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Christmas traditions in Portugal

Christmas traditions in Portugal

Christmas is a family affair in Portugal and is celebrated with loved ones. There are numerous Christmas traditions in Portugal that vary from one region to another, some with Norman origins but the majority with catholic origins. more ...

A stroll through the Alfama district in Lisbon

A stroll through the Alfama district in Lisbon

Alfama is one of the most famous neighbourhoods in Lisbon and is considered to be the birthplace of fado. Located at the foot of Castelo de São Jorge with stunning views over the River Tagus and the city, what was once a fishing district is now one of the city’s tourist hotspots. more ...

Sintra, a little tourist treasure in Portugal

Sintra, a little tourist treasure in Portugal

No more than 30 kilometres away from Lisbon, you will find Sintra, a charming town that you should definitely visit during your time in the Portuguese capital, especially if you’re looking for a little romantic getaway. Celebrated for its artists, writers and poets such as Lord Byron, and preferred summer destination by the monarchy and nobles in the old days, Sintra has a special appeal and a great wealth of monuments. more ...

Tantalise the Tastebuds with these Lisbon Delicacies

Tantalise the Tastebuds with these Lisbon Delicacies

The cuisine of which city consists of mouthwatering pasteries, homely yet delicious soups and more seafood dishes than you can possibly eat in a year. If you guessed Lisbon then you’d be correct but there is a lot more to eating out in Lisbon than these delicious treats. Let’s have a look at some other different yet equally delicious food in Lisbon. more ...

Celebrate a traditional Christmas in Lisbon

Celebrate a traditional Christmas in Lisbon

Christmas is truly the best and most fun time of year, a fabulous excuse for buying a mountain of presents, eating lots of good food, spending time with your family. And if you’re lucky enough it is the perfect opportunity for a getaway for a little bit and enjoy this festive time of year in a different and interesting destination like Lisbon. more ...

Where to get Brunch in Lisbon

Where to get Brunch in Lisbon

Once upon a time it was only fashionable ladies who brunched however times have changed and now everyone brunches. And the good people of Lisbon are no exception with the Portuguese lifestyle of late dinners and late nights it can only mean one thing…late breakfasts/early brunch. Here are some suggestions for where to find the best Brunch in Lisbon. more ...

Apartment of the Week in Lisbon: Lapa Vista

Apartment of the Week in Lisbon: Lapa Vista

Imagine waking up in the morning to the bright Lisbon sunshine streaming in through the window, nipping downstairs to pick up some great pastries then sitting down at the kitchen table a fresh brewed pot of steaming tea or coffee on the table and enjoying a scrumptious breakfast looking out over the city of Lisbon and the River Tagus as it comes to life. more ...

The best cafes in Lisbon

The best cafes in Lisbon

Cafe culture in Lisbon is no frivolity. With an estimated 250 inhabitants per cafe, and the Portuguese said to spend more time and money on drinking coffee than any other nation in Europe, the cafes in Lisbon are not just froth but seething machines, vital to the city’s flow of ideas and economy. more ...

Apartment of the week in Lisbon - Panorama Santos

Apartment of the week in Lisbon - Panorama Santos

Here at Friendly Rentals we’re some of Lisbon’s biggest fans, and for this reason this week we turn to our top apartment in Lisbon. And for this time-honoured title, this time round what could be better than a Lisbon apartment that allows you to see – quite literally – every side of this splendid city? more ...

The Best Fado Houses in Lisbon

The Best Fado Houses in Lisbon

Fado is the soundtrack of Lisbon. Melancholy, ironic, proud and beautiful, the sound of this traditional music is a reflection of the city’s soul. Therefore, you should never leave Lisbon without listening to fado. more ...

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