Lisbon’s craziest night: June 12, Eve of Saint Anthony (Santo António): eating, drinking, dancing in the streets, open-air party’s historical areas, 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 […]

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 […]

Restaurant ‘Zé da Mouraria’ Lisbon: delicious typical Portuguese food, old Moorish neighborhood, Amália Rodrigues & fado history

A little bit hidden in the former Moorish quarter Mouraria, in a small street of one of Lisbon’s oldest districts, you’ll find Restaurant ‘Zé da Mouraria’, mainly visited by local Portuguese. Great typical Portuguese food and, also important, very nice people and a very informal atmosphere . One of my favorites! (Air-conditioned in summertime). Restaurant ‘Zé da Mouraria’, Rua João do Outeiro […]

Appartement (3 slpk) in historisch Lissabon: heerlijk zonnige- en rustige privé patio (30 m2) in Mouraria, tot 6 pers. te huur, startpunt tram 28, fado, WiFi & sat. TV

Prima uitgangspunt om Lissabon te ontdekken, ook voor senioren. Goede nachtrust. Leuk, authentiek appartement nabij metro en startpunt trammetje 28. Tot 6 pers. te huur. Vanaf 20/25 € pp per nacht (bij 4-6 pers.), 30-40 € pp pn met 2 pers. Reserveren of meer info (ook langere periodes). Mail naar huiseigenaar Julie Kruijs,, tel. 0653941845. Skype: juliekr1956. Facebook Prive patio (ommuurd en rustig) […]

Lisbon nightlife: bar ‘ANOS 60′ in Mouraria: trendy spot in historical area, open every day from 22:00-04:00 & great live music

Update 2014: there’s a new owner. Nowadays this bar is a trendy spot, often there’s live music, like f.i. music of Cabo Verde, Brasilian, jazz and more. Open every day from 22:00-04:00.  Largo do Terreirinho 21 Lisbon Facebook bar Anos 60  Blog: Young tourists from the US & bar ANOS 60 historic area Mouraria Lisbon, July 2014 […]

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

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 quiet patio of 30m2 (sunny from […]