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 Square (Praça Luís de Camões), Lisbon
Just behind Camões’ statue , close to the statue of Portugal’s famous writer and poet Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935), still mobbed by many tourists nowadays ; nearby great city views from luxury hotel Bairro Alto’s roof terrace and, one of my favorites, a cheap and traditional Portuguese restaurant ‘Casa da India’.
Small kiosk Park Lisbon Principe Real
After shopping people like to take a break in this wonderful park with lots of exotic plants and trees, near Bairro Alto, posssibly one of the best (and gay) spots in Europe for a night out! Recommended: Les Mauvais Garçons , popular and ”très-chic” cafe/restaurant.
Nearby you’ll find the Botanical garden , one of Europe’s finest.
Lisbon Kiosk Rua Dom Pedro
Rua Dom Pedro V is a wonderful avenue for shopping. There’s lots of boutiques, traditional antique shops and art galleries.
Lisbon kiosk Largo Trindade Coelho
Small kiosk near ‘Casa da Comida’ (’ the house of food’), a new cafetaria/ restaurant in the wonderful bamboo garden of Museum São Roque. This museum and church is home to Italian art from the 16th and 17th centuries.
Small kiosk Cais do Sodré, Lisbon
A major bus station is sited outside the front of the Cais do Sodré station, with a Carris small kiosk selling transport passes, tickets and guides.
On the background a glimpse of Restaurant Marisqueira ‘Guarda Rio’, overlooking the river Tagus. The marisqueira (seafood) is unfailingly fresh
Cais do Sodré is Lisbon’s major bus, metro, trainstation (‘Linha de Cascais’ , name of the train line joining Lisbon to Cascais), and ferry terminal. Recommended: beach Restaurant Peixenalinha São Pedro do Estoril
Wonderful 20 minutes ferry trip idea from here : ferry to Cacilhas at the other side of the river Tagus and how to reach the amazing Cristo Rei monument
Lisbon viewpont Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara.
This wonderful belvedere will give you a unique insight into the city and magnificent views on the old Moorish castle Castelo de São Jorge.
Kiosk above Lisbon’s famous flea market Feira da Ladra .
The Moorish influence is still present in Alfama and in Mouraria, where the Moors kept on living in the city after the conquist and gathered in this area. Authentic 3-bedroom apartment with patio for rent in this old Moorish quarter
After browsing the market it’s a good idea to have lunch in Restaurant ‘O Panteao de Santa Clara’ just above the market, serving real Portuguese food for a good price.
Kiosk river Tagus viewpoint Miradoura de Santa Catarina. Lisbon
From this vista point you have the most breathtaking views on the Tagus river, the 25th of April Bridge and the Cristo Rei monument, nearby my favorite cafe/bar Noobai