Archive for the 'Lisbon Historical Center' Category

Restaurant ‘Cantinho da Fabi’ Mouraria Lisbon: original Angolan cuisine, from € 7 great (also vegetarian) dishes & fluent Dutch speaking owner Steve Geronimo

A taste of Africa: new restaurant ‘Cantinho da Fabi‘ in the historical Mouraria neighborhood in Lisbon serves superb Angolan food. Steve Geronimo, owner of restaurant ‘Cantinho da Fabi’ Lisbon & Pedro Rita Our lunch: Cachupa, 2 glassses of white wine, small bottle of water and coffee: € 14 in total for 2 persons 🙂 Jindungo pepper: the red devil […]

A real taste of Lisbon: historical red tramcar tour ‘7 hills’, alternative to fully packed tram 28 & the most picturesque neighborhoods of Lisbon

Although public transport (tram 28) is much cheaper, this historical red tramcar tour allows you to know the most picturesque neighborhoods of Lisbon in a friendly and comfortable way, while listening to the commentary available in several languages or melancholic melody of fado music. Praça do Comércio Lisbon Tickets Red tram tour, leaving from one of the […]

Wallet-friendly restaurant ‘O Cantinho do Custódio’ Mouraria Lisbon: tasty Portuguese food & park ‘Jardim da Cerca da Graça’: great city views & children’s playground

Not trendy or chic, but very tasty and cheap: typical Portuguese food in Mouraria, historic area of Lisbon, close to a new park with wonderful old town city views. Easy to reach from square Praça Martim Moniz (tram 28) Restaurant ‘O Cantinho do Custódio’ Mouraria Lisbon, owners & daughter Ilda Away from tourist areas in Lisbon you can find […]

Kiosk cafe ‘Clara Clara’ Lisbon, wonderful garden at fleamarket Feira da Ladra, children playground & Tagus river views

The ‘Clara Clara’ Cafe in Alfama Lisbon is a kiosk in the garden-terrace of Boto Machado (or Santa Clara), overlooking the Tagus (Tejo) River and the National Pantheon (Church of Santa Engracia) in the heart of Lisbon’s legendary flea market, Feira da Ladra. ‘Clara Clara’ kiosk cafe in the heart of fleamarket Feira da Ladra, Lisbon This wonderful […]

Ginja liqueur in Mouraria Lisbon : tiny tavern ‘Os amigos da Severa’ (first fado singer) & 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. You can taste it in many places in Lisbon. I love this little cafe in the historic area of Mouraria: ‘Os Amigos da Severa’ (friends of Maria Severa, considered as the first fado singer). Tavern ‘Os Amigos da Severa’ Mouraria […]

Lisbon wine tasting & specialized tours: ‘Venha Vinho’ in historic area Bairro Alto, free tasting, natural cork & Francisco, the ‘wine dreamer’

Wine lovers! If you are visiting Lisbon: the Portuguese wines are delicious and besides they are affordable. We enjoyed an evening of wine tasting in the shop of Francisco, ‘wine dreamer’, as he describes himself 😉 Lisbon wine shop Venha Vinho (‘litt. come wine’) & owner Francisco Franco Afonso Free wine tasting evenings & shop ‘Venha Vinho’ in […]

Restaurant Cantinho do Aziz Lisbon: visit former Portuguese colony Mozambique without leaving Lisbon: tasty African food, a naughty little secret, Laurentina beer & Camilla Watson

Lisbon is the place for fantastic food! Apart from traditional Portuguese cuisine, restaurants from former Portuguese colonies have become more and more popular in recent years, like African and Goan (India) cuisines Restaurant ‘Cantinho do Aziz’ Mouraria Lisbon: you feel like being in Mozambique! Portuguese-speaking African countries (former colonies)  in which the Portuguese language is still an official […]

Fado performance Lisbon in local bars: ‘Tasca do Jaime’ in historic Graça, FADO VADIO (Amateur Fado), overpriced wine & very talented Dutch (!) Fado singer Henriquinha

Fado is a part of the culture in Portugal and many Portuguese have the idea they can sing just as wonderful as Carlos do Carmo or like the legendary Amália Rodrigues, Queen of fado, Lady of Lisbon.. Café/bar ‘Tasca do Jaime’ Lisbon & very talented Dutch Fado singer Henriquinha; Guitarra Portuguesa: Custódio Magalhaes; Viola do Fado: Duarte Nunes […]

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) […]

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: […]