the Tagus river

Lisbon was already well known for its good food and beautiful terraces. But it’s all become much better since February this year: Pátio da Galé, facing the Tagus river and surrounded by the most stunning architecture, is a new and magical meeting place for both its population and visitors. Famous Praça do Comércio  , one of the most majestic squares […]

ViniPortugal Lisbon & wine lovers: taste a selection of fine Portuguese wines for free at Sala Ogival Praça do Comerçio, one of Lisbon’s most majestic squares

Free wine tasting: a very pleasant and interesting way to start the night in Lisbon and to learn more about history and culture of Portuguese wines! Maria João Menezes – ViniPortugal Managing Director Lisbon ViniPortugal in Lisbon is located in the Ministry of Agriculture premises in Terreiro do Paço (Praça do Comerçio), one of the most majestic squares of Lisbon. […]

Lisbon Arraial Pride 2010, the biggest Gay & Lesbian event in Portugal (LGBT) & Party time

Lisbon Pride 2012 information Lisbon Gay Pride (Arraial Pride), was held on June 26, Terreiro do Paço. Arraial Pride has been, since its start in 1997, the biggest and most nationwide participated lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) event in Portugal. A unique festival with diverse calender of events, highlights including Arraial Brides, Queer games, […]

Lisbon 3 hours river mini cruise: old and modern Lisbon attractions seen from the Tagus River & renovated, traditional ‘Cacilheiro’ boat

Trip to Lisbon for only a few days?  Take a boat trip on the Tagus River to discover the contours of the old and the modern part of the Portuguese capital. This short cruise (from April 1st - October 31) departs every day at 15:00 from Terreiro do Paço, just near Praça do Comércio (‘Commerce Square), and lasts ca. […]

Sunday flea, vintage, stamps, coins & (eco)handicraft market at Praça do Comércio Lisbon

Do you enjoy flea market shopping? Every Sunday morning there’s a small market at square Praça do Comércio (‘Commerce Square’) , where you can find antiques, books, collectioner’s items, vinyl music albums, stamps, coins and (eco) handicraft. In summertime this market also take place on Saturdays. March 2009 This outdoor market is held every Sunday from 9am to […]

A real taste of Lisbon: historical red tramcar tour ’7 hills’ & the most picturesque neighborhoods of Lisbon

Although the travelling on public transport is much cheaper, this historical red tramcar tour allows you to know the most picturesque neighborhoods of Lisbon in a friendly and comfortable way, while listening to the commentary available in several languages or melancholic melody of fado music. You will pass the narrow and steep streets of the city’s traditional […]

Old Mercado da Ribeira Lisbon (Market near the river), flea market Feira da Ladra & coin and stamp collectors

On every Sunday morning from 09:00 – 13:00, the second floor of the old market Mercado da Ribeira (Market near the river since 1882), is reserved for coin and stamp collectors. Mercado da Ribeira Lisbon - coin and stamp collectors A good Dutch friend of mine is a coin collector, he asked me to browse the […]

Lisbon at Christmas time: students, beggers, New Year, the Bolo Rei Kings’ cake & traditions (who gets the bean?)

Already in October Lisbon is busy decorating the streets and the trees. Thousands of lovely colourful Christmas lights decorate the city, from Rossio and the Baixa/Chiado downton area to the Avenida Novas and beyond to Belém. It is said that, due to the financial crisis, the banks stopped sponsoring the Christmas decorations. Mouraria, in December, church […]

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 […]

Sightseeing Lisbon: eco friendly RedTour segways, 2 and 4 seat buggies or electric bicycles

Eco transport is new and available to tourists who visit Lisbon. The vehicles are equipped with a talking GPS guide, which provides directions and acts as your tour guide. Praça do Comércio Lisbon, RedTour instructors meeting point. RedTour offers tours in Lisboa’s historical neighborhoods on electric vehicles: segways, 2 and 4 seat buggies and electric bicycles. Tourists […]