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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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

Tourist guide to Lisbon

Tourist guide to Lisbon

There’s lots of things to see in Lisbon, so if you don’t have masses of time for your visit, here’s our travel guide to the things that stand out most in the city. These are the main attractions of Lisbon. more ...

Shopping at the Markets in Lisbon

Shopping at the Markets in Lisbon

A great way to delve into a city and discover the culture is to visit the local markets. Obviously the highlight of any trip to a local market is to see and buy all kinds of exotic and not so exotic foods and products. The markets in Lisbon are a great place to go and do some shopping and people watching. So without futher ado,Let’s go shopping! 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 ...

Optimus Alive 2013: Green Day, Depeche Mode, Kings of Leon

Optimus Alive 2013: Green Day, Depeche Mode, Kings of Leon

In a short time Optimus Alive has become one of Portugal’s major festivals attracting some of the biggest names in the music industry. This trend looks set to continue with this year’s monster line up sure to keep the crowds pumped and enjoying the Lisbon Summer nights. Optimus Alive 2013 happens in Lisbon from the 12th, 13th and 14th of July. more ...

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 ...

Lisbon Half Marathon

Lisbon Half Marathon

Recently we’ve noticed that marathons and half-marathons are taking place in the most important European capitals whereby the locals steadily make their way through the streets of the city in their eagerness to win and satisfy their competitive side. And, as the capital of Portugal, nothing less could be expected of Lisbon. Thus, now that spring has nearly arrived, the Lisbon Half-Marathon will be taking place on the 20th of March. more ...

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