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  • Eletrico, Tram 28 - Graca, Prazeres

    Tram 28, Probably the best way to explore Lisbon

    The Tram, or “Electrico” line 28 is a Icon of Lisbon and one of the ultimate experiences in Lisbon. For this very small price you will have access to a wonderful experience of riding a Eletrico (Tram) while it crosses most of Lisbon and its more genuine areas.

    Take into account that it might take some time until you have a opportunity to get in due to the amount of people. Also, try to start your journey in the first stop as the tram gets very crowded with tourist and non-tourist people.

    Take caution with your belongings, this Tram is a very know tourist attraction and a preferred spot for pick pockets

    Price:
    2.75e

    Duration:
    40 Minutes

    Route

    Check out the following Youtube videos detailing a trip with the Tram 28:

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  • Casa Museu Amalia Rodrigues

    The great diva of fado, Amália Rodrigues, is undoubtedly one of the most emblematic and beloved figures in Portuguese culture. The house where she lived more than half a century was transformed into a house-museum, almost immediately after her death in 1999, preserving many of her personal items.

    The now House-Museum Amália Rodrigues, is a beautiful Lisbon like house, situated in São Bento area. On the guided tour of about 30 minutes, the singer’s many admirers may know and enjoy the environment, spaces and objects that populated the artist’s life and that are living testimonies of her career and her personal experiences. Throughout all visit you will be presented with recordings of Fado music.

    The Amalia Museum is divided in several rooms, all showing original items:

    • Living room containing some fado related old pictures and recordings,
    • Dining room showing a traditional dinning table,
    • Bedroom, the most intimate and personal space, showing day to day personal items like perfumes, dresses, shawl, shoes and jewelery.

    Address:
    Rua de S. Bento, nº 193, 1250-219 Lisboa

    Phone Contact:
    213 971 896

    Website:
    Casa-Museu Amália Rodrigues
    TripAdvisor link

    Price:
    5,00€

    Schedule:
    10h00 – 13h00 e 14h00 – 18h00 (closed on Mondays)

    Getting there:
    Bus (Carris) : 6, 13, 49, 58, 100, 202
    Subway: Rato

  • Lisbon Airport to City Center (Subway Network Map)

    Airport To City Center via Subway

    The Subway is by far the cheapest and comfortable way to reach you destination from Lisbon Airport, if you prefer a taxi don’t forget the check out the taxi travel costs calculator first.

    The new map of the Metro/Subway network:

    Lisbon Airport to City Center (Subway Network Map)

    Lisbon Airport to City Center (Subway Network Map)

    Or click here to download the PDF

    Click next to check the Subway/Metro Fares, schedules and other useful information. Or the special Subway/Metro trip planner to help you find your way.

    Click next to check other ways to go to the Lisbon City Center.

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  • Lisboa Subway “Metro” Trip Planner

    The “Metro”, Lisbon subway, official site offers a set of tools to help you plan your holidays in Lisbon.

    Click next to open a English version of a Lisbon subway travel Planner where you can check the line status, fare information and travel times.

    Click next to know more information about Lisbon Subway system and stations. Or check out our other post with useful information like schedules and fares.

  • Best Free Lisbon iPhone,iPad, iPod Apps

    List of the must have iPhone Apps for any Lisbon tourist.

    • Elevador Santa Justa – Best view over Lisbon Downtown

      The belvedere “Elevador de Santa Justa” is one highest view points over Lisbon. Not only for its architecture but because it offers an all in one experience and a great final by giving one of the best high ground views over Lisbon down-town and panoramic view over the Tagus river.

    • Caldo Verde 7 Portuguese Gastronomical Marvels

      7 Top Plates, Wonders of Portuguese Gastronomy

      Though Portugal is known for having 1001 ways of preparing code fish in reality the Portuguese cosine cannot be reduced only that wonderful fish.

      Following a National contest, were people from all over submitted their choices we were left with the list of the 7 Portuguese Gastronomical Marvels, our 7 Top plates. True that some are more typical from regions outside Lisbon, still go for it and try to taste each one of these 7 Best Portuguese wonders:

      Arroz de marisco
      Sardinha Assada 7 Portuguese Gastronomical Marvels
      Sardinha Assada 7 Portuguese Gastronomical Marvels

      Sardinha assada – Sardines, salt and barbecue… and that is it. In Portugal, sardines are eaten with both boiled potatoes or in a slice of bread with a twist of good olive oil.They go perfectly well with roasted paprika salad.

      Leitão da Bairrada
      Pastéis de Belém, one of the 7 Portugal Gastronomic Marvels
      Pastéis de Belém, one of the 7 Portugal Gastronomic Marvels

      Pasteis de Belém – This egg custards are a Portuguese Marvel which a history behind them.
      Check out more information on the Pastel de Belém, their history and where to find them.

      Alheira Mirandela, one of the 7 Portuguese Gastronomical Marvels

      Alheira Mirandela, one of the 7 Portuguese Gastronomical Marvels

      Alheira de Mirandela – A smoked sausage mostly made from mashed bread, meats and fats. Traditionally, they are made after families gather to slaughter the family pig that they kept feeding for several months. Some of the meats and fats are then used to stuff the pigs tripe and they hanged to dry/smoke.

      Initially created as a way for the Jews to escape from the 13th century Inquisition. All over Portugal it was common for families to consume/smoke all kinds of sausages made from pig’s meat. Because Jews couldn’t eat pig they were easily identified. They created the “Alheiras de Mirandela” sausage and stuffed them with kinds of meat like poultry or lamb, finally these sausages were hanged and smoked as any other kind.

      The “Alheiras” are mostly made from pig, but you can find them made from game meat, poultry and even code.

      Serra da Estrela 7 Portuguese Gastronomical Marvels

      Serra da Estrela 7 Portuguese Gastronomical Marvels

      Serra da Estrela Cheese – Serra da Estrela has been made for centuries by shepherds in the Portugal highest mountains, Serra da Estrela, in the Beiras region. This cheese is produced from goat cheese and entirely hand-made.

      It’s usually served by opening a hole at the top and spread its interior on bread just like you would normally do with butter.

      Caldo Verde 7 Portuguese Gastronomical Marvels

      Caldo Verde 7 Portuguese Gastronomical Marvels

      Caldo verde Soup – Probably the most famous Soup in Portugal. A thick soup made from mashed potatoes and very thin sliced cabbage usually served with a piece chorizo and a pinch of olive oil.One of the main ingredients in the cabbage, a special kind of cabbage called “Couve Galega”:

      Couve Galega - Main ingredient of Caldo Verde, one of the 7 Portuguese Gastronomical Marvels

      Couve Galega – Main ingredient of Caldo Verde, one of the 7 Portuguese Gastronomical Marvels

      The tradition dictates that this is the best companion of a Fado’s night.

      source: 7 Portuguese Gastronomical Marvels – PUBLICO.PT.

    • Pasteis de Bacalhau, a traditional Portuguese Food in Lisbon

      Pasteis de Bacalhau, a very traditional “petisco” in Lisbon

      Did you noticed that when talking about Portugal “Bacalhau” is a word that always comes into the subject? There are many recipes with Bacalhau, Portuguese people love it, boiled, roasted or fried Bacalhau is a company even at the Christmas table.

      This post is about a delicatessen called “Pasteis de Bacalhau”. The Pasteis de Bacalhau are a deep fried paste of mashed potatoes, boiled Bacalhau and a little parsley.

      They are very easy to find, served hot or at room temperature. A perfect snack, slightly salted, that will go perfectly along a nice beer. Besides you can even find them served as a main dish along plain or tomato rice.

      …Yummy!

      To order one, simply say : “Um Pastél de Bacalhau, por favor” which translates to “One Pastel de Bacalhau, please”.

      The secret is on the quality of the potato, it shouldn’t be very watery. Want to try and make them yourself?
      Where is one recipe for the Pasteis de Bacalhau!

    • Fado's place - Tasca do Chico - Casa de Fados

      Listen to Fado in Lisbon at “Tasca do Chico”

      Fado's place - Tasca do Chico - Casa de Fados

      Fado’s place – Tasca do Chico – Casa de Fados

      Portugal, and specially Lisbon, is synonym of Fado, while in your vacations you must not return from your travel without listen to fado.

      Fado's place - Tasca do Chico - Casa de Fados

      Fado’s place – Tasca do Chico – Casa de Fados

      If you want to get out of the tourist circuit and enjoy a truly Fado’s night, the place to go is the “Tasca do Chico”. The “Tasca do Chico” is a very special place, which you may prove from the various photos displayed there from both amateurs and professionals players and singers, and is situated inside the typical Bairro Alto.

      Fado's place - Tasca do Chico - Casa de Fados

      Fado’s place – Tasca do Chico – Casa de Fados

      You will listen to the more genuine “Fado Vadio” live on Mondays and Wednesdays nights in “Tasca do Chico”. It is usually very full, with people from all ages and backgrounds, if that’s the case don’t hurry about it, people usually are always entering and leaving. Meanwhile enjoy a walk and appreciate your time in Bairro Alto

      "É tão fadista quem canta como quem sabe escutar"

      “É tão fadista quem canta como quem sabe escutar”

      We leave you two examples from youtube, take your time, listen the music and laughs, you will almost feel at home. And now “Silencio que se vai cantar o fado”, a famous expression meaning “silence, because fado fadio is going to be singed”.

      Name: Tasca do Chico
      Address : Rua do Diário de Notícias – Bairro Alto, 39
      Schedule : Mondays and Wednesday night’s
      Entrance fee: Free entrance


      Click to view in larger map where to find the Casa de Fados “Tasca do Chico”, a genuine place to listen fado fadio in Lisbon

      Don’t forget to check our main Fado category page for further information.

    • Pastéis de Belém, one of the 7 Portugal Gastronomic Marvels

      Pastéis de Belém, World Famous Desserts in Lisbon & History

      Travelerslisbon Guide tells you all about the Genuine Pastéis de Belem.