Lisbon’s craziest night: June 12, Eve of Saint Anthony, street parties, naughty lyrics & grilled sardines

No street parties in 2020 ūüôĀ¬† ūüôĀ

In June, the month of the Festas dos Santos Populares (Feast Days of the Popular Saints), the Lisbon nights are filled with lively festivities that take over the city’s historical center.¬†¬†¬† Festivities 2019

Area Mouraria Lisbon in the month of June, 2019

Rua Guia, Mouraria, Lisbon.

In the month of June, all the streets in the historic areas in Lisbon are decorated with garlands and lights, the atmosphere is wonderful! ūüôā

Lisbon, Rua dos Remédios, area Alfama June 2019

Every year mid-June, the time-honoured Santo António celebrations take over the streets of Lisbon, filling them with grilled-sardine and sangria-selling stalls, cheery bunting, and happy people. More..

Lisbon historic area Mouraria in June

View from terrace cafe/restaurant Bruta Flor, Largo da Severa, Lisbon 

Who was matchmaker¬†Saint Anthony,¬†Santo Ant√≥nio (15 August 1195 ‚Äď 13 June 1231)?

June 12, 2018: The Saint Anthony’s mass marriages  in Lisbon. Picture: Josephine Lucassen

YouTube weddings (casamentos)

Celebrated since before the 25 April Revolution in 1974, the Santo Ant√≥nio weddings are held to give cash-strapped local couples the chance to wed in a large joint ceremony. More…

Area Mouraria Lisbon June 2019, Rua Guia, Mouraria, Lisbon.

Saint Anthony’s brides:¬†YouTube¬†

The lucky couples receive everything free of charge including the ring, wedding dress and honeymoon as part of an annual competition organised by the city council.

Party time ! Historic area Mouraria June 12, 2018. Picture: Rob van Scherpenseel

Square : Largo da Severa 2 Lisbon

Eating, drinking and dancing together in the narrow streets. On the eve of Saint Anthony day, June 12,¬†Lisbon turns into one big party!¬† ūüôā

YouTube Saint Anthony street parties historic area Mouraria Lisbon

People are dancing on Pimba musica

Pimba music Рsongs frequently driven by metaphors with sexual meanings

An example of Pimba music: ‘Quero cheirar teu bacalhau Maria’¬†¬†(¬†I would like to smell your codfish Maria !¬†ūüėČ ūüėČ by¬†Quim Barreiros)

June 12, Eve of Santo Antonio, Mouraria Lisbon

The kings of the sardine (os reis da sardinha)¬† ūüėČ

Grilled sardines & Saint Anthony parties belong together!

Traditional grilled sardinhas (sardines) & salad in June

Grilled sardines recipe by Rochelle Ramos:

Delicious grilled piri piri sardines on crusty bread recipe complete with step-by-step pictures and detailed instructions

Mouraria Lisbon June 12, 2016, Beco do Jasmim & salsa dancing

Everywhere in the streets of the historic areas in Lisbon you see people grilling sardines outside their homes and the narrow streets fill up with people in party mood.

June 12, 2019

Street party Saint Santo Antonio & romantic couple overlooking the festivities ūüôā


Margriet de Vrieze & sardine party ūüôā¬† Mouraria Lisbon

 Festas de Lisboa       Facebook

Waiting for the Mouraria¬†yearly parade 2018…

Picture: Liesbeth Niebling

‘Marchas popularas’ Mouraria area Lisbon 2015.

Yearly parades June 12 : Youtube 2018

At Avenida da Liberdade, from around 8h30 pm, June 12, there will be the yearly parade, with people dressed up in beautiful costumes.

Area Mouraria Lisbon & yearly parade June 12, 2019,  Santo Antonio Marchas Populares

Each group represents one of Lisbon’s twenty neighborhoods There ‘s a winner for the best performance and costumes. More..

Marcha da Mouraria 2018

Saint Anthony street party Mouraria June 12, 2018

How to reach this area

 Rua Guia, Lisbon, close to square Martim Moniz: metro, tram and bus station

June 12, 2019 : Lisbon’s craziest night of the year in Mouraria, Lisbon.

Wine, sangria, beer,  sardines, mojitos, caipirinhas, fado, pimba music and lots of people eating, drinking and dancing in the narrow streets.

Lisbon Festas populares Santo Antonio craziest night of the uear 2015

June 12, 2015

Lisbon’s Eve of Saint Anthony parade in de streets of¬†Mouraria

Mouraria Lisbon 2016 Santo Joao

June 2016, feast days of the popular saints

Saint Jo√£o ūüėČ ūüėČ

(sponsor is Sagres, a Portuguese brand of beer)

Santo Antonio party June 12, 2019

How about a Chinese restaurant selling typical Portugese snacks? ūüôā

Bica district Lisbon, famous funicular near Bairro Alto

YouTube¬†Partying¬†in the small street, it’s hard to walk there! R. da Bica de Duarte Belo¬†

The narrow streets in area Bairro Alto (at night) are filled with people in a party mood. Every bar and club shuts its doors and moves its drinks to the windows, or on to tables outside.

June 2019, Lisbon & historical area Alfama

All the streets are decorated with garlands and lights, from Castelo to Mouraria, Graça to Alfama, and Ajuda to Bairro Alto.

Lisbon Santo Antonio basil plants with poems

Manjerico (basil), a symbol of affection & love poems

As a symbol of affection, people present each other with little pots of basil (manjerico) and paper carnations on which they write poems.

During the month of June there are many stalls in the city where you can buy the pots with basil (from 5 Р15 euro) and a selection of poems with various texts

Love poems

n√£o digas que n√£o amas –¬† “do not say you don’t love me
pois tens a voz a tremer –¬†¬†¬† because your voice is trembling
quando um n√£o proclamas – when one does not proclaim
um sim pretender dizer” –¬†¬†it is¬†“yes” you mean to say….

Lisbon Santo Antionio Church candles

Santo Antonio (better known as Saint Anthony of Padua)

Saint Anthony: matchmaker, protector of young brides and patron of the lost and found, was actually born in Lisbon, on the site of this church. MORE……. ¬†Largo Santo Antonio √† S√©, Alfama.¬†¬†

Lisbon Saint Antonio June 12 2015 Rossio

Lisbon, Eve of Saint Anthony festivities. Picture: Luc de Leersnyder


Discover 900 years old area Mouraria Lisbon in 2020: restaurants, shops, bars, art, sexy & fado

Charming Mouraria area is a historical 900 years old area in the heart of Lisbon where fado¬†music was born. Nowadays it’s a multicultural area but still authentic¬† ūüôā

Lisbon Largo do Terreirinho area Mouraria march 2018

Area Mouraria is located in the historic heart of Lisbon, it is still less touristic and therefore much purer. One of Lisbon’s history-rich areas !

March 17 2020, area Mouraria Lisbon: Pastelaria ‘Doce Mila’

Corona & Lisbon

There’re almost no people in the streets or in the cafes and restaurants, a face mask is left here on the floor.. 😢

3-bedroom apartment for sale with lovely and quiet patio (ca. 25 m2)

Are you looking for an apartment to buy in this area?

More pictures & more information about my 3-bedroom apartment with lovely and quiet patio (ca. 100 m2)

Arroz de gambas (rice & shrimps)

Rice and shrimps (delicious!), a glass of white wine, a small bottle of water and coffee : around 10 euro.

¬†Restaurant ‘A¬†Catedral do Fado’ area Mouraria Lisbon

Restaurant ‘A¬†Catedral do Fado’ area Mouraria Lisbon

Traditional Portuguese food, snacks, and a free smile¬† ūüôā .


YouTube:¬† Lisbon’s neighborhood of Mouraria

Alentejo style pork and clams ( ‚ā¨ 7,90) (Carne de Porco √† Alentejana)

Pork and clams together? Yes! ūüôā Recipe by Richelle Ramos

Typical Portuguese restaurants are a little bit disorderly, but very clean with a big TV screen (people like watching TV while eating, football, futebol), TL-tubes on the ceiling and paper table-covers.

Restaurant ‘A¬†Catedral do Fado’ area Mouraria Lisbon: traditional Portuguese food

Traditional Portuguese restaurants

Nowadays historical area Mouraria in Lisbon is still filled with old taverns and small restaurants, serving traditional Portuguese food for local prices. In contrary to the more touristical historic areas, like Alfama or Bairro Alto, where prices in  restaurants are mostly much higher.

Historic area Mouraria Lisbon, Rua Jo√£o do Outeiro, June 2018

Peaceful multicultural area

Colourful Mouraria area embraces the past and the present. A multicultural area, where many nationalities live together peacefully. Nowadays it is a popular and fashionable part of Lisbon. Currently,  it is gradually renovated.

Terrace Fado restaurant Maria da Mouraria Lisbon in June. Picture: Liesbeth Niebling

Festas dos Santos Populares¬† (Feast Days of the Popular Saints & Lisbon’s craziest night).

In June, the Lisbon nights are filled with lively festivities that take over the city’s historical centers.

Hidden gem: Restaurant Zé da Mouraria

In a small street of one of Lisbon‚Äôs oldest districts there’s Restaurant ‚ÄėZ√© da Mouraria‚Äô. Well-priced Portuguese dishes, air-conditioned in summertime.

Restaurant Z√© da Mouraria‚Äô ūüôā June 2019
Waiter Davide & codfish (bacalhau), a very poular dish in Portugal
Only open for lunch, dinner is possible  for groups. Closed on Sundays, no creditcards.

Thomas Kahrel (Dutch origin) in his atelier in Lisbon, Rua das Olarias 17,  Lisbon, 2018.

Atelier Thomas Kahrel

Stage designer by profession, Thomas Kahler works with wood, producing pieces such as tables, chairs and decorative objects. More pictures:  Facebook. Thomas studied Sculpture at Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Holland.

Guitar whisperer ūüėČ

Thomas is also a musician: he plays the guitar and also the
accordion. He creates his own guitars.
Restaurant Taberna do Calhau, Mouraria Lisbon, November 2019
New (June 2019) is restaurant Taberna do Calhau in Lisbon, dedicated to  region Alentejo, inaugurated by chef Leopoldo Garcia Calhau (43), who brought to area Mouraria the typical dishes of this Portuguese region.
Chef Leopoldo do Calhau : recipe for gray days. Picture: Instagram
Restaurant Taberna do Calhau:¬† lunch (almo√ßo) has a fixed price of 35 ‚ā¨ per person, delicious wine included. Make a reservation, as the restaurant has space for 26 people. Great atmosphere ūüôā
Taberna do Calhau Mouraria Lisbon & very nice waiter
Creative cuisine
The food is veeeeeeery good, tasteful and creative, however prices are a little high. You will find traditional Portuguese dishes from region Alentejo,  such as moelas e miol (grizzards and brains of a lamb).
Restaurant Taberna do Calhau & Artur Domingos, November 2019
For wine, we left it up to owner Leopoldo to choose. A brilliant choice: Areias Gordas (‚ā¨ 25 ).¬† ūüôā
Taberna do Calhau, Largo das Olarias 23, Lisbon. Open on Sunday. Phone: (00351) 21 585 1937. Facebook
‘Cafe Belga’ area Mouraria Lisbon & (typical Belgian?)¬† ūüėȬ†¬† ūüėČ sexy bathroom decor
In the same street (Rua das Olarias 37), there’s Caf√© Belga, specializing in Belgian-inspired food and a variety of fine Belgian beers.

Bar Flamingo Lisbon June 12, 2017: Lisbon’s craziest night, party time!

Flamingo Bar in area Mouraria  is a surprising place for night owls (till 03:00). The bathroom is remarkable! Margriet, Rob and Lilja

Saturday Night Fever!¬† ūüėČ

Bar & nightclub Flamingo 


Organic grocery store Bomercado, opened in Mouraria Lisbon in 2018.

Organic shop Bomercado in Lisbon provides groceries, fruit, vegetables and fresh bread,  Portuguese biological wines and much more. Good prices, highly recommended!  Shopowner Frank is sympathetic and knowledgeable.

Facebook     Rua Dos Cavaleiros 10 Lisboa

Grilled sardines ūüôā

Eating grilled sardines, especially in the month of June, is a tradition.

Square Martim Moniz Lisbon, starting point tram 28

‚ÄčThis is where the historic area Mouraria starts, close to the starting point of the legendary tram 28.
Nearby, a very cozy (a bit hidden) terrace:

Restaurant Beco do Forno, located in a little side street of Rua dos Cavaleiros 

Patio restaurant Beco do Forno: Pedro & Dina

Cozy terrace in a courtyard . A small narrow street gives access to the patio of Restaurant Beco do Forno (litt. Oven Alley).

Very friendly owners‚Äč!¬† ūüôā

Patio restaurant Beco do Forno: dish of the day (6.50 euro)

Restaurant Beco do Forno: Beco dos Cavaleiros no. 11

Bill for 3 persons 27 euro

Grilled sea bass (robalo) with cooked potatoes and vegetables, pato (duck with rice), steak with fries and mixed salad, wine and dessert.

Entrance Restaurant Beco do Forno (& bakery Doce Mila) area Mouraria Lisbon

Restaurant Beco do Forno is open every day from 10:00 – 16:00 and from 19:00 till 21:30. Closed on Sunday

Website      Facebook

Pastelaria (Bakery) Doce Mila Mouraria Lisbon

Mila’s Cakes (Doce Mila) & pastel de nata

Great place for breakfast, a home-made delicious piece of cake or a typical Portuguese delicacy:  egg tart pastry: pastel de nata.
Typical Portuguese: strong coffee (bica) and pastel de nata
Doce Mila (Mila’s cakes, name of the owner).
Largo São Cristóvão, area Mouraria Lisbon
‚ÄčThe many winding alleys¬†still show the traces of the¬†500 years of¬†Moorish domination (from 711-1249).¬†
Area Mouraria is a muddle of narrow streets, stairs and small squares, which gives the visitor a glimpse of a forgotten age. Houses painted in several pastel colours or covered with antique tiles (Portuguese: azulejos).
One of the restaurants nearby is ‘O Corvo’ (The Crow), one of my favorites!
The Portuguese language is peppered with words of Arabic origin, often those relating to food, farming and manual work. One commonly used is oxal√° – a direct descendent of insha‚ÄôAllah, the term meaning ‚ÄúGod willing.‚Ä̬† More….
Square Restaurant O Corvo & a ‘sweater-wearing’ tree
Nowadays the Moorish quarter in Lisbon is a melting pot of different cultures, living peacefully together 🙂 . There‚Äôre¬†Fado houses, cheap (but good) restaurants, taverns, bars and nightlife.

Largo da Maria da Severa. Picture: Henk van de Weerd

Fado in Restaurant/bar Maria da Mouraria, Lisbon
Restaurant/bar & fado house ‚ÄėMaria da Mouraria‚Äô, Largo da Severa 2.

It is said that Fado music was born in area Mouraria around 1820.

Terrace restaurant/cafe Bruta Flor (wild flower)

At the same square there’s¬† restaurant BRUTA FLOR (international cuisine)

Restaurant Bruta Flor

Largo da Severa, 7A/B, Mouraria, Lisbon

Great selection of creative- and vegetarian meals in a lovely old little place.

Tiny Ginja BarAmigas da Severa & live fado performance at midnight

Must-try: taste a¬†delicious¬†typical Portuguese liqueur:”Ginja!¬†¬†

Tiny Ginja BarAmigas da Severa & fado performance at midnight


Famous Fado singer Mariza started her career in Mouraria where she grew up and performed many times.

Mariza  YouTube

Cafe/restaurant ‘A Parreirinha’, Lisbon. Picture: Margaret Sch√∂ttelndreier

Cafe/restaurant ‘A Parreirinha’ is a typical Portuguese restaurant, located Rua da Guia 4 A/B , Mouraria Lisbon.

‚ā¨¬†20 for 2 persons. WiFi, cash only. Open from¬†07:30 – 23:30, closed on Sunday.¬†

Fado house Maria da Severa & festivities in June
Great names of fado music were born in this area, like ‘femme fatale’ Maria da Severa (fado house named after her) and Fernando Maur√≠cio .
The Food Temple: vegetarian / vegan restaurant  Mouraria
Vega restaurant The Food Temple is located in a beautiful courtyard with seatings on the steps right outside. Picturesque and charming environment in the heart of Mouraria, laid-back atmosphere.
Where: Beco do Jasmim 18, Mouraria       Facebook

√ď!¬†Galeria, Illustration¬†gallery, Cal√ßada de Santo Andr√© 86, Mouraria Lisbon

√ď! Galleria is a project focused in illustration, drawing, books, zines and author pieces. Ema Ribeiro is the proud gallerist and she works with some collaborators, mostly young and promising illustrators.

Area Mouraria & Indian/Bangladesh food

The majority of the Bangladesh community lives near the streets around Square Intendente. Lots of restaurants to choose from, one of my favorites is Food Garden. Great vegetarion dishes (in case you don’t eat halal food), also take away.

Grill & Indian restaurant Food Garden, area Mouraria Lisbon

Vegetable curry dishes ‚ā¨ 5,50 –¬† ‚ā¨ 7,50. Rice ‚ā¨ 1.50. Small bottle of water ‚ā¨ 1.00.

‚ÄčMost meals are prepared from fresh, healthy organic ingredients.¬† Does not sell alcohol.¬† Take away is possible. Very friendly staff¬† ūüôā
Grill & Indian restaurant Food Garden, area Mouraria Lisbon
Square Intendente & historic building

Breathtaking views Lisbon: restaurant Atira-te ao Rio, 10-min ferry trip, great food & boat taxi

If you visit Lisbon for a few days, a 10-minutes ferry trip to the other side of the Tagus river is really worth it. Restaurant Atira-te ao Rio is one of my favorites, a small paradise!

View Lisbon from Cacilhas (part of Lisbon). Picture: Svetlana Borodina

Restaurant Atira-te ao Rio

Right next to the elevator to the Cristo Rei Statue, restaurant Atira-te ao Rio (litt. ‘throw yourself into the river’) is a space blessed by fabolous views over old town Lisbon.¬† Don’t forget to bring your camera!¬† ūüôā

Restaurant Atira-te ao Rio, Cais do Ginjal Lisbon & friend Josephine Lucassen (official tourist guide), March 12, 2020

The menu is typically Portuguese: dishes with good presentation and tasty. We ordered one of my favorite dishes, salada com polvo  (octopus salad), and shrimps. Bill for 2 persons around 50 euro.

Restaurant Atira-te ao Rio, Cais do Ginjal Lisbon & view 25 April bridge


These pictures are made in September on a beautiful sunny day, but in wintertime there’s also the possibility to enjoy the views of old town Lisbon inside .

Restaurant Atira-te ao Rio, Cais do Ginjal Lisbon, September 2017

In wintertime the large windows allow the view to be equally (almost as) good as outside. The restaurant features an indoor room with a burning stove and a terrace with heaters and  blankets.

Cous cous & cool white wine Restaurant Atira-te ao Rio,  Lisbon

 YouTube Cais do Ginjal Lisbon

Although on Facebook  there are some negative posts about this restaurant, my experience so far is very good !

View from restaurant Atira-te ao Rio

After passing some abandoned and ruinous very old warehouses (wonderful old buildings!) , a 10 minutes walk from the ferry, there’s¬†restaurant Atira-te ao Rio

How to get there? 

Wonderful very old abandoned warehouses with a long history: 10 minutes walk from the ferry

Take a (cheap) ferry trip from the¬†Cais do Sodr√© ferry terminal to Cacilhas,¬† (timetable vice verca) and after a 20 minutes walk along abadonded warehouses near the river Tagus there’s restaurant Atira-te ao Rio.

Cais do Sodré ferry terminal to Cacilhas,  (timetable vice verca)

Restaurant Atira-te ao Rio
OPEN: every day from 12:30 – 23:00
Picture: Svetlana Borodina
New: 2018 taxi boat service.

More information & phonenumber via Facebook

Picture: restaurant Atira-te Ao Rio

CLOSED? Nearby restaurant Ponto Final.¬† More…..

Lisbon LX FACTORY: exciting cultural & gastronomic area, fashion & Sunday hippie chic market

LX FACTORY Lisbon: an abandoned industrial site has been turned into a creative, cultural and gastronomic area in restored factory buildings. Here, the past and present converge in a wonderful way!

LX factory in Lisbon: ‘big trash animals’ a series of street art

‘Let’s bring nature back to the city – join the movement’¬†created¬†by¬†Bordalo II

LX factory in Lisbon: restaurants in summertime & Sunday market

Built in 1846: 23.000 m2 industrial area in the¬†Alc√Ęntara¬†district

LX Factory Lisbon is located in the heart of the¬†Alc√Ęntara¬†district, a¬†former industrial area, one of the most important manufacturing complex in Lisbon‚Äôs history.

YouTube      More information

LX factory in Lisbon March 2017 & weekly Sunday open air market

Arts Center

In 2008, this site was transformed into an Arts Center, where numerous significant cultural events are held, nowadays one of the most visited arts centers of Lisbon.

November 11, 2019. Margriet de Vrieze, restaurant/cafe O LOTE

Every Sunday an open air LX market is held (from 11.00 Р19:00), selling original pieces, trendy hand-made items, 2nd hand, vintage, shoes, plants, food and much more…YouTube Sunday LX market  Facebook

‚ÄčWorth a visit ūüôā Video LX factory¬†

LX factory in Lisbon & restaurant  A Praça

Several good restaurants & affordable prices

Lively, exciting cultural area full of art studios, fashion , bars and restaurants

LX Factory, February 10, 2019 & Margriet de Vrieze

Mexican restaurant Mez Cais LX. Video at  Youtube   Facebook

Some (fashion) shops are closed at Sundays, but most restaurants and cafes are open. LX factory is a cool hangout zone ūüôā

More about shops

LX factory in Lisbon: several restaurants with river view

Spectacular bookstore Ler Devagar

Restaurants, galleries, architecture, studios, terraces, music, nightclubs, art- and creative shops, fashion boutiques and¬†a¬†spectacular book store:¬†Livraria ‚ÄėLer Devagar‚Äô¬†(litt. ‘read¬† slowly’, YouTube)¬†.¬†Facebook

LX factory Lisbon in wintertime (January 2016)

Dictator Salazar & ’25th of April bridge’

This former¬†factory site is located under the wonderful ‘25th of April Bridge’. In 1966¬†the bridge was inaugurated and¬†named Salazar Bridge’¬†(Prime Minister of Portugal from 1932 to 1968).¬†Soon after the¬†Carnation Revolution¬†in 1974, the bridge was renamed ¬†’25th of April Bridge’ (Ponte 25 de Abril)’,¬†the day the revolution had occurred.

LX factory Lisbon: river view & ’25 April Bridge’. Retro buses: Village Underground

Great rooftop terrace & disapointing experience

The 4th floor of a former break room of factory workers was transformed in a gastropub with a curious decor and an amazing view over the river Tejo and the 25 April bridge.

Gastrobar Rio Maravilha, Rua Rodrigues de Faria, 103

LX factory Lisbon: weekly Sunday market & Bolo do Caco

Delicious wheat bread from Madeira Island: Bolo do Caco

At the weekly Sunday market, there’s a stall and a table with chairs where you can enjoy a gastronomical¬†treat from the Portuguese Island Madeira: Bolo do Caco, traditional bread. Delicious with f.i. just garlic butter ‚ā¨ 4, vegetarian ‚ā¨ 5 or¬†prego (steak) ‚ā¨ 8. More info

Recipe in English       Bolo do Caco YouTube     how to make garlic butter YouTube

LX factory in Lisbon & street art

Rua Rodrigues de Faria 103 Lisbon
facebook metro map (Alcantara)
Eléctrico (Tram) 15
Autocarros (Buses) 714, 727 
Weekly Sunday LX market from 11:00 -19:00. More details: Facebook


Te koop: auth. 3 slpk. appartement (100 m2) hartje Lissabon, incl. heerlijke privé patio (25 m2)

Te koop in Lissabon van Nederlandse eigenaar:  goed onderhouden authentiek 3-slaapkamer appartement (ca. 100 m2) incl. een heerlijk rustig privéterras (25 m2) . Gelegen in de historische wijk Mouraria, hartje centrum. Metro/bussen op 2 minuten afstand (plein Martim Moniz), restaurantjes en winkels in de omgeving. Sinds 2002 in mijn bezit.

Vraagprijs: 330.000 ‚ā¨¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬† YouTube: de buurt

3-kamer appartement historische buurt Mouraria Lissabon & privé patio, ommuurd en rustig, in juni.

Rustige privé Patio (ca. 25 m2) . Zon van begin maart tot begin oktober. Marmeren aanrecht, ideaal voor een BBQ. Water aansluiting en tuinslang.

3-kamer appartement historische buurt Mouraria Lissabon & priv√© patio, maart 2020: heerlijke geur van jasmijn ūüôā

Het appartement ligt in hartje (historisch) Lissabon, net buiten de toeristische drukte. Vlakbij het plein Martim Moniz: metro en bussen en startpunt tram 28.   Geen parkeermogelijkheid in het straatje, waar bij vlagen verkeer door komt. Laden en lossen is mogelijk.

Meer over restaurants, bars en winkels in de buurt.

3-kamer appartement Mouraria Lissabon, patio & deur naar keuken, juni 2019

Het appartement ligt op de 2e etage. Originele houten balken vloer in alle kamers. 3 slaapkamers met raam.

3-kamer appartement Mouraria Lissabon, kamer aan de straatkant

Deuren met dubbel glas in kamer en slaapkamer aan de straatkant. Nieuw dak. De buitenkant van gebouw is geschilderd in 2016 (donker roze). Vereniging van Eigenaren 25 ‚ā¨ per maand.

Straat: Mouraria, Rua do Terreirinho Lissabon .

3-kamer appartement Mouraria Lissabon, kamer en suite aan de straatkant

10 min. lopen vanaf het appartement: het prachtige gerenenoveerde historische plein Intendente , met terrassen en eetgelegenheden .

Mouraria 3-slaapkamer appartement in Lissabon & kamer

2 ijzeren Franse balkonnetjes aan de straatkant.

Geen nachtelijk café-lawaai. Bars en (fado) restaurants op het autoloze plein vlakbij en in de straatjes er om heen. Bij vlagen komt verkeer door de straat.

3-slaapkamer appartement in Mouraria, Lissabon & keuken

Ruime keuken met authentieke stenen schouw. Hardhouten aanrecht met 4-pits elektrische kookplaat en ingebouwde oven. Mogelijkheid voor 2 ijskasten.

3-slaapkamer appartement in Mouraria, Lissabon & ruime keuken

Levendige buurt

De historische wijk Mouraria in Lissabon was ooit de bakermat van de¬† ‘de Fado‘ muziek, nu is het een multiculturele (volks)wijk en toch nog typisch Portugees. Geen nachtelijk cafe- lawaai.

Sleeping room apartment Mouraria Picture Emil Roes

Mouraria 3-slaapkamer appartement in Lissabon & slaapkamer aan de straatkant.  Foto: Emil Roes

Fado zangeres Mariza

Zangeres Mariza groeide op in deze wijk YouTube

Mouraria 3-slaapkamer appartement in Lissabon & rustige slaapkamer met raam naar het terras


mijn blog over Lissabon (nuttige- maar ook heel veel aangename info over de stad en omgeving).

3-slaapkamer appartement in historische wijk Mouraria centrum Lissabon & badkamer

Badkamer met ligbad, WC en bidet. Ruimte voor wasmachine en wasdroger.

3-slaapkamer appartement in Mouraria Lissabon & een van de rustige slaapkamers met raam: uitzicht op de tuin van de  buren

Het straatje ligt dichtbij twee centrale- en monumentale pleinen Praca Dom Pedro IV (Rossio in de volksmond) , Praca da Figueira en plein Martim Moniz.


Taxi & metro

Afstand vliegveld is ca. 8 km. (per taxi ‚ā¨ 10-12). Het appartement is erg makkelijk per metro te bereiken (metro, halte plein/taxi standplaats Martim Moniz).

3-slaapkamer appartement in Mouraria Lissabon & patio (25 m2) met BBQ gedeelte

YouTube Lissabon

Appartement Mouraria Lissabon: rustige privé patio (30 m2), marmeren aanrecht met BBQ gedeelte

Sintra, Estoril, Cascais en de stranden van Costa da Caparica zijn makkelijk bereikbaar.

De wijk Mouraria,  dankt haar naam aan vroegere bezetters, de dominantie van de Moren (Os Mouros).

Appartement Mouraria Lissabon: rustige privé patio (30 m2)

In de buurt: bakkers met heerlijke verschillende soorten verse broodjes en onweerstaanbaar lekkere gebakjes, zoals bijvoorbeeld het beroemde roomtaartje Pastel de Nata: een caloriebom  !

3-slaapkamer appartement Mouraria Lissabon: rustige privé patio (25 m2) in summertime

Supermarkt Pingo Doce is 10 min. lopen vanaf het appartement, er zijn veel kleine winkeltjes in de buurt.

Typisch Portugese restaurantjes (ca. 10-12 euro p.p.). Veel meer over de buurt…

5 minuten lopen vanaf het appartment in Mouraria: autovrije terrassen en (fado) restaurantjes

Meer informatie: Julie Kruijs  , tel. +31 653941845 (ook WhatsApp).


3-slaapkamer appartement Mouraria Lissabon: rustige privé patio (25 m2)

For sale: auth. 3 bedr. apartment city center Lisbon (100 m2), lovely private patio (25 m2)

For sale: authentic 3-bedroom apartment (total area ca. 100 m2).¬† Lovely and quiet private patio (walled, ca. 25 m2). Located in Lisbon’s city center, historical area Mouraria. Close to trams/metro/busses (square Martim Moniz) and¬† local shops and restaurants.

‚ā¨ 330.000 ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬† YouTube: area Mouraria Lisbon

3-bedroom apartment Mouraria Lisbon & private patio (25 m2, walled very quiet). June 2019. Sunny from March till October

Authentic 3- bedroom apartment, renovated, in good condition, second floor.  Dutch owner (my property since 2002). Natural light in all rooms. Beautiful original wooden floors in all rooms, 1 spacious bathroom  with bathtub, bidet & WC.

3-bedroom apartment Mouraria Lisbon:  private patio & door to the kitchen, July 2019

The apartment is located in the heart of the city center of Lisbon, just outside the tourist crowds.


3-bedroom apartment Mouraria Lisbon, room & streetside bedroom

From the apartment it’s 3 minutes walk to square Martim Moniz: metro, buses and¬† starting point legendary tram 28 .

3-bedroom apartment Mouraria city center Lisbon & room

Natural light in all rooms. Authentic wooden floors in all rooms. Double-glazed doors in the streetside room and bedroom. New roof. The exterior of the building was painted in 2017.

More about trendy area Mouraria & hidden gems

3-bedroom apartment Mouraria city center Lisbon & room

The apartment is located on the 2nd floor, (no steep stairs).  3 bedrooms, all with a window.

2 French wrought-iron balconies to the streetside rooms.

3-bedroom apartment historic area Mouraria city center of Lisbon

Room, Christmastime, December 2019

3-bedroom apartment historic area Mouraria Lisbon & spacious kitchen

Spacious kitchen with beautiful small tiles. There’s space for 2 refrigerators and a dinner table.

3-bedroom apartment historic area Mouraria Lisbon & spacious kitchen

Kitchen with an authentic stone fireplace. New hardwood countertop with 4-burner-electric-cooker and oven.

3-bedroom apartment area Mouraria Lisbon

Terrace view from the kitchen, March 7, 2020

Window with wooden shutters, door to the private, quiet patio.

3-bedroom apartment historic area Mouraria Lisbon & streetside bedroom. Picture: Emil Roes

The historic Mouraria district in Lisbon was once the cradle of ‘Fado’ music. Nowadays it’s a multicultural neighborhood, but still typically Portuguese. It keeps alive their ancient folk traditions, like the Feast Days of the Popular Saints in June.

3-bedroom apartment historic area Mouraria Lisbon & bedroom with window to the patio

Lively area

Nowadays¬†historic¬†area Mouraria is a multiculti and lively area filled with very cheap taverns. There’s some traffic driving through the narrow one-way streets. Not a noisy touristic area.

Walk in historic area Mouraria (Lisbon Lux) 

Apartment Mouraria 3-bedroom apartment in Lisbon & bathroom

Bathroom with bath tub, WC and a bidet. There’s sufficient space for a¬† washer and a dryer.

3-bedroom apartment in Mouraria Lisbon & very quiet bedroom: window with shutters, view over the neighbors’ garden.

The street is located close to 2 monumental squares: Praça  de Dom Pedro IV (Rossio), Praça  da Figueira and Martim Moniz square (metro/busses and trams).

Pictures: René van Gijn

Taxi & metro

Distance from the airport is approx. 8 km. From the taxi rank it is a 5 minute walk to the apartment. The apartment is very easy to reach by metro from the airport (square Martim Moniz, also starting point 28 antique tourist tram

3-bedroom apartment in Mouraria Lisbon & patio (25 m2) with BBQ area

Marble countertop, cold water tap and a garden hose. Ideal place for a BBQ with family or friends.

3-bedroom apartment Mouraria Lisbon: quiet private patio (25 m2)

Area Mouraria,  owes its name to former occupiers, the dominance of the Moors (Os Mouros).

3-bedroom apartment Mouraria Lisbon: quiet private patio (25 m2)

Nearby: pastelarias (small cafe’s) selling tasty pastries, such as the famous Pastel de Nata cream cake: a delicious calorie bomb!

3-bedroom apartment Mouraria Lisbon: quiet private patio (25 m2), in summertime.

Supermarket Pingo Doce is 10 minutes walk, there are many small supermarkets in the streets surrounding the appartment.

Terraces Largo Maria da Severa Mouraria, September 2018. Picture: Henk van de Weerd

Close to the apartment (5 minutes walk) : bars & fado restaurants and quiet terraces (forbidden for cars): Largo Maria da Severa.

Street: Mouraria, Rua do Terreirinho Lisbon .

Traffic passes through the street, there’s no parking space. Loading and unloading only.

3-bedroom apartment historic area Mouraria, Lisbon & stairs

10 min walk from the apartment: the beautifully renovated historic square Intendente, with terraces, shops and restaurants

There’s much more to read about Lisbon on my blog

3-bedroom apartment historic area Mouraria, Lisbon & patio

Condominio (Homeowners Association: 25 ‚ā¨ per month. Energylabel : C.

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Restaurant Grelhador de Alfama Lisbon: BBQ specialities & owner Germano’s home-produced wine

Historic area Alfama in Lisbon can be described as the heart of tradition. It still remains characteristic, however in summertime it can be too crowdy…

Senhor Graciano Germano, owner of restaurant Grelhador de Alfama Lisbon in wintertime & friend Alexandra Tops

Delicious aroma in the streets

In Rua de Remedios in Lisbon there’re many restaurants to choose from. In the narrow streets you smell the delicious aroma curling up from the grills ūüôā

Restaurant Grelhador (Grill) de Alfama in Lisbon

Area Alfama in Lisbon certainly is the most famous historic and oldest neighborhood, a narrowed maze of streets with many fado restaurants and pictoresque houses.

Restaurant Grelhador (Grill) de Alfama in Lisbon & lovely interior

Mainly visitors from all over the world walk around in area Alfama, nowadays it’s a very popular historic neighborhood. You hardly hear people speaking Portuguese..

Authentic Portuguese restaurants with local priced dishes are not easy to find.

Restaurant Grelhador (Grill) de Alfama in Lisbon: dish of the day: leit√£o Grelhado (grilled pig)

We were enticed by the 8 ‚ā¨ for the dish of the day (leit√£o grelhado , grilled pig), but a glass of house wine is 3.50 ‚ā¨ (home-produced, very good taste). Unrequested starter: 4.50 ‚ā¨ for 5 slices of chouri√ßo (spicy sausage) ūüôĀ

The bill came to 40 ‚ā¨ (2 people, incl. bread, water &¬† dessert: mousse manga). No ATM, only cash.

Restaurant Grelhador (Grill) de Alfama in Lisbon, November 2019

Unrequested starter dishes: typical Portuguese

You have to pay for starters like bread, butter, ‚Äčchouri√ßo, cheese and often olives, tuna or sardine paste, or shrimps (camar√£o).

Restaurant Grelhador (Grill) de Alfama in Lisbon & friendly owner sr. Germano

Those starters are not free, feel free not to touch them and they will not be charged on your bill.

You won‚Äôt pay for¬†starters if you don‚Äôt eat them, the waiter will take them away (n√£o, obrigado): ‚ÄėNo thank you‚Äô.

Restaurant Grelhador (Grill) de Alfama in Lisbon & home produced wine

Owner Graciano Germano and his wife are very friendly. The bill was not as painful as it could have been in this area. Restaurant owner Sr. Germano took the time to tell us the story about their home-produced wine.

Then we could buy 2 bottles of wine for a friendly price ūüôā

Traditional Portuguese restaurant Grelhador de Alfama, Lisbon

Restaurant Grelhador de Alfama
Rua de Remedios 135-137
Closed on Sunday. Without ATM, only cash

Restaurant POLLUX Terrace Lisbon: scenic city views, shopping mall rooftop & delicious lunch

Years ago I discovered a small cafe on the 8th floor of a huge department store in Lisbon, Pollux : good coffee (bica), a pastel de nata .. and stunning city views!

Restaurant & bar Pollux Terrace in Lisbon: this view will never be boring! ūüôā

8th floor classic department store Pollux

In 2017 restaurant & bar LESS was opened, on the 8th floor of department store Pollux (9 floors, 5.000 m2), founded in 1936, offering typical Portuguese luxury items for home decoration and household goods.

Restaurant & bar POLLUX Terrace  in Lisbon: legendary Santa Justa Lift
Makeover in 2017
The terrace, offering views of the legendary Santa Justa lift and the ruins of the Convento do Carmo, (Carmo Convent) used to have a small cafe with plastic tables (a hidden gem..)
Basic snacks, soups and coffees were served nearby products for sale in the store such as plastic flowers, garden chairs and camping tables.
Cafe/restaurant POLLUX Terrace & view river Tagus
In September 2017 the entire 8th floor of the department store was transformed into a modern casual dining space serving delicious food (Chef: Miguel Castro Silva) .
Restaurant POLLUX Terrace Lisbon & 8th floor September 4, 2018
Delicious lunch with Margarethe de Vrieze.
Restaurant & Bar POLLUX Terrace Lisbon
Appetizer, smoked salmon tartar with horsera dish cream, soup, leek risotto with cod shavings, water & 2 glasses of house wine: 33 euro.
Restaurant & Bar POLLUX Terrace, March 2018
‘Are you being served?’
BESIDES: When I entered the Pollux department store for the first time, around 16 years ago, the old-fashioned atmosphere and the (good) hierarchical¬†service-model reminded me a little bit of the legendary British sitcom¬†¬†“Are you being served?’¬†ūüėČ (YouTube), broadcasted between 1972 and 1985.
Restaurant & Bar POLLUX Terrace Lisbon, March 2018
The new menu card is very inviting! We were in the mood for trying a vega Burger on bread with potatoe chips, spices , red onions, mushrooms, onions & Port wine: very tasty!
Bill: Couvert (marinated olives, aromated butters, bread and toast) ‚ā¨¬†4.50; Burger Mushroom¬†‚ā¨ 8.80; Coca-Cola ‚ā¨ 3.00, small bottle of water ‚ā¨ 2.00; coffee ‚ā¨ 1.20
Restaurant & Bar POLLUX Terrace: new dining space & terrace
POLLUX Terrace Restaurant & Bar 
Baixa, Lisbon
December 5, 2018
The restaurant can only be reached by taking the elevator in department store Pollux: 8th floor. Rua dos Fanqueiros, 276, Lisbon.
Restaurant & Bar Pollux Terrace Lisbon, March 2018
Muito obrigada¬†Jo√£o and Samanta ūüôā


Bom dia! My name is¬†Julie, I’m living in Amsterdam and I¬†love¬†this wonderful city, but I also fell in love with Lisbon!

Lisbon, the castle, the river Tejo & the 25 April bridge

We (together with my son) started a blog in 2008, ‘ a Lisbon guide from the inside’,¬† with lots of ideas to discover Lisbon.

In 2002, I bought an apartment in Lisbon in the historical area Mouraria. Now this house is for sale.

Room & 3- bedroom apartment area Mouraria Lisbon

Heart of Lisbon’s city center

The house has 3 bedrooms (70 m2), with a lovely patio ( ca. 25 m2) . It’s located in the city center of Lisbon, in the heart of the historical area Mouraria in Lisbon, just out of touristic noise.

3-bedroom apartment Mouraria in Lisbon

Patio (25 m2) & kitchen in summertime

YouTube: 900 years old area Mouraria Lisbon

Apartment Mouraria patio March 2016 & jasmin (March 2019)

Much more about 900 years old area Mouraria in Lisbon

2019: 3-bedroom apartment Mouraria Lisbon

Very quiet and private patio. Sun from March till the end of September.  BBQ area.

Rua do Terreirinho, historic area Mouraria, in the heart of Lisbon’s city center, 2019


Price: 330.000 ‚ā¨. More information and pictures

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Asian food court Mercado Oriental Lisbon: variety of oriental flavors, taberna Macau & Bao Bar

Two years ago the space above the Amanhecer Oriental supermarket has turned into the Oriental Market, a¬† restaurant area with 7 food stalls dedicated to different Asian streetfood. Friendly priced. Worth a visit! ūüôā

Mercado Oriental, square Martim Moniz Lisbon & my favorite stall: taberna Macau

Mercado Oriental & André Magalhães

The Oriental Market is located in front of Square Martim Moniz in Lisbon, with 7 different food stalls, 3 of them created by Andr√© Magalh√£es, also owner of tiny & trendy bistro ‘Taberna Rua das Flores in Lisbon.

Mercado Oriental, square Martim Moniz Lisbon & Macanese minchi

Taberna Macau & minchi

Taberno Macau serves dishes like pato cabidela (duck head), sopa de lacass√° ( ‚ā¨7), recipe and Macanese minchi (beef and potatoe chips), ‚ā¨ 8, small bottle of water ‚ā¨ 1.

Recipe minchi (YouTube)

Mercado Oriental, square Martim Moniz Lisbon & gua bao (Japanese pork belly buns), popular street food in Taiwan

Macau was formerly a colony of the Portuguese Empire .

Macanese cuisine is unique, and consists of a blend of southern Chinese (especially Cantonese) and Portuguese cuisines.

Mercado Oriental, square Martim Moniz Lisbon. Delicious ūüôā

Between 1557 and 1887, Macau was governed by the Portuguese under Chinese sovereignty and authority. The colony remained under Portuguese rule until 1999, when it was transferred to China.

Mercado Oriental, Lisbon & Bao Bar: delicious oriental food, cocktails and beers

Foodstall Kamakura & Japanese sandwiches

Typical Japanese sandwiches, like katsu sando, a Japanese breaded specialty, available in different varieties. How to prepare katsu sando: Youtube

Mercado Oriental, square Martim Moniz Lisbon & Kamakura 2018

Sushi House

Traditional sushi and other fusion proposals. It has take-away.¬† Sushi combinations from 8 ‚ā¨, niguiris, sashimi, temakis and maki rolls.

Mercado Oriental, square Martim Moniz Lisbon & Mint House

Mint House

Here you can taste Vietnamese dishes such as Vietnamese spring rolls (3 ‚ā¨), Pho soup, thinly sliced beef with rice(6 ‚ā¨), sauteed rice pasta with shrimp or chicken (6 ‚ā¨).

Mercado Oriental, square Martim Moniz Lisbon, Bao Bar & Sara Pezzini


Korean-inspired dishes, such as sundubu-jjigae, obibimbap (rice with meat and vegetables) or yangnyeom (fried spicy chicken). Also ramen and vegetable pancakes.

Mercado Oriental, square Martim Moniz Lisbon & Castle of Saint George

The Mercado Oriental is open every day from 12h00 to 23h00. Very  popular, especially the weekends

Where: R. da Palma, 41
Square Martim Moniz, Mouraria Lisbon   facebook

Very friendly staff ūüôā

Family restaurant Marítimo Cascais: quiet terrace shaded by centuries-old trees & great seafood

Set under two beautiful centuries-old trees in Cascais, there’s the quiet terrace of restaurant Mar√≠timo, easy to reach from Lisbon.

Restaurant Mar√≠timo Cascais close to Lisbon & Ben Weijers, owner of nearby holiday paradise ‘O Corvo’, in Colares. November 2019

Portuguese family restaurant

Restaurant Marítimo in Cascais is a perfect place for a calm and relaxing meal away from the crowds. Two beautiful centuries old trees create the best atmosfere to enjoy a grilled fish or a fresh salad.

Restaurant Marítimo in Cascais & delicious shrimps ( gambas, 15 euro)

A quiet big square next to the restaurant is an ideal place to let the kids play. The menu is varied and typical Portuguese: from fishes, salads, pasta to shellfish, accomponied by Portuguese wines or fresh made juices and cocktails.

Restaurant Marítimo in Cascais, November 2019

Owned by locals

The restaurant is a family business, owned by locals. Couple Sonia and Abilio are the owners/waiters and in the kitchen is Rosa, preparing all the dishes with lots of love and care.
Restaurant Marítimo in Cascais & delicious clams (amêijoas, 15 euro)

Cascais is a famous & chic vacation spot, about 25 km from Lisbon by the Atlantic Ocean ( 30 minutes by train, 15-20 minutes by car). Great beaches, and a promenade that connects Cascais to Lisbon providing one of the most spectacular costal walks (or by bike) available.


Restaurant Marítimo in Cascais

Restaurant Marítimo
Open every day from 9:00 am ‚Äď 9:30 pm. Closed on Sunday. Instagram¬†¬† website
Restaurant Mar√≠timo in Cascais & the owner’s lovely lazy dog ūüėČ

How to reach from Lisbon

Cascais¬†is easy to reach from Lisbon by train: ‚ÄėLinha de Cascais‚Äô (name of the train line joining Lisbon to Cascais) from Cais do Sodr√©, Lisbon‚Äôs major bus, metro, ferry and trainstation. Return ticket: cheap.

More about Cascais……..