Archive for the 'Sightseeing' Category

Breathtaking views old town Lisbon & 25 April Bridge: Tagus riverfront Restaurant ‘Ponto Final’ Cacilhas, great Portuguese food & easy to reach by ferry

Planning a short trip to Lisbon? Don’t miss the opportunity to visit Cacilhas, (and Almada, part of Lisbon area), the south bank of the river Tagus (Tejo). The views on downtown Lisbon and the 25 April Bridge are amazing! Take the ferry from Lisbons’ Cais do Sodré (every 10 minutes, weekend every 20 min.) to Cacilhas at the other […]

Fully packed Tram 28 (2017) Lisbon & alternative RED or GREEN TRAM tour: best stops, cheap way to visit most old town tourist attractions & viewpoints

If you want to get a good impression of the historical city of Lisbon, take this typical yellow little trolley, ‘eléctrico 28’. This legendary tram 28 is a tourist attraction in itself. It goes all around town and you can hop on and hop off. Long lines nowadays (2017)! Tram (‘eléctrico 28’), Alfama. Starting point: square Praça […]

Trendy square Intendente Mouraria Lisbon: former grandeur, hidden lovely loveseat, Top Ten façades & Bar & Bistro ‘Josephine’

If you love historic districts out of the tourist path, you must visit wonderful Largo (square) do Intendente, area Mouraria, formerly a place of prostitution and drugs. Nowadays this place is very popular. New bar & bistro ‘Josephine ‘ Lisbon, Square Largo do Intendente 59, July 2014 Trendy place & beautiful historic buildings Square Largo do Intendente, located in the […]

Lovely Portuguese ceramics at Lisbon’s fleamarket: ‘Armazém das Caldas’ & symbols of Portugal, ‘good luck’ rooster, ‘saint’ sardine, ‘friend’ codfish & ‘love’ swallow

There’s a store where you step into Lisbon’s famous fleamarket, ‘Armazém das Caldas’. The traditional Portuguese ceramics and the warm service of the owner makes me feel like buying a lot.. 😉 I love it! Portuguese ceramics: ‘Armazém das Caldas’, Campo de Santa Clara 112, fleamarket Lisbon & friend Loes Broere, January 2017 Armazém (litt. warehouse) das Caldas opened his […]

Restaurant/gallery ‘House of Wonders’ in Cascais near Lisbon: lovely roof terrace, healthy vegetarian food & Dutch owner Anna Catharina

The ‘House of Wonders’ is really worth a visit if you are in Portugal’s famous vacation spot Cascais. Looking for a healthy lunchtime snack or dinner this unique place is easy to find in the center of the former fishing village close to the beach. Easy to reach from Lisbon (ca. 30 min. by train) Roof terrace ‘House of Wonders’ […]

Village Underground Lisbon: great food in a retro dubble-decker bus beneath 25 April Bridge, street art, events, partys, creative community & Polly Robbins

How about a delicious dinner in a dubble-decker retro bus beneath the 25th April Bridge? A great experience, but Village Underground in Lisbon offers much more! It’s a coworking center for creative- and event industries located at the Santo Amaro station in Alcântara, next to the Carris vintage trams & buses Museum. Village Underground Lisbon in summertime […]

A real taste of Lisbon: historical red tramcar tour ‘7 hills’, alternative to fully packed tram 28 & the most picturesque neighborhoods of Lisbon

Although public transport (tram 28) 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. Praça do Comércio Lisbon Tickets Red tram tour, leaving from one of the […]

Cool spot to relax by Lisbon’s river Tagus: Cariocas do Rio, wonderful terrace, sunbeds, good food, slow service, great view 25 April bridge & Cristo Rei statue

UPDATE May 2016: Nowadays this place is totally different with a new owner: the ‘Monte Mar’ restaurant occupies this space If you’re in Lisbon for a few days and looking for a cool spot to relax or enjoy a lunch near the Tagus river, I can recommend ‘Cariocas do Rio’. One of the best places in the […]

‘Bike A Wish’ rental (E)-bike shop in Mouraria Lisbon: top biking expercience & owners Ana Nascimento & Rui Gomes

Lisbon becomes more and more attractive for tourists: people from all over the world love to spend a few days in this unique and peaceful city! The nearby Atlantic beaches and fairytale palaces (like in Sintra ) are famous attractions, also easy to reach by (e)-bike. ‘Bike A Wish’ store Lisbon: owner Rui Gomes & trainee Diego Sarasola […]

Tourist attraction sculpture of 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: 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 120) […]