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?
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!
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?
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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?
The chouriço or chouriça are the traditional portuguese sausages made of pork, fat and otras cositas mas. The spices that made the taste soo good varies by region and producer of this traditional portuguese food. When the sausages are filled up, they are then hung in the smokehouse individually, when they get ready they have the shape of a horseshoe. The casings can be natural or synthetic, made of natural source materials. Alexandre Dumas, in his book, Grand dictionnaire de cuisine from 1850, says: "the chouriço pork has, in any case, all the bad qualities of that animal, and the way is prepared makes it even more indigestible."(lol). We highly disagree with this genius writer. Actually we recommend you to try. The best is to grill in ceramic pots. History … Continue reading Portuguese chouriço..nhamy!
The earthquake of 1755 was a terrible tragedy that changed the people and the history of Portugal forever. This is a fact. But because the earthquake, a city underneath the city was found. The reminiscence of the romans in Lisbon This Roman structure, discovered in the basement of downtown Lisbon, in 1771, following the 1755 earthquake and subsequent rebuilding of the city, has been, … Continue reading Lisbon is definitely underground
There is two advantages to live in a hilly city: Strong legs and nice viewpoints (miradouro in portuguese). Going up and down the 7 hills in Lisboa is definitely the main sport around here and once you are in the top you have the reward of a nice view of the whole city of a … Continue reading Bookstores in Lisbon
The Mouraria is one of the most traditional neighborhoods of Lisbon, which owes its name to the fact that D. Afonso Henriques, after the conquest of Lisbon, have confined one area of the city for Muslims. It was in this neighborhood that remained the Moors after the Christian reconquest. In turn, the Jews were confined … Continue reading Renovar a Mouraria – An association of friends fighting for a better community
Travelers always ask us : "Where can we find the best Pastel de Bélem in town?" For those who knows what is about the famous Pastéis of Portugal must think is a dumb question...but it is not!!! The thing is, there is Pastel de Nata and Pastel de Belém...the same thing..but not...complicated isn't? The Pastéis … Continue reading Pastel de Bélem or Pastel de Nata. Is that even a choice?