Archive for the 'Traditions' Category

Lisbon’s craziest night: June 12, Eve of Saint Anthony (Santo Antonio, Feast Days of the Popular Saints), grilled sardines & naughty lyrics (Pimba musica)

In June, the month of the Festas dos Santos Populares (Feast Days of the Popular Saints), the Lisbon nights are filled with lively festivities that take over the city’s historical center. Mouraria Lisbon in June Restaurant ‘Zé da Mouraria’, Rua João do Outeiro 34, Lisbon. YouTube Street party area Mouraria Lisbon 2017 In June, all […]

Authentiek appartement (3 slpk, 100 m2) historisch Lissabon: fijne privé patio (30 m2) in Mouraria, tot 6 pers., startpunt tram 28, WiFi, BBQ & sat. TV

Prima uitgangspunt om Lissabon te ontdekken, ook voor senioren. 30-40 € pp pn met 2 pers. Direct van eigenaar, verhuur sinds 2006. Goede nachtrust. Authentiek appartement (rond 1900), hartje  stad, nabij metro vanaf vliegveld en startpunt trammetje 28. Met 4-6 pers. € 100/130 p.n. Bij 5 of meer nachten 10 % korting. Kinderkorting. Patio (30 m2) met 2 BBQ’s (waar gerookt […]

Trendy Restaurant ‘O Prego da Peixaria’ Lisbon: Portugal’s traditional snack, excellent quality steak or fish, surprising decor & chips à la Marilyn Monroe

Restaurant ‘O Prego da Peixaria’ in Lisbon pays tribute to the Portuguese steak sandwich, the prego, also a traditional snack in seafood restaurants. Recommendable! Restaurant ‘O Prego da Peixaria’ Lisbon area Principe Real & wonderful designed wall Portuguese way of life & artist Gonçalo Mar The wall, designed by artist Gonçalo Mar, is a humorous re-creation […]

Lovely Portuguese ceramics at Lisbon’s fleamarket: ‘Armazém das Caldas’ & symbols of Portugal, ‘good luck’ rooster, ‘saint’ sardine, ‘friend’ codfish & ‘love’ swallow

There’s a store where you step into Lisbon’s famous fleamarket, ‘Armazém das Caldas’. The traditional Portuguese ceramics and the warm service of the owner makes me feel like buying a lot.. 😉 I love it! Portuguese ceramics: ‘Armazém das Caldas’, Campo de Santa Clara 112, fleamarket Lisbon & friend Loes Broere, January 2017 Armazém (litt. warehouse) das Caldas opened his […]

Bakery/cafe Lisbon ‘Fábrica Lisboa’: tasty handmade croissants, old fashioned quality, funny vintage decoration & traditional erotic Portuguese pottery

Bakery/cafe ‘Fábrica Lisboa’ is responsible for the delicious smell 🙂 wafting through the street Rua da Madelena in Lisbon.. Bakery (padaria)/cafe ‘Fábrica Lisboa’ : delicious handmade rustic bread and croissants ‘Fábrica Lisboa’  has its own production, which means that the croissants, bread, pies or cakes are constantly coming out of the oven in front of the customers. Traditional […]

Fado restaurant ‘Maria da Mouraria’ Lisbon: pure Portuguese fado music and traditional food in Maria da Severa’s former house, first fadista & femme fatale

A city break to Lisbon is not complete without a night with fado, the melancholy Portuguese music. Avoid most of the Fado houses in area Bairro Alto; what you’ll hear has nothing to do with pure fado. You pay too much, and also the food is too overpriced! Good fado has its home in historical areas Alfama or […]

Lisbon’s craziest night: June 12, Eve of Saint Anthony (Santo António): eating, drinking, dancing in the streets, party’s historical areas, a mix of religion & sensuality

Lisbon in June: wine, sangria, beer, the smell of grilled sardines, mojitos, caipirinhas, fado, pimba music and lots of people eating, drinking and dancing in the streets of the historical areas. On the eve of Saint Anthony day (June 13), Lisbon turns into a huge open air party! June 12, party time! Historic area Mouraria Rua da […]

Fado, knives & blood (Fado, Navalhas e Sangue), artist Carlos Fernandez, Santo Antonio festivities & Mouraria, Lisbons 900 years old historical area

Artist Carlos Fernandez was born and raised in Mouraria, a historic (old Moorish) down town area in Lisbon. Together with Alfama, the Mouraria area is a muddle of very narrow streets and small squares, which gives the visitor a glimpse of a forgotten age. Mouraria, Lisbon: nostalgic drawing by Carlos Fernandez Carlos Fernandez earns his […]

Lisbon in June: biggest party of the year, Santo António, the Saint of true love: romantic poems, push ups, sardines & party time in Mouraria June 12

The month of June is party time in Lisbon! One of Portugal’s most popular saints, Santo António (Saint Anthony of Padua), was a Fransiscan friar canised by the Catholic Church in record time, one year after his death (on June 13, 1232). Many miracles have been attributed to him and he is considered a protector […]

Lisbon & chestnuts: the unmistakable smell of roasted chestnuts (castanhas assadas) & November 11 St Martin Day traditions

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. ‘Hot and good, a dozen for € 2“. Much to the chagrin of many, the traditional paper cone made out of the Yellow Papers has been replaced by […]