#shopping

Shopping areas

Any trip is incomplete without souvenirs, either a small fridge magnet or a trendy new jacket. Following we present an overview of the most important shopping areas: Chiado Its a glamorous area packet with nice shops very close to downtown. There you will find unique souvenirs, gourmet and gifts shops. Address: Chiado subway station(s) Baixa (downtown) The downtown area has shops all over the place. There you will find plenty of souvenirs and some of the most Lisbon traditional shops. ...

#Fado

Something about Fado

Fado embraces in itself all the soul and essence of the Portuguese people. Listening to the lyrics of the themes sea, sailors, fishermen, life, love, lanes and alleys of Lisbon and the greatest of all, a “Saudade” that word which i do not dare to translate, for it is impossible. Emblematic song of Lisbon and its most typical neighborhoods like Alfama, Madragoa, Bairro Alto who were their most authentic cribs. For this reason, listening to Fado in Lisbon in will know the Portuguese, their history and their feelings. ...

#Alfama #Fado #Music #Restaurants

Casa de Fados, Restaurant "A Baiuca" in Alfama

“A Baiuca” in Alfama is one of those unique places that strives to keep up the true spirit of “Fado Vadio”. Working both as a restaurant and casa de fados, the staff offer, alongside the catering, unique amateur Fado performances. In “A Baiuca” you can taste and enjoy some typical cuisine, the prices are not expensive and the atmosphere is amazing, sharing the space with both locals and tourists. Our advice is to arrive early for dinner, else, is perfectly fine to stay outside during summer. ...

Belém

Around “Belém” quarter you can grasp the atmosphere of 16 century Lisbon, prime of the maritime “discoveries” era. Stroll near the river, either walking or on bike, and marvel at the “Padrao dos descobrimentos”, cross the main avenue and check the “Centro Cultural de Belém”, main place for cultural events and exhibitions. Next, the naval Museum, a definitive must, following by the most impressive “Mosteiro dos Jeronimos. Last, a visit enjoy a marvelous “Pastel de Belém” right in its birth place. ...