1º Cultural Landscape of Sintra In the 19th century Sintra became the first centre of European Romantic architecture. Ferdinand II turned a ruined monastery into a castle where this new sensitivity was displayed in the use of Gothic, Egyptian, Moorish and Renaissance elements and in the creation of a park blending local and exotic species … Continue reading 15 Portuguese “World Heritage” sites
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How much cost a taxi in Lisbon?
Getting a taxi in a new city is one of the biggest challenges of a backpacker, well, maybe we are over dramatic here, but the true is, we never know if we can trust them. That is the reason that apps as Uber has grown soo fast around the globe, because you don't have to … Continue reading How much cost a taxi in Lisbon?
Paradise beach close to Lisbon!
Are you staying in Lisbon for a couple of days this summer and really want to avoid those crowded beaches? We may can help!!!! On this summer we will start going to SERRA DA ARRABIDA. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tZZ6CIHg4wI Located next to the sea, between Setúbal and the fishing town of Sesimbra, Arrábida Natural Park has incomparable … Continue reading Paradise beach close to Lisbon!
Top 3 Portuguese food for lunch/dinner
We have to start saying IM SORRY. This list is extremely hard to make and to decide what to recommend, but we have to do a list to help, specially those travelers that doesn't have too much time here. Of course you can send us recommendations about other dishes you liked and ask us about … Continue reading Top 3 Portuguese food for lunch/dinner
Food: 3 entrée you should have in Portugal
When comes to food, Portugal is a place that makes you confused. Not because you can't "understand" what is on your plate but because the thousands of choices that makes your hunger even bigger! Us, from The Lisboetas, want to give you some tips about what to order. We will first give you some tips … Continue reading Food: 3 entrée you should have in Portugal
Where to watch the sunrise in Lisbon area?
Is new years eve and a lot of people asks us about a nice place to watch the first sunrise of the new year. Lisbon is full of hidden viewpoints and the sunset is always visible from mostly of them, but for sunset can be a little more tricky. We selected 3 places that we … Continue reading Where to watch the sunrise in Lisbon area?
Reading tips: Novels set in Lisbon
The Last Kabbalist of Lisbon by Richard Zimler Essentially a murder mystery story that takes place in 1506, this seething drama is set against a backdrop of Christian against Jew. As Christianity sweeps Portugal, the Jews continue to practice their faith in secret whilst atrocities occur all around them. The narrator of the novel is … Continue reading Reading tips: Novels set in Lisbon
The “castanhas” and the foggy streets of Lisbon
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The legend of São Martinho and the return of summer in Portugal
Every year is (almost) always the same. Come the first days of November, autumn is suspended, summer returns. We've all become used to these weather daydreams and actually not even care much about them. It is pleasant to feel those sunbeams that was already fading. It is the summer of Saint Martin, the warm period in the middle of November, that comes … Continue reading The legend of São Martinho and the return of summer in Portugal
Is the bridge in Lisbon a copy of the Golden Bridge?
People ask us all the time if the bridge 25 de Abril is the same as the Golden Bridge in San Francisco. And because in Lisbon there is a monument, Cristo-Rei, that is similar to Cristo Redentor of Rio de Janeiro, we don´t feel that those questions are nonsense. Can you guess which one is … Continue reading Is the bridge in Lisbon a copy of the Golden Bridge?