Archive for the 'Principe Real' Category

Zero Zero Lisbon: Italian restaurant & pizzeria, delicious food, lovely decorated terrace near Botanical Garden & the city’s first Proseccheria

Tweet While walking around in area Príncipe Real in Lisbon we discovered Italian restaurant & pizzeria Zero Zero. One of the most beautiful terraces in the city, near the Botanical Garden (Jardim Botânico, one of Europe’s finest!) Italian restaurant Zero Zero Lisbon, lovely outdour dining area & friend Margriet de Vrieze Restaurant Zero Zero has one of Lisbon’s […]

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

Tweet 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 […]

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

Tweet 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 […]

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

Tweet 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 […]

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

Tweet Tucked away in the Principe Real dictrict, near 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 1873 […]

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

Tweet 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 […]

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

Tweet 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 […]