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“If it means being loaded with atmosphere, charm, great food and nightlife, yet ignored by the bulk of travelers, then Lisbon deserves consideration as Europe’s coolest capital.”
This is how CNN journalist Fiona Dunlop opened her article about Lisbon last Sunday. According to the newspaper, the Portuguese Capital deserves the title of “Coolest City of Europe” due to 7 reasons (the same number of hills in Lisbon):
The latest report announced that Castle of St. George had an increase of 3,4% comparing to 2012, with a total of 1.025.153 visitors (90% foreign).
Open every day of the year, the Castelo de S. Jorge (Castle of St. George) is one of Lisbon’s best places to discover the Portuguese heritage, some of its history at the Museum, Experience the Moorish ruins (11th century) neighborhood at the Archaeological Site, feel the amazing and unique view at the Periscope – Tower of Ulysses, have a chilling moment at the Castle Café, go with guided tours or just enjoy the music, theater, festivals and other events that happen all year at this great monument.
Just a few meters from the “Pink Street” in Lisbon (close tolx boutique hotel), you will now find a store exclusively dedicated to promote online brands in the offline world.
The Galeria (Gallery) rised from the ruins of the old blacksmith shop of the neighborhood. Its a pop-up store that will give a temporary dwelling for young brands, projects and Portuguese start-ups, that were born mainly in the Social Media channels, and grew over the years with the power of “Word of Mouth”.
Now its time to show them to the real world, and give them the opportunity to highlight their physical qualities to their consumers.
The Galeria wants to be a be a showcase for new projects in various areas and at the same time having a cosmopolitan, relaxed and convivial atmosphere where you can share your experiences.
The space works on a rotating basis so you will find there something new every 2 weeks.
If you want to know more about the Galeria, or to keep up with the new brand in exhibition there, just visit their facebook page.
WHERE – Praça de São Paulo, nº 8 – See it on Google Maps
Chiado Factory not only stands as a concept store. It arises from the effort to produce an evolution in the concept itself, making it broader and innovative.
In addition to the concept stores, whose partners have been carefully selected to ensure a supply of excellence, Chiado Factory also has an office and training space for rental, that is similar to a business center. Apart from this, Chiado Factory has a space reserved for art, which reflects the effort of not only in boosting the culture and the projection of national artists, but fundamentally the desire to overthrow the stigma that art is something intended only for those who have a robust bank account.
As we’ve said before, Fado is one of the most important trademarks of Lisbon and Portugal. To better understand its beauty you must go to the Fado Museum (between Terreiro do Paço and Santa Apolónia).
The museum doors opened to the public in 1998, showing Fado’s deep roots in the tradition and cultural history of the country, with related items (Portuguese Guitars mainly) and a great story telling about the all the famous Singers.
There you’ll find a Museum School, documentation center, auditorium, a permanent and temporary exhibition circuit.
Save at least 2 hours of your day to go there.
OPEN: Tuesday to Sunday, from 10 AM to 6 PM (last admission: 5.30 PM).
Closed on 1st of January, 1st of May and December 25th.
PRICES: Admission – 5.00€. Reduced admission prices for: under 30 years of age and adults over 65 years of age, OAPs and other pensioners, organized groups and families, Lisboa Card.
WHERE: Largo do Chafariz de Dentro, N.º 1 – See it on Google Maps
Lisbon is a city known by its traditional neighborhoods. They are the main ingredients to its charm and it’s a wast coming to Lisbon and not walking through their picturesque streets experiencing their enchantment.
This week we bring to you Bairro Alto, which is one of the most representative neighborhoods of Lisbon. Its narrow and secular streets are filled with local business, from restaurants, Fado houses and bars, to fashion stores and tattoo shops.
Bairro Alto is one of the most important hotspots of the Lisbon Night Circuit (if not the very most one). Mainly in the summer, people from all generations and countries get together and enjoy its unique environment.
Definitely a must seeexperience neighborhood of Lisbon, which deserves a considerable portion of your time to enjoy it!
Two friends founded the Austrian Kaffeehaus, a Viennese café in Chiado, near the Teatro São Carlos, with relaxed atmosphere and an eclectic and welcoming decor. The trademark of this place is a huge box with posters of operas, films and plays from Austrian theaters. The Kaffeehaus serves typical Austrian meals and also some German specialties to taste (like Frankfurt sausages) while having a typical German Beer.
OPEN: Tuesdays to Thursdays, from 11:00 to 24:00; Fridays to Saturdays, from 11:00 to 24:00; Sundays from 11:00 to 20:00.