Rooftop cafe 8th floor POLLUX Lisbon: scenic city views & delicious lunch

Many 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
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Makeover in 2017
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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..)
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Basic snacks, soups and coffees were served nearby products for sale in the store such as plastic flowers, garden chairs and camping tables.
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Cafe/restaurant POLLUX Terrace & view river Tagus
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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) .
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Restaurant POLLUX Terrace Lisbon & 8th floor September 4, 2018
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Delicious lunch with Margarethe de Vrieze.
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Restaurant & Bar POLLUX Terrace Lisbon
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Appetizer, smoked salmon tartar with horsera dish cream, soup, leek risotto with cod shavings, water & 2 glasses of house wine: 33 euro.
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Restaurant & Bar POLLUX Terrace, March 2018
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‘Are you being served?’
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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.
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Restaurant & Bar POLLUX Terrace Lisbon, March 2018
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The menu card is very inviting! Vega Burger on bread with potatoe chips, spices , red onions, mushrooms, onions & Port wine: very tasty!
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Restaurant & Bar POLLUX Terrace: new dining space & terrace
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POLLUX Restaurant & Bar Terraço Editorial Baixa, Lisbon
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December 5, 2018
 
The restaurant can only be reached by taking the elevator in department store Pollux: 8th floor. Rua dos Fanqueiros, 276, Lisbon.
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Restaurant & Bar Pollux Terrace Lisbon, March 2018
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Muito obrigada¬†Jo√£o and Samanta ūüôā

Kiosk cafe ‘Clara Clara’ Lisbon: Tagus river view garden & children playground

The ‘Clara Clara’ Cafe¬†in Alfama Lisbon¬†is a kiosk in the garden-terrace of ¬†(Santa Clara), overlooking the Tagus (Tejo)¬†River and the National Pantheon (Church of Santa Engracia).

‘Clara Clara’ kiosk cafe in the heart of fleamarket Feira da Ladra, Lisbon

Lovely & quiet garden

Summer, 2015. This small and quiet garden is a nice place to sit down and relax after browsing the legendary fleamarket Feira da Ladra, Lisbon or after visiting the nearby National Pantheon , in which important Portuguese personalities are buried.

April 29, 2021: cafe ‘Clara Clara’ terrace Lisbon

This lovely small garden was built in 1862. It provides a panoramic view of the Tagus River. Clara Clara Cafe presents complementary activities such as music or entertainment for kids . A little further down, there is a playground.

Kiosk cafe ‘Clara Clara’ Lisbon & Tagus river view december 2021

The cafe offers coffee, (bica), tea (chá) and Portuguese wines such as Vinho Verde (green wine), beer (imperial) and lemonade, fresh fruit shakes or a sandwich.

Cafe Clara Clara & a part of the garden overlooking the river Tagus

An inviting terrace in summertime: the kiosk cafe offers food and drinks – fresh seasonal products – with a careful selection of cheeses and wines, at tables under the trees in summertime.

Clara Clara cafe in June, the kiosk is decorated with garlands (Feast Days of the Popular Saints)

This beautiful garden was named after Pedro Amaral Boto Machado, a Portuguese Republican politician and governor (from May 1913 till May 1915) of the islands of São Tomé and Príncipe, discovered and claimed by Portugal in the 1470s. Independence was granted on July 1975.

Clara Clara Cafe is open daily from 10:00 AM to midnight. Easy to reach by old tram 28.

Clara Clara Cafe in wintertime (december)

In winter season the cafe offers heaters and blankets. Tea, hot chocolate or a Vinho Quente (hot red mulled wine) . The scones and hot croissants already have enough fans, as well as the chocolate muffins.

In Lisbon you can still find a lot of nostalgic Moorish kiosks cafes

The garden is surrounded by the flea market every Tuesday and Saturday

Fleamarket Feira da Ladra, Lisbon (every Tuesday and Saturday from dusk till dawn),

Cafe ‘Clara Clara’

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Portugal’s long history with codfish & recipe favorite Bacalhau √° Gomes de S√°

The Portuguese have a very long history with codfish: shortly after Columbus (about 500 years ago) ‘discovered’ America, the Portuguese were fishing for cod (bacalhau) near NewFoundland. They were the first Europeans to do so. The nickname of bacalhau is ‘fiel amigo’ (faithful friend).

Fish bacalhau codfish Manteigaria Silva

Lisbon luxury food shop Manteigaria Silva , Rua D. Antao de Almada 1 Lisbon

365 different ways to prepare codfish

When you stay in Lisbon or in the wonderful country Portugal, a must-try is bacalhau (dried and salted cod).  The Portuguese adore it and it’s said that they know at least 365 different ways to cook it…one for each day of the year!

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Lisbon luxury food shop Manteigaria Silva , Rua D. Antao de Almada 1 Lisbon

The smell of dried and salted bacalhau is odd and penetrating……pfffffff… but the taste is absolutely delicious when cooked!

Bacalhau traditional dish in Portugal

Bacaolada, traditional Portuguese bacalhau dish.

Bacalhau deserves a good wine: green (Vinho Verde) or mature wines, from Alentejo, D√£o or Douro.

History

For at least 500 years ago the Portuguese learned how to salt cod at sea and sun-dry it. It keeps for many months this way without refrigeration. And then it requires being soaked for 24 hours in changes of water before being used to prepare a dish. The soaking reconstitutes the fish and gets rid of the excessive salt also.

Lisbon luxury food shop Manteigaria Silva , Rua D. Antao de Almada 1  Lisbon

Even today, where refrigeration isn’t a problem, the Portuguese have not lost their love for bacalhau. Dishes based on this main ingredient are sure to be a part of most holiday and other celebrations.

Jose Maria & Paula & bacalhau à Brás, a very popular dish

Recipe bacalhau à Brás

One of the reasons for the popularity of bacalhau in Portugal and other catholic countries, was because of the many days on which the Church forbade the eating of meat.

Codfish Gomes de sa

Bacalhau á Gomes de Sá, cooked in a casserole with thinly sliced potatoes and onions,  garnished with hard-boiled eggs and black olives.

This recipe was invented by Jose Luis Gomes de Sá  Jr., the son of a rich nineteenth century merchant (apparently he dealt in cod) in Porto. The family fortune dwindled and the son had to find a job at the famous restaurant Lisbonense in downtown Porto. It was there that he created the now well known recipe.

Pasteis de Bacalhau

Besides: Pastéis de Bacalhau (codfish pastry), croquetes.

A delicacy and a good idea with a cold glass of Portuguese white wine or beer on tap(imperial)!

Help Association ‘Bianca’ Portugal: adopt or foster a dog & lovely calendars 2022

From 3 Euro a month donation you can help Association Bianca in Portugal!  Or foster a dog or a cat on distance!

Online form

BIANCA’ s mission is to save abandoned animals and animals in risk situations. YouTube: Rescue of 4 puppies in the toxic landfill Sesimbra

The shelter of Bianca¬† is located in¬†Sesimbra ‚Äď 30 km south of LISBON.

YouTube: dog Pamuk 2 days of life   

YouTube: lovely little puppies  

You can find much more on ‘BIANCA ‘s webpage & blog

Foster a dog on distance

If you cannot adopt, you can also help increase the animals’ life quality in the shelter:¬† foster a dog on distance ‚Äď choose your dog, choose a monthly amount you want to donate and help ūüôā ūüôā

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Lovely calendars 2022

Association Bianca is proud to present its 2022 calendars.
There are 2 types of calendars, wall and table, both with photographs of dogs and cats, in 170gr chouché matte paper and silver rings.
 

Each calendar cost 7,50 Euros (+ shipping). Bianca can accept orders via email: fazendoanimaisfelizes@gmail.com

Calendar 2022

¬ī‘BIANCA’ save the animals, give them a temporary shelter, treat the sick ones, vaccinate them and finally find new, responsible owners.

The shelter YouTube 

Association BIANCA‚Äô was officially created on 17th July 2002. First, it had neither kennel nor any other physical structure. Its work was based on private houses and hotels for animals. In 2006 the kennel was opened ‚Äď with a capacity for 50 animals. Today more than 400!¬† ūüôĀ

‚ÄėBIANCA‚Äô¬†does not¬†want to be a deposit place for animals. They deserve much more than that!


‘BIANCA’ receives around 50 new animals every month. It is always a struggle to keep a reasonable number of them in the shelter and to be able to rehome as many as possible every month.

Many animals that¬† ‘BIANCA’ receive are in a very bad state: after an accident, with broken bones and wounds, puppies and kittens found dehydrated in garbage bins, animals physically abused.

Bianca Association Sesimbra Portugal sick animals vet

Veterinary bills

‘BIANCA’ has always many female and male dogs to sterilise. Females are always urgent.

The volunteers of ‘BIANCA’ count with the help of the vets who give¬†them discounted prices but nevertheless¬†the ¬†monthly veterinary bills are significant. Every animal that is given for adoption from¬†the kennel is vaccinated, dewormed and has a chip. All adult female dogs and cats are sterilised and many male dogs and cats castrated.

Help the animals  to increase their life quality!

Adoption

Female puppies and kittens are given for adoption on the basis of an adoption contract in which the new owner obliges himself to have them sterelised when they reach the right age.

Flight assistant

If you fly – on vacation or for work –¬†from Lisbon to Belgium, Holland, Germany or Denmark, you can help¬†the pets. You can take an animal with you to its new home.

Airport Lisbon dogs March 2014 Gerrie Bianca Association Sesimbra

Gerrie (Bianca T-shirt) and John Sexton at the airport of Lisbon

You don’t need to do (or pay) anything except¬†transporting the animal.

4 little dogs going to Amsterdam

Dogs airport Lisbon Bianca Association to Amstedam 3

Little dogs flying from Lisbon to Amsterdam

They will have a new good life in Holland!

2 dogs arriving from Lisbon Portugal & new owners waiting at Schiphol airport Amsterdam

You don’t need to do (or pay) anything except¬†transporting the animal.

You can find much more on BIANCA ‘s¬†webpage , see all animals & YouTube movies. MORE..

Bianca Association abandoned animals Portugal terreno

‘BIANCA’ Association for the protection of homeless animals

Address: ‘ BIANCA’ Rua das Esmeraldas S/N, 2970-218, Sesimbra, Portugal

Bianca can accept orders for a calendar (7,50 euro excl. shipping) via email: fazendoanimaisfelizes@gmail.com

Website BIANCA

Lovely Portuguese ceramics shop at Lisbon’s fleamarket: ‚ÄėArmaz√©m das Caldas‚Äô

There‚Äôs a store where you step into Lisbon‚Äôs famous fleamarket, ‚ÄėArmaz√©m das Caldas‚Äô. The traditional Portuguese ceramics and the warm service of the owners makes me feel like buying a lot..¬† !

April 10 2021 : Portuguese ceramic shop: ‘Armaz√©m das Caldas‚Äô, Campo de Santa Clara 112, at the fleamarket in Lisbon

Armaz√©m¬†(lit. warehouse) das Caldas opened his doors in November 2014, selling traditional Portuguese ceramics from Caldas da Rainha, the ‘capital’ of portuguese pottery, popularized by artist and designer Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro. (also known for his illustrations, caricatures and sculptures).

Portuguese ceramics: ‘Armaz√©m das Caldas‚Äô Lisbon, November 2019

People who visit Lisbon a few days, usually like strolling through the fleamarket (Feira da Ladra, lit. thieves market), where you can find this lovely little shop.

I¬†heard Chinese, Russian- or¬†French people say: ‘How wonderful, but how do we get¬†all this¬†into our suitcase?’

Portuguese traditional ceramics: ‘Armaz√©m das Caldas‚Äô , located at the fleamarket in Lisbon, November 2019

The shelves are full of crockery, tableware and decorative objects, in an explosion of colors and iconic products such as pumpkins, cabbages, swallows, roosters, frogs, lizards, sardines and hanging codfish.

Portuguese traditional ceramics: ‘Armaz√©m das Caldas‚Äô, Lisbon

June 8, 2019. Picture: Christel Leenen

Designer Bordalo Pinheiro¬†had a¬†great sense of humor..¬† ūüėȬ† many of his designs, for example the collection of cabbage leaf dinnerware, are very funny…. !

Portuguese traditional ceramics: ‘Armaz√©m das Caldas‚Äô Lisbon & swallow nest (‚ā¨ 30)

Swallow nest (andorinha): symbol of loyalty and love 

In 1891 designer Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro decided to produce a set of ceramic pieces that looked like swallows. They integrated into Portuguese homes and became a symbol for a Portuguese house which lives on still today. Why it had such a massive success? It represents family, loyalty and love! ūüôā

Portuguese traditional ceramics Lisbon: ‘Armaz√©m das Caldas‚Äô , hanging salted codfish (bacalhau, ‚ā¨ 25)

Dried and salted codfish (bacalhau), a faithful friend (fiel amigo) & history

The Portuguese adore codfish and it’s said that are 365 different ways to cook it…one recipe for each day of the year!

Portuguese traditional ceramics Lisbon: ‘Armaz√©m das Caldas‚Äô & designer Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro

There’s a very long history with Portugal & codfish: shortly after Columbus (about 500 years ago) discovered America, the Portuguese were fishing for cod near NewFoundland. More…….

Portuguese ceramics Lisbon: ‘Armaz√©m das Caldas‚Äô, rooster (galinha,¬†‚ā¨ 35)

The legend of the¬†‘good luck’ rooster (Galo de Barcelos): a national symbol of Portugal

If you visit Lisbon you see brightly coloured roosters¬†in all¬†souvenir shops in all kind of¬†variations and sizes. According to the legend, it brings you good luck, but you must receive it as a gift…

Portuguese traditional ceramics: ‘Armaz√©m das Caldas‚Äô Lisbon, November 2019

YouTubeThe legend of the Galo de Barcelos has been passed from generation to generation and while the stories differ, the ending is always the same.

Portuguese ceramics: ‘Armaz√©m das Caldas‚Äô Lisbon, sardines (sardinhas)

Grilled sardines (sardinhas) & party time in June: Feast days of the popular saints

Sardines play an important role in Portuguese culture. In the month of June traditionally millions of big and tasty sardines (sardinhas) are grilled outdoors. The streets of the historical areas in Lisbon are filled with¬†a delicious smell (but also the smoke!) ūüėČ

On the eve of Saint Anthony’s day, June 12, Lisbon turns into one big party!

‘Armaz√©m das Caldas‚Äô Lisbon, my favorite: crockery in beautiful soft colours

‘Armaz√©m das Caldas’ Lisbon
Campo de Santa Clara, 112

Open from 11:00 – 19:00 (also on Sunday). Closed: Monday & Wednesday
Tuesdays and Saturdays (fleamarket days): open from 09:00 – 19:00

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Fleamarket Lisbon, Alfama district. View from ‘Armaz√©m das Caldas‚Äô more…..

Restaurant & shop Lost In Lisbon: magical Indian-style, great views & shrimp curry

Restaurant/cafe Lost In is one of the most magical places in Lisbon: fantastic city views and an inviting hangout Indian-style decoration.

In the same building: shop Lost in India, selling a.o. beautiful typically Indian style clothes with Arab influences. ¬† ūüôā

Restaurant/cafe Lost In Lisbon & terrace June 2018

A while ago I bought a beautiful Indian-style coat in the imposant Lost In¬† clothing store, Rua dom Pedro V no. 58. The nice saleswoman asked: ‘Did you already visit¬† the restaurant behind the store? No? From here it is possible to enter the restaurant’. What a surprise!¬† ūüôā

Restaurant/cafe Lost In Lisbon & terrace June 2018

Peace & tranquility

The view over the city was wonderful, even though it was a cloudy day.

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Restaurant Lost In Lisbon December 6, 2018

Waitresses Marlene & Tatiane

Lost In  is a chill-out ambiance. When you enter this space, you immediately feel the peace and tranquility it conveys.

Restaurant/cafe Lost In Lisbon June 2018 & Loesje Broere

Shanti (inner peace)
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It is said to be the “shanti place of Lisbon”.¬†I am not religious nor interested in esotericism,¬†but for those looking for relaxation after a busy day this is a great place.
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Restaurant/cafe Lost In Lisbon June 2018: waiters Samuel & Patrik

Caril de gambas com arroz basmati, legumes salteados e papadam¬†‚ā¨ 14. (Shrimp curry with basmati rice, sauteed vegetables and papadam).

Bill for 2 persons ¬†‚ā¨ 56 ( shrimps, wine, water, icecream and coffee).

Restaurant/cafe Lost In Lisbon & shrimps: very flavorful

The staff is friendly and chatty, speaking a variety of languages. The 2 lovely young waiters gave 2 older ladies like us the idea being young again¬† ūüėȬ† ūüėČ

Restaurant Lost In Lisbon: Dish of the day Dec. ’18

Dish of the day : 10 euro

For lunch there’s a daily menu (prato do dia) : ‚ā¨ 10.00. Roast beef, saut√©ed potatoes & spinach, a drink and coffee. Wine is not included: glass 4 euro.

Restaurant/cafe Lost In Lisbon June 2018

We had a great afternoon amongst Indian couches and sofas, candles, colored comfortable chairs, statues, paintings & Indian shoes hanging on the walls.

Restaurant/cafe Lost In Lisbon June 2018

The music is calm, with a strong focus on jazz¬† ūüôā (the day we’ve been there). Restaurant Lost In VIDEO¬†

Restaurant Lost In Lisbon December 6, 2018 & Lilja Plews

Music:¬† every Thursday evening or on Sunday in the afternoon there’re live jazz sessions/music events. Besides frequent oriental dance events or DJ’s.

More info & details: Lost In facebook

Restaurant/cafe Lost In Lisbon & very friendly manager Rita Teixeira

Lost In
Rua dom Pedro V no. 58
Príncipe Real Lisbon
Phone: (351) 917 759 282

Monday : 16:00 Р24:00  Facebook  Website
Tuesday to Saturday : 12:30 – 24:00

Lost In India Shop :  clothes from India & Mica & Leonor

Clothing store, typically Indian style with Arab influences.

Lost In India Lisbon Shop March 21  & owner Leonor

Preparing the shop for reopening after 3 months of lockdown in Portugal January – April 2021

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Lost In India Shop: clothes from India & much more beautiful stuff!

Update March 2021: It is possible to order online more….

Roasted chestnuts Lisbon, November 11 St. Martin’s Day traditions & liqueur Jeropiga

The unmistakable smell of roasted chestnuts (castanhas assadas) is announcing autumn’ s arrival in Portugal. Quentes e boas’! ‘(Get’ em hot!). This cry goes out on¬†the Lisbon¬†streets.

chestnuts in Lisbon December 08 quente e boas

‘Hot and good, a dozen for ‚ā¨ 2“.

Much to the chagrin of many, the traditional paper cone made out of the Yellow Papers has been replaced by soulless paper packages, which takes something away from the ritual of chestnuts.

Chestnuts in Lisbon white paper bag instead of yellow papers

Baixa area, the commercial heart of Lisbon

St. Martin’s Day is celebrated on November 11

It’s called Magusto. This day is the peak of three days, often with very good weather, known as Ver√£o de S√£o Martinho (Saint Martin’s summer).

St. Martin’s Day dinner at home with friends, November 2018

The Portuguese celebrate St. Martin’s Day with jeropiga (a traditional delicious sweet liqueur wine) and roasted chestnuts (castanhas assadas).

How to make jeropiga 

Tram Lisbon Feliz Natal and roasted chestnuts

Rossio, Lisbon in December

Traditions

On St. Martin’s Day traditions dictate that family and friends gather¬†around a glowing hearth or bonfire.

How to roast chestnuts in the oven

Roasted chestnuts

Chestnuts are roasted, traditional alcoholic drinks are served, like √°gua-p√© (a watered kind of wine), jeropiga, vinho novo (young wine), or the slow smooth burn of aguardente (‘firewater’, alcoholic drinks between 29 and 60 percent).

Chestnuts and Jeropiga

Chestnuts and jeropiga

Because this pagan festival is a celebration of life, there is food and drink and plenty of fun: in some regions people smother themselves with ashes, black themselves up and sing around the fire.

Largo do Chiado chestnuts

Largo do Chiado, Lisbon

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Restaurant Clube Naval Lisbon: fresh fish, sailing school & riverfront lunch

Located on a privileged spot right near the river Tagus, a view at the 25 April Bridge and right next to the Bélem Marina, Restaurant do Clube Naval in Lisbon is a great experience.

Restaurant do Clube Naval Belém Lisbon & children sailing lessons

The bright sunlight of Lisbon floods the terrace on the ground floor. On the first floor there’s Clube Naval’s cosy restaurant overlooking the river through the enormous glass windows.

Restaurant do Clube Naval Belém Lisbon, January 2017

The inside first floor restaurant is a great place during the colder wintermonths. Especially on Sundays Portuguese families like to enjoy a lunch together. Go early.¬† Great atmosphere ūüôā

Restaurant do Clube Naval Belém Lisbon, January 2017

‚ÄčExcellent f‚Äčresh fish

Very friendly waiters! The menu is varied: always fresh fish and traditional Portuguese dishes, like f.i. roasted fish fillet with razor clams, prawns, sirloin steak and black pork.¬† Ask for the ‘daily suggestion’ (prato do dia).

Read more about the menu

Restaurant do Clube Naval Belém Lisbon , September 2018 & Josephine Lucassen, tourist guide

Because the climate in Lisbon is mild all year round, it is often possible to enjoy your meal on the terrace near the river. Octopus salad (salada de polvo) ‚ā¨ 8.50, mussels (mexilh√Ķes) ‚ā¨ 9.50. Bottle of white wine ‚ā¨ 10.

Lisbon, Belém & Monument to the Discoveries

View from restaurant Clube de Naval’s esplanada. The restaurant is located right next to the B√©lem Marina and the Monument to the Discoveries ( Padr√£o dos Descobrimentos). A visit to this historic city region of Bel√©m is a must for every Lisbon visitor!

Restaurant do Clube Naval Belém Lisbon & river Tagus esplanade

O Clube Naval de Lisboa (Naval Club)

The restaurant is located in a part of a building of a sailing school, founded in 1892, a private non-profit association. The school currently has a paddling tank, various types of boats for learning rowing and sailing. 160 years celebration: YouTube

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Building Associação Naval (sailing association) & beautiful wall drawing

Restaurant do Club de Naval
Open: Wednesday – Monday 12h – 22h (closed Tuesday)
‚ā¨ 30 (average price).¬† Website

From Lisbon by train from Cais do Sodré railway station : stop Belém (Linha de Cascais). Facebook

Unique bar ‘Pens√£o Amor’ (brothel) Lisbon: former red light district & pole dance

Rua Nova do Carvalho in Lisbon, located near¬†the river Tagus,¬†was for decades known as a street in¬†the city’s red light district with bars named after European capitals (like Copenhagen,¬† Oslo or Roterd√£o¬†(Rotterdam) and¬†Jamaica¬†to attract the sailors who stepped off their boats here.

Bar ‘Pens√£o Amor’ Lisbon: wonderful drawings on the walls of the stairs

Former red light district In Lisbon

‘Pens√£o Amor’ is located in a typical¬†Portuguese¬†18th-century building. Once a¬†cheap pension¬†with rooms rented by the hour to prostitutes and their clients¬†to enjoy¬†a short moment of love ūüėČ

Along the 5 floors of the building you can admire remake copies of old posters from burlesque shows and peep shows.

Drawing artist Mario Belem

Bar ‘Pens√£o Amor’ Lisbon: burlesque decor & ceilings with frescoes

Wonderful décor

The ceilings of this former¬†‘guesthouse’¬†are painted with frescoes, the walls are covered with mirrors, paintings and old posters, and decorative pieces give the space an old burlesque, relaxed¬†atmosphere. Amazing! The wonderful d√©cor is recalling the history of the building.

Bar ‘Pens√£o Amor’ Lisbon: the pole dance room

Pole dance & YouTube: Marina mey

Now ‘Pens√£o Amor’ is one of the most popular bars in Lisbon with various spaces for events like concerts, ateliers, a book store (love/erotica), a trendy hair saloon, bars and a¬†bar with Peruvian specialties. The¬†pole dance room is¬†decorated with leopard and gold. Pole dance workshops are held here to learn the tricks of seduction…

Rua Nova do Carvalho, hip and trendy street in Lisbon

Area Cais do Sodré  

Nowadays this area is a hip and trendy region in Lisbon. YouTube

Rua Nova do Carvalho is a street lined with hip bars and clubs that become crowded after 2AM when the bars in the legendary area Bairro Alto start to close.

Rua Nova do Carvalho, hip and trendy pink street in Lisbon

More remarkable bars in this street:

bar/cafe Sol e Pesca, and Bar da Velha Senhora (Old Ladies Bar).

‘Pens√£o Amor’ Lisbon – Erika Reusens admires the bar in burlesque style

The bar has two entrances:  Rua do Alecrim 19  including an outside café terrace) and on Rua Nova do Carvalho.

YouTube¬†‘Pens√£o Amor’¬†& culture Lisbon

Open:  every day.  More information : Facebook

Bar ‘Pens√£o Amor’ Lisbon – stairs to the bar

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Bar ‘Pens√£o Amor’ Lisbon : drawing stairs to the bar

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Beautiful Avenida da Liberdade Lisbon, luxury brands & Prada’s window dressing

Beautiful Avenida da Liberdade (Liberty Avenue) is located between Restauradores Square and Marquis of Pombal Square. The Avenue was built between 1879 and 1882.

Lisbon shopping Avenida da Liberdade pedestrial center kiss

Avenida da Liberdade Lisbon

This broad boulevard, with a pedestrianised centre in the middle, is the Portuguese equivalent of the Champs Elysees.

Lisbon shopping Avenida da Liberdade trees

Avenida da Liberdade, Lisbon

It’s a lovely avenue to wander down, with cafes where you can take a break.

Lisbon Shopping Avenida da Liberdade Luis Vuitton boutique

Avenida da Liberdade, Lisbon

If you are looking for luxury international brands you will find here f.i. Luis Vuitton, Emporio Armani and Escada fashionable boutiques.

Shopping in Lisbon Avenida da Liberdade

Avenida da Liberdade, Lisbon

Be prepared: the prices are the same as in any of these shops in London or Paris.

Avenida da Liberdade Lisbon new Prada shop 2010

PRADA boutique Avenida da Liberdade, Lisbon

Prada opened a store in Lisbon in 2010 . It was a long search for the location, because Miuccia Prada did not want just any shop. It eventually became a building on the Avenida de Liberdade, one of Lisbon’s main shopping streets.

Avenida da Liberdade, & autumn, September 2021

Many of the original buildings of the avenue have been replaced in the last decades by tall offices and hotel buildings. Nowadays it boasts several interesting buildings that reflect Portuguese architecture from the late 19th through the early 21st centuries and the Moorish influence.