Cláudio Silva’s traditional shop ‘Meio da Praça’ Lisbon: olive oil, good wines & more than funny souvenirs

Quality food and great wine are a passion for Portuguese people. In case you also fall in love with it, visit ‘Meio da Praça’ . This shop just moved to Rua da Prata, nº 78, Lisbon. You can pull a chair and take your time to discover old Lusitânia products at reasonable prices like the […]

Walking around Lisbon: Rua Barros Queiróz near Rossio Square, a real Portuguese atmosphere

Close to the famous Rossio Square, just off Largo de São Domingos, you will notice a lively street called Rua Barros Queiróz, where the locals as well as the tourists meet. Largo de São Domingos: ‘Lisbon, City of Tolerance’. What you’ll find here is a real Portuguese atmosphere: a variety of little shops, a typical […]

Napoleão shops Lisbon: (vintage) port, olive oil, good wines, Ginja, azulejos (Portuguese tiles) & Napoleon, the french emperor

Around 1974, after the Portuguese revolution, the Napoleão family in Lisbon started selling wines and Port wines in Lisbon. A quite  peculiar name for a Portuguese family of course, but the explanation is a simple one. Portugal was once occupied by France for a short period of time and like in other European countries Napoleon obliged civilians […]

Olive oil, basic element of Portuguese food, history, caldeirada (fish stew) recipe & Cláudio Silva’s traditional shop in Lisbon

Already in early history the Portuguese used olives in their alimentation, but like in many mediterranean countries, it was the romans that were responsible for the introduction of the fine art of producing and extracting higher quality olive oil. Nowadays olive oil is the main fat used in the preparation of Portuguese dishes, and also […]

A brief introduction to the gay bars in Bairro Alto Lisbon & Gay Clubs and Parties

Bairro Alto is a fantastic old neighbourhood in the center of the city. One of the oldest parts of town. Literally, Bairro Alto means ‘High neighbourhood’, as it is on top of one of the seven hills of Lisbon. It is a maze of narrow streets streets filled with old fashion and charming grocery stores […]