On my way to Madrid last week I had a 8-hour long layover in Lisbon, Portugal. After storing my luggage at the airport I took the metro to the city center and had about 5 hours left before I had to return to the airport. I had a late breakfast a Nicolau, a super cute … More Portugal. A 8-hour layover in Lisbon.
Ribeira das Naus is the newly redesigned area between Praca Do Comercio and Cais do Sodre right at the Tagus riverbank. It includes a bike path, lawns for sunbathing, wide steps that lead down to the river and a Quiosque with an esplanade. We went there on our first day in Lisbon to check it out and were more … More Lisbon. An evening at Ribeira das Naus.
Casa do Alentejo is a cultural center and a meeting point for people from the Alentejo region situated in a palace from the 17th century. While the outside of the former Palacio Alverca is unspectacular, its true beauty lies inside: moorish design including beautiful tiles and a huge patio. Upstairs is a restaurant that serves … More Lisbon. Casa do Alentejo – Restaurant and Culture Center.
Cais das Colunas is right where Praca do Comercio meets the Tejo river and a perfect spot to enjoy the late afternoon sun.
Last August the completely renovated Arco da Rua Augusta (also called Arco de Triunfo) opened to the public. An elevator takes you up to the clock room and after walking up a short flight of stairs you’ll be on top of the arch, where you can enjoy an 360° view over Lisbon.
rossio is one of lisbons main squares, in the heart of the downtown neighborhood baixa. it’s original name is praca de dom pedro IV, but rossio is commonly used. the picture shows the typical portuguese pavement, one of the two fountains and in the background the teatro nacional d. maria II.
house on rua augusta, baixa