Archive for the 'Architecture' Category

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

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: gastronomic delights, history, aristocratic partys, 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 […]

Ginja liqueur in Mouraria Lisbon : tiny tavern ‘Os amigos da Severa’ (‘Friends of Severa’, first fado singer), owner sr. António & spontaneous fado performance

Planning a trip to Lisbon? A must-try is to taste a delicious liqueur: Ginja. Very popular, also affectionally known as Ginjinha. Tavern ‘Os Amigos da Severa’ Mouraria Lisbon & owner sr. António Pais serving Ginja liqueur: 1 euro, glass of wine 0.50 cent In the partly renewed and nowadays trendy area Mouraria (a very old Moorish quarter in Lisbon), there’s a […]

Restaurant ‘Sabor K Intende’ trendy square Intendente Lisbon: healthy vegan plates, cool vintage décor, cheap & delicious Portuguese food

A little bit tucked away in Lisbon’s new trendy Intendente area there’s a new restaurant: ‘Sabor K Intende’ (formerly Oh! Nesta Mente’), Rua dos Anjos 5 B and I love it! Not only the delicious food, but also the super friendly staff make this place really enjoyable. Restaurant/café ‘Sabor K Intende’ (formerly ‘Oh! Nesta Mente’)Lisbon: delicious vegetarian lunch Vegetarian hamburger, chips and rice € 6.50, soup € 1.00, petiscos (Portuguese tapas) […]

Intendente Square Mouraria Lisbon: former grandeur, new hotspot, a love seat & ‘Josephine’, a Portuguese Bistrô-Bar

Lisbon has a lot to offer! If you love historic districts out of the tourist path, you must visit Largo (square) do Intendente, area Mouraria : formerly a place of prostitution and drugs, nowadays a great place to spend time with family, friends and for lovers. New bar & bistro ‘Josephine ‘ Lisbon, Square Largo do Intendente 59, July 2014 Square […]

Museum of Decorative Arts Fress Lisbon: Portuguese 17th to 18th C. nobility collection, viewpoint Portas do Sol, lovely tiles, romantic patio & an extraordinary experience: guided visit to arts and crafts ateliers

Would you like to see how the Portuguese nobility lived in their luxury palaces during the 17th and 18th Century? If you are planning to visit Lisbon take the opportunity to visit the Museum of Decorative Arts, the former city palace,easy to reach by legendary tram 28. Museum of Decorative Arts Fress Lisbon (Museu Artes Decorativas Fress) 2014: […]