Wednesday, 24 March 2010
Monday, 15 March 2010
The new coffee shop at Jardim da Estrela is open again and brought a new life to one of the most beautiful gardens in the city. On weekends you can see the playground full of children playing, and families having fun. Enjoy the afternoon relaxing in one of the benches or walking around and stop for a snack on the esplanade if you manage to get a table.
Friday, 12 March 2010
This represents the plane that crossed the South Atlantic for the first time in 1922 by Sacadura Cabral and Gago Coutinho. It is located on the way to the Belem tower and makes us imagine the courage of two brave Portuguese man, that defeated gravity and made a difference to the world.
Thursday, 11 March 2010
The Torre Belem used to be from where the Portuguese explorers ships departed for the big journey discovering the world and the symbol of the portuguese naval power during the Age of Discovery.
Padrão dos Descobrimentos was built in 1940 for the Portuguese World Exibhition, this monument with the shape of a caravel celebrates de 500th anniversary of the death of Henry the Navigator and behind him you can see another 32 figures that where important during the Age of the Portuguese Discoveries.
Wednesday, 10 March 2010
If you decide to take the car to this restaurant get ready to drive around the Lapa streets looking desperately for a place to park; and probably walk quite a long distance to get to the restaurant. Once you pass the doorway you can feel the good taste and care on the intimate atmosphere. This is definitely a good place for people in love, especially in one of the smaller rooms. The restaurant week menu was not bad, but having a look at the real one we wished they made it better. It is a glamorous restaurant on a glamorous neighborhood.
Rua S. João da Mata, 27 (Santos)
Thursday, 4 March 2010
Is there a better way of visiting Lisbon than this? Get inside one of the old cable cars of the city and travel around the seven hills of Lisbon. You will see the historic neighborhoods, some of the best views of the city, and people walking on the small sidewalks. You have two options when doing this unique trip: get on a yellow tram, a public transportation, with the starting point at Prazeres ; get a Carristour ticket for the red touristic tram and you will visit the mains historical spots of the ancient city. Enjoy the trip!
Monday, 1 March 2010
A Brasileira do Chiado is one of those mandatory stops you have to make when you visit Lisbon for the first time. Outside on the terrace you can find the statue of one of the greatest Portuguese poets of all time – Fernando Pessoa. Sitting on a table, as he used to in his time, there isn’t a tourist that doesn’t stop for a picture by his side. That is the modern Brasileira: people running in and out, cameras flashing around, a mix of cultures and languages, but still the enchantment of other times. Many “alfacinhas” run away from A Brasileira but we should never forget that inside there is a piece of our soul.