Bairro Alto has always been my favorite neighborhood in Lisbon and I love to stay there whenever I’m in town. During the past visits I stayed at: Casa de Hospedes Dias & Dominguez on Rua da Atalaia Pensao Globe on Rua do Teixeira Pensao Londres on Rua Dom Pedro IV The Independente Hostel & Suites on Rua … More Lisbon. My favourite neighborhood: Bairro Alto
I have been to Lisbon numerous times but there is still so much I haven’t seen or done. With the city rapidly changing and new bars, shops and sights (re)opening all the time, my Lisbon bucket list grows longer by the week. Every time I’m in Lisbon I try to cross some things off that list … More Lisbon. 10 new spots to try.
1. Miradouro Sao Pedro de Alcantara in Bairro Alto – my favourite viewpoint in Lisbon // 2. Praca do Comercio // 3. Such a wonderful quote! On a window at LX Factory // 4. Doca de Santo Amaro and public art by Joana Vasconcelos: a pool in the shape of Portugal // 5. sunset watching … More Lisbon. A photo post.
At the end of the month we will fly to Faro for our annual Portugal trip. As soon as spring starts here I get major cravings for Portugal: the beaches, the food, the smell of the sea and grilled fish, the steep cobbled-stoned streets and cute houses, the views and the Atlantic Ocean. Our first … More Plans for Lisbon. September 2016.
This year we spent the first 6 days of our annual Portugal trip in the beautiful town of Lagos in the western Algarve. As in the past years we stayed at Dona Ana Garden, a 2 minute walk to the famous Dona Ana beach and also only a short walk from the old town. They offer double … More Recap. 14 days in Portugal – September 2015
Cemitério dos Prazeres is the largest cementery in Lisbon, built in 1833 after a cholera outbreak. It’s located on the west side of Lisbon right at the final stop “Prazeres” of tram No. 28. Famous Poet Fernando Pessoa was buried there as well as Fado singer Amalia Rodrigues, before their mortal remains were transferred to the Mosteiro dos … More Lisbon. Estrela. Cemitério dos Prazeres.
The LX Factory has quickly become one of my favourite spots in Lisbon and I make sure to visit everytime I’m in the city. Last September during our stay in Lisbon we went there on a Sunday, just like i did on my first visit to the LX Factory in May 2012. During that first visit I was kinda … More Lisbon. Sundays at the LX Factory: LX Market.
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.
Since April the floating artwork “Trafaria Praia” by portuguese artist Joana Vasconcelos is docked at Ribeira das Naus. The boat which was originally made for the Biennale in Venice, Italy in 2013 to serve as the portuguese pavilion, is now back in Lisbon cruising the river. On the outside Joana Vasconcelos decorated the old Lisbon ferry, called … More Lisbon. Visiting Joana Vasconcelos’ floating artwork “Trafaria Praia”.
Portuguese street Artist Alexandre Farto aka Vhils is well known for his large works of faces carved into walls. I came across his art twice before: in Berlin and in Venice Beach. Since July the Fundacao edp is showing his artworks at the Museu da Electricidade in Lisbons neighborhood Belém. The exhibit – titled “Dissecção/Dissection”- runs until 5th … More Lisbon. The Vhils exhibit “Dissecção/Dissection” at the Museum of Electricity.