Archive for the 'Principe Real' Category

Bistro Edelweiss Lisbon: Alps, Swiss cheese fondue, French 40s music, funny 70s retro décor, Heidi & owners Marc and Sindi

Cheese fondue in Lisbon? Yes! In Príncipe Real (near Bairro Alto) you can find bistro Edelweiss with flavors of the Swiss Alps in a warm retro decor, inspired by the ’70s. Swiss specialties such as cherry brandy cheese fondue are always on the menu and of course the famous Swiss chocolates. Bistro Edelweiss in neighborhood Príncipe […]

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 […]

Lisbon’s 1900s style bar Pavilhão Chines Bairro Alto: curiosities and kitch, bizarre & one of a kind!

A ‘must-see’ when you visit Lisbon! Once an old grocery store, this 1900s style bar, 10 minutes walk from  Bairro Alto ‘s nightlife is really unique! Pavilhão Chines Lisbon: one of the most interesting and unusual decorated bars I’ve ever seen! A good start to Lisbon’s nightlife. You have to ring the doorbell, like in […]

Lisbon’s Botanical Garden (Jardim Botânico), unique, designed as a scientific garden in 1873: Portuguese colonial power & one of Europe’s finest

Tucked away in the Principe Real dictrict, near the legendary Bairro Alto, the Botanical Garden is a lush retreat from the afternoon sun. It covers an area of extending uphill from the Rua da Escola Politécnica to the Avenida da Liberdade. The University of Lisbon Botanical Garden was designed as a scientific garden, planting began in […]

Romantic Parque Principe Real near Bairro Alto & 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! Laid out in 1860 with lots of exotic plants, the garden hosts a handicraft- and ecological products bazaar on specific days of the week. After shopping people like to take a break here. Rua dom Pedro […]

Lisbon shopping: Rua dom Pedro V, boutiques, traditional antique shops, Fabrico Infinito, a fancy art gallery, a fairy tale tearoom & beautiful blossoming jacaranda trees

Walking around in Lisbon is even better after spring has sprung. The streets, squares, parks and avenues are even more beautiful now that the jacarandas are beginning to blossom. Originally from South America, these trees of the Bignoniaceae family arrived in Lisbon in the mid-17th century and ever since, between May and June when they’re […]