Rua Nova do Carvalho in Lisbon, located behind the Time Out famous market & foodhall near the river Tagus, was for decades known as a street in the city’s red light district with bars named after European capitals (like Copenhagen, Oslo or Roterdão (Rotterdam) and Jamaica bar to attract the sailors who stepped off their boats here.
Bar ‘Pensão Amor’ Lisbon: wonderful drawings on the walls of the stairs
Former red light district
‘Pensão Amor’ is located in a typical Portuguese 18th-century building. Once a cheap pension with rooms rented by the hour to prostitutes and their clients to enjoy a short moment of love 😉
Along the 5 floors of the building you can admire remake copies of old posters from burlesque shows and peep shows.
Bar ‘Pensão Amor’ Lisbon: burlesque decor & ceilings with frescoes
The ceilings of this former ‘guesthouse’ are painted with frescoes, the walls are covered with mirrors, paintings and old posters, and decorative pieces give the space an old burlesque, relaxed atmosphere. Amazing! The wonderful décor is recalling the history of the building.
Bar ‘Pensão Amor’ Lisbon: the pole dance room
Pole dance & YouTube: Marina mey
Now ‘Pensão Amor’ is one of the most popular bars in Lisbon with various spaces for events like concerts, ateliers, a book store (love/erotica), a trendy hair saloon, bars and a bar with Peruvian specialties. The pole dance room is decorated with leopard and gold. Pole dance workshops are held here to learn the tricks of seduction…
Rua Nova do Carvalho, hip and trendy street in Lisbon
Nowadays this area is a hip and trendy region in Lisbon.
Rua Nova do Carvalho is a street lined with hip bars and clubs that become crowded after 2AM when the bars in the legendary area Bairro Alto start to close.
Rua Nova do Carvalho, hip and trendy pink street in Lisbon
More remarkable bars in this street:
‘Pensão Amor’ Lisbon – Erika Reusens admires the bar in burlesque style
Pensão Amor Art & culture, Bars | Cocktails € 8.00, beer € 3. Facebook
Mon – Wed 12:00 – 02:00, Thu – Fri 12:00 – 04:00, Sat 18:00 – 04:00
Bar ‘Pensão Amor’ Lisbon – stairs to the bar
More about the the metamorphosis of this area: Portugaldailyview & video
Bar ‘Pensão Amor’ Lisbon : drawing stairs to the bar