Archive for the 'Architecture' Category

Cafe restaurant ‘O Corvo’ (The Crow) area Mouraria Lisbon: great food, delightful little square & spreaded branches of a sweater-wearing tree

Cafe/restaurant ‘O Corvo’ (The Crow) in area Mouraria Lisbon is one of my favorites. This part of the city is still quite authentic, although tourism has increased the last few years. Largo dos Trigueiros, historic area Mouraria Lisbon & a ‘sweater’ wearing beautiful tree 🙂 A bit hidden away from the hustle and bustle of Lisbon’s city center there’s a wonderful small […]

Elegant tea- and lunchroom ‘Versailles’ Lisbon: rich decor, outstanding old-fashioned service & delicious homemade cakes and pastries

If you like to visit one museum during your stay in Lisbon make it the Gulbenkian. It’s the collection of the Armenian oil billionaire who made Lisbon his home. It covers everything from Egyptian to 20th Century art. Tea- and lunchroom (Pastelaria, Pâtisserie) Versailles Lisbon september 2017 Elegant tea- and lunchroom Versailles (from 1922) After visiting the Gulbekian […]

National palace in Queluz Lisbon: exuberant 18th-century Rococo style, Secret Histories of Portuguese kings, a juicy story & queen Carlota Joaquina

The National Palace in Queluz is one of Lisbon’s top tourist attractions, easy to reach by train from Lisbon or from Sintra. From outside the palace looks romantic, but what has been happening behind these walls when the Portuguese royal family lived here, about 200 years ago? National Palace in Queluz Lisbon district & wonderful French-styled garden History […]

Trendy square Intendente Mouraria Lisbon: former grandeur, hidden lovely loveseat, Top Ten façades & Bar & Bistro ‘Josephine’

If you love historic districts out of the tourist path, you must visit wonderful Largo (square) do Intendente, area Mouraria, formerly a place of prostitution and drugs. Nowadays this place is very popular. New bar & bistro ‘Josephine ‘ Lisbon, Square Largo do Intendente 59, July 2014 Trendy place & beautiful historic buildings Square Largo do Intendente, located in the […]

Lisbon LX FACTORY: weekly 2nd hand & hippie chic market, shops, Arts center, cool restaurants, 25 April Bridge & Madeira bread

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 Built […]

Village Underground Lisbon: great food in a retro dubble-decker bus beneath 25 April Bridge, street art, events, partys, creative community & Polly Robbins

How about a delicious dinner in a dubble-decker retro bus beneath the 25th April Bridge? A great experience, but Village Underground in Lisbon offers much more! It’s a coworking center for creative- and event industries located at the Santo Amaro station in Alcântara, next to the Carris vintage trams & buses Museum. Village Underground Lisbon in summertime […]

Restaurant Bairro do Avillez Lisbon tavern & gourmet store: one of a kind, spectacular decorated patio & very tasty dishes

José Avillez’ new restaurant in Lisbon, Bairro do Avillez (Avillez’ ‘neighborhood’) is located in Chiado. A spacious and spectacular location, with 2 separated seating areas. Patio Restaurant Bairro do Avillez decorated as a traditional downtown Lisbon neighborhood & ‘neighbor’ Erika Reusens 😉  2 Michelin stars José Avillez is one of the most renowned chefs in Portugal. He currently owns six restaurants, five […]

Former Palace Chiado Lisbon built in 1781: 7 chefs & 7 gastronimical concepts, elegant 18th-century rooms, frescoed ceilings & tea bags

The atmosphere is great in this former palace in the heart of Lisbon. Once the recidence of a nobleman who loved to party, now everyone is welcome to admire the beautifully restored rooms, while enjoying fine food and drinks. Welcome! Palace (Palácio) Chiado Lisbon & very nice waiter Aélio, April 2016 History: Barão (Baron) Joaquim Pedro Quintela, 1st Conde […]

Gastrobar ‘Rio Maravilha’ Lisbon: disappointing experience :-( , breathtaking views Tagus river & LX old factory buildings

New gastrobar Rio Maravilha (Wonderful River) is situated on the fourth floor of one of the old ‘LXfactory’ buildings in the Alcântara (‘bridge’ in Arabic) district in Lisbon, surrounded by huge windows overlooking the Tagus river, the 25 April bridge and the Cristo Rei statue . Gastrobar Rio Maravilha Lisbon & wonderful view 25 April bridge from a formerly […]

Restaurant ‘Casa de Pasto’ Lisbon: tasty Portuguese culinary traditions, remarkable vintage decoration, funny bathrooms, Mick Jagger & cool Cais do Sodré area

Inspired by the late 19th-century traditional Lisbon eating houses favored by the bourgeoisie, restaurant Casa de Pasto serves very tasty Portuguese dishes. Worth a visit! Restaurant Casa de Pasto Lisbon: wonderdul vintage decoration Cool Cais do Sodré riverside area & a former brothel Restaurant Casa do Pasto opened in December 2013 by the hand of […]