Lisbon’s craziest night: June 12, open-air party’s historical areas, Eve of Saint Anthony (Santo António), a mix of religion & sex

Lisbon in June: wine, sangria, beer, the smell of grilled sardines, mojitos, caipirinhas, fado, pimba music and lots of people eating, drinking and dancing in the streets of the historical areas. On the eve of Saint Anthony day (June 13), Lisbon turns into a huge open air party! June 12, party time! Historic area Mouraria Rua da […]

Kiosk cafe ‘Clara Clara’ Lisbon, terrace near fleamarket Feira da Ladra, WiFi hotspot, playground for children & panoramic Tagus river views

The ‘Clara Clara’ Cafe in Alfama Lisbon is a kiosk in the garden-terrace of Boto Machado (or Santa Clara), overlooking the Tagus (Tejo) River and the National Pantheon (Church of Santa Engracia), in the heart of Lisbon’s legendary flea market, Feira da Ladra, litt. thieves market. ‘Clara Clara’ kiosk cafe in the heart of fleamarket Feira da Ladra, […]

Alfama historic Lisbon: Rua do Salvador, real Portuguese atmosphere near famous viewpoint Portas do Sol, tasca ‘Zip Zip’ & cool vintage store designer Alberto Gourgel

One of my favorite old streets in Lisbon is Rua do Salvador in Alfama, the most famous historic and oldest neighborhood of Lisbon. The area is easy to reach from the city center by the legendary old tram 28 Rua do Salvador/corner Rua de São Tomé, Alfama Lisbon Here you will find a real Portuguese atmosphere, quite close to […]

Restaurant São Cristóvão Mouraria Lisbon: cheap Cape Verdean & African dishes, favorite local place & owner Maria Levy

Restaurant São Cristóvão  is a tiny place in Lisbon’s historical city center Mouraria, one of the oldest areas of Lisbon and a narrowed maze of tiny streets and stairs. One of my favorits and really worth a visit! Owner Maria Levy in her restaurant São Cristóvão, Mouraria Lisbon Short term rentals: my 3bedroom authentic apartment (110 m2) in the historical part […]

Portas do Sol Alfama Lisbon: lovely lounge terrace, cool and stylish cocktail bar & Santa Luzia, famous Tagus river viewpoints (miradouros)

Terrace ‘Portas do Sol’ (Gates to the Sun) has opened his doors in October 2009, in Lisbon’s historical center, close to the famous viewpoint (miradouro) with the same name, at Largo das Portas do Sol.  A new terrace coffee , cocktail bar and restaurant, designed in a way to make full use of its exceptional location. The lounge […]

Alternative Flea Market (Ladra Alternativa) Lisbon (2) & Rosa Lourenço’s beautiful bags

If you happen to be around: several times a year the Ladra Alternativa indoor fair is held in Lisbon, a perfect place to find a unique gift. You can mix with creative locals at the bustling fair Ladra Alternativa, a treasure trove of original articles of jewellery, arts, crafts and fashion accessories, clothing, bags and much more, under the theme of […]

Alfama the oldest Moorisch quarter in Lisbon, a narrowed maze of streets, fado & famous viewpoint (miradouro) Portas do Sol

Alfama is certainly the most famous historic and oldest neighborhood in Lisbon, a narrowed maze of streets with many fado restaurants and pictoresque houses. Lunch time in Alfama: Largo Contador Mor, street  close to the Castle of St George There are a lot of typical Portuguese restaurants. The name Alfama originates from the Arabic El […]

Public transport: tram 28, a ‘must-do’ Lisbon attraction, best stops & a cheap way to visit most old town tourist attractions and Tagus River viewpoints

If you want to get a good impression of the historical city of Lisbon, a very good idea is taking this typical little trolley, ‘eléctrico 28′. This legendary tram 28 is a tourist attraction in itself. It goes all around town. Of course you can hop on and hop off. Tram (‘eléctrico 28′), Alfama. Starting point: square […]

Video: Free hugs in Lisbon

No clue who these people are, but it’s a rather positive initiative… The video gives good impression of the Baixa Chiado area. Share on Facebook