Hey!!! This is not San Francisco.?! This is Great Lisbon!!!

The Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge is one of Lisbon’s most notable landmarks as it spans the River Tagus at the narrowest point. This massive bridge closely resembles that of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and the date name remembers the Portuguese Carnation Revolution of 25 April 1974. The suspension bridge connects…

Santa Justa Lift, Goes Up, Up, Up!!!

The Elevador de Santa Justa (Santa Justa Lift) is a beautifully crafted elevator that transports passengers from the Baixa district up to the ruins of the Igreja do Carmo church. The Elevador de Santa Justa is an industrial-age marvel, with the outer ironwork structure forming glorious neo-gothic arches, while inside two sumptuous polished wood carriages…

Salt Cod Fish Store @Manteigaria Silva

Dubbed by popular culture as a “faithful friend”, salt cod has been the number one fish course at the Portuguese dinner table since the middle ages. It is something of a paradox that the icon of Portuguese food culture has to be imported from Norway or Iceland, but Mr., Silva knows all there is to…

Depósito da Marinha Grande

The first glass production factory in Portugal —Real Fábrica de Vidros da Marinha Grande — was established in 1769 by Marquês de Pombal in the city of Marinha Grande, in the centre of Portugal.  Since then, talking about Marinha Grande is the same as talking about the high quality and prestige of Portuguese hand blown…

Tapada das Necessidades

Largo Necessidades, 58 This may not the Lisbon’s prettiest park, but it sure is one the most special because of the contrast with the neatness of the Belém district where it is located. Abandoned buildings and broken paths scream out for maintenance, but this would just make it another boring “nice” park. Instead, there is an…

Carpe Diem Gallery

The Pombal Palace, located in the O Século street, is a 16th-century building which served as the official residence of the Pombal Family until the 1755 earthquake. Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa is a platform for research, experimentation and studies in the field of contemporary art founded in 2009. It took over the heritage, transforming…

Menino de Deus Church

It opened its doors for its 300th anniversary on July 4th, 2011, but this church is usually closed. To visit, you’ll have to ring the bell next to the main entrance and pray that someone answers. The inside is simply magnificent: one of the most impressive churches in the city. It served as a model for…

Bless the sunrise at Belmont Palace

The accolades laden palace turned hotel, Belmonte Palace Hotel (Palacio de Belmonte), is steps away from “Castelo de Sao Jorge”. It was built as part of the Moorish-Roman fortified walls for the historic royal residences. First constructed in 1449, and later expanded to include the east terrace with classical styled five facades, Palacio de Belmonte…

@Lisbon you don’t hunt for eggs you hunt Tiles…

Alfama, Baixa, Chiado and Principe Real Districts I have to confess that I am addicted to Portuguese tiles. Some people are addicted to chocolate or singing in the shower, while others like me are constantly taken by the intrinsic detail and colourful patterns of one of the most beautiful forms of street art in the…

Geography Society, Discover Beauty in Lisbon

The Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa (Geographical Society of Lisbon) is recognised, both nationally and internationally, as indispensable for anyone wishing to research into not only the history of the Portuguese Discoveries but also the Geography, History and Ethnography of the community of Portuguese speaking countries. But into the building of the Society, you will find…

Tiny Bookshop in @Lisbon

Simão’s Bookshop, is located on the border between the majestic Baixa and picturesque Alfama neighbourhoods, is known as the smallest bookshop in the world. With its uncommonly modest 40,9 square feet, it proudly hosts approximately 4,000 used books, bibliographic rarities, prints, manuscripts, comic books and even records. Every single time a client wants to enter the bookshop Simão Carneiro…

A new way of drink @lisbon

CINCO is the Way CINCO lounge is for us @Tram28 the best spot to drink and enjoy a relaxing atmosphere. With a cool cocktail culture, Cinco give us a great space in Lisbon, to meet and smile with friends The staff and the owner are the diamond in the venue, always available to help us choosing the best cocktaiçl…