Fado, knives & blood (Fado, Navalhas e Sangue), artist Carlos Fernandez, Santo Antonio festivities & Mouraria, Lisbons 900 years old historical area

Artist Carlos Fernandez was born and raised in Mouraria, a historic (old Moorish) down town area in Lisbon. Together with Alfama, the Mouraria area is a muddle of very narrow streets and small squares, which gives the visitor a glimpse of a forgotten age. Mouraria, Lisbon: nostalgic drawing by Carlos Fernandez Carlos Fernandez earns his […]

Traditional fado Lisbon: taverna ‘Tasca do Jaime’ (Fado Vadio), close to famous fleamarket ‘Feira da Ladra’ & no tourist trap

Enjoy the real fado while munching on freshly-fried cod pastries in the late afternoon in Tasca do Jaime, one of the most intriguing of Lisbon’s ‘tavernas’. Traditionally, the Fado houses are popular and a meeting spot for families and friends. Close to Lisbon’s legendary flea market ‘Feira da Ladra’ ‘Tasca do Jaime’ taverna Lisbon: real fado […]

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 […]

Apartments: Three bedroom apartment with lovely patio (30m2) in historic Lisbon, Mouraria & history

This old building in the heart of Mouraria, once home of Fado music and famous performer Amália Rodrigues (‘Lady of Lisbon’) is suitable for a long weekend trip with your friends to explore Lisbon’s nightlife, a romantic week with your beloved or a summer holiday with your family. The patio of 30m2 (sunny from March […]