Archive for the 'Pessoa' Category

Tourist attraction sculpture of Pessoa, Portugal’s famous poet and writer (1888-1935) & famous cafe ‘A Brasileira’ Chiado Lisbon

Nowadays lots of tourists walk around in Lisbon’s Chiado area and the elegant shopping area Rua Garrett . The bronze sculpture of Portugal’s famous writer and poet Fernando Pessoa (1888-1935),  is very popular. Lisbon: Fernando Pessoa, kissed by a young girl, 75 years after his death!  😉 , Cafe ‘A Brasileira’ Famous cafe ‘A Brasileira’  ‘s terrace in Lisbon (Rua Garrett 120) […]

Remarkable Cemetery of ‘Pleasures’ Lisbon (Cemitério dos Prazeres): final resting place of Portuguese rich and famous & Amália Rodrigues

‘This remarkable cemetery is really an interesting place to visit. Famous Portuguese personalities are buried here, mainly actors, singers, writers, painters and television presenters. The mortal remains of  Amália Rodrigues, the famous fado artist,  were transferred to the National Pantheon  in Lisbon (under enormous pressure from her admirers and a change in the law requiring a […]

Lisbons’ unique hat makers shop: The story of Chapelaria Azevedo Rua, & famous poet Fernando Pessoa

Chapelaria Azevedo Rua is a traditional hat shop (opened in 1886) on Rossio, one of Lisbons’ famous squares, creating tailor-made hats (chapéus) on request. Portuguese people are fond of hats! Rossio January 2009. Chapelaria Azevedo Rua Lisbon Typical Portuguese hats, bridal hats, Panama- and Cylinder hats. In this well-known hatter’s you can find handmade hats for all occasions […]

Quality Restaurant Café Martinho da Arcada Lisbon: prime spot, delicious Portuguese cuisine, applepie & Portugal’s most famous writer Fernando Pessoa’s table

Opening in 1782, Restaurant Café Martinho da Arcada, located in the corner of the Praça do Comércio 37 near the Tagus river, is one of the oldest restaurants/cafés in Lisbon. The restaurant’s terrace under the beautiful arcades, Praça do Comércio Movie Praca do Comercio: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zhuLEkL0Ue4. Situated downtown, this cafe was once the ideal setting for the […]