Lisbon is a city full of history and entertainment, as the result of diverse but deeply linked cultural influences and lifestyles. These itineraries are pre-defined programs that allow the visitor to get to know a couple of Lisbon’s areas, cultural styles or commercial spaces. They are a organized selection of the best that Lisbon has to offer, making life easier and helping manage the time of those who want to enjoy a stroll around the city. Check what can be known in the town and prepare yourself to go further (or faster) with the help of these suggestions. You can choose between itineraries that show you the monuments and culture of Lisbon or those that simply help you find specific restaurants and specialty shops.
Lisbon’s taverns: let’s start by defining what we exactly mean by tavern (tasca). The concept can be explained like this: a tasca is a typical Portuguese restaurant with good food, low or very reasonably priced, decorated in an old-fashioned way. Lisbon has many taverns; some of them iconic and known by the majority. However, some [...]
Bairro Alto hosts the most popular nightlife in Lisbon. In these narrow streets where the majority of its habitants are elderly with low economic resources, an explosion of new bars and nightclubs occurred in the mid-80s. This created a lively and dynamic movida, very popular among local youngsters and tourists visiting the city; all of [...]
The public elevators are one of the most popular touristic attractions in Lisbon. Currently, there are four of such funiculars, all operated by Carris (the city’s public transport company). All were designed by Raoul Mesnier du Ponsard, an engineer of French descent born in Oporto and contemporary of the renowned engineer Gustave Eiffel. In February 2002, they [...]
Belém (meaning Bethlehem) is opposite to the point where the Tagus River flows into the Atlantic Ocean. From here, left many of the ships that participated in the Portuguese maritime discoveries, between the fifteenth and the seventeenth centuries. Nowadays, this area concentrates many of the monuments, museums and public gardens that celebrate that part of [...]
In Lisbon, it is easy to get a meal for less than 10 euros. Throughout the city there are many restaurants serving cheap dishes and even when adding a drink and a coffee is it possible to eat below the 10-euro barrier. To find them, look carefully at the menus posted outside the restaurants’ doors [...]
Fado is Lisbon’s musical expression, with little-known origins but always associated to the history of the city. While port of departure for the overseas expansion of the 15th, 16th and 17th centuries, Lisbon received visitors and slaves coming from Africa, South America and Asia, who left behind their musical influences spread throughout the town. But [...]