Alfama – The Oldest Lisbon Neighborhood.

Alfama is the oldest and one of the most typical neighborhoods of Lisbon. Its name derives from Arabic al-Hamma (الحمة), which means baths or fountains. This neighborhood is located between the Castle of São Jorge, situated on the highest hill of Lisbon and Tagus River. The view over Alfama, reminiscent of an old village, is […]

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Rossio Rail Station.

  Eight doors and nine ogival windows, in Manueline style, give to this rail station a very originality and make it considered one of the most beautiful in Lisbon. From this train station, right in the center of Lisbon, the trains leave for the beautiful town of Sintra. Huit portes et neuf fenêtres ogivales, de […]

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Lisbon Poets Hostel – A Good Surprise!

Sometimes, even in our city, we are surprised, in Lisbon, even though I know the city well, this happens frequently and I like it very much. Today, perhaps due to my curiosity, this happened once more. As I passed a building in the Chiado area, the most upscale neighborhood of Lisbon, I saw a plaque […]

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Tasca – What is it?

  The tascas were places where people (mens) with little purchasing power met to fraternize and drink a glass of wine, usually served directly from the kite. Little by little the women of the owners began to make some tidbits to accompany the glasses of wine that they drank in great quantity and at a […]

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Palácio de Mafra – Is this and much more!

    The Royal Palace of Mafra, 30 km from Lisbon, is a beautiful monument and has inside it an old hospital of the monks and a library that deserve to be seen. This visit is included in our tour to Óbidos and Nazare, but also can be be inserted into the Tour to Sintra, […]

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Lisbon before the earthquake of 1755.

This drawing on the portuguese tiles, placed in the Mirador of Santa Luzia, illustrates Lisbon before the enormous earthquake of 1755, which destroyed almost all the city. Ce dessin sur les tuiles portugais, placé dans le Mirador de Santa Luzia, illustre Lisbonne avant le tremblement de terre de 1755, qui a détruit presque toute la […]

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Pope in Fátima – The Program.

To celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Apparitions of Our Lady, Pope Francis will be in Fatima on 12 and 13 May. He arrives on May 12, at 5:35 p.m. and immediately goes to the Shrine, where at 6:15 p.m. he will make a prayer at the Chapel of the Apparitions. At night, the Pope […]

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The Wonderful Monastery of Jerónimos.

One of the most important monuments of Lisbon, the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, located in the neighborhood of Belém, is undoubtedly one of the most important cultural attractions of the city. Started to build in the early 1500’s, marked by a mixed Gothic and Renaissance style. It stands out for its size, but mainly for the […]

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Sunset – One of of Lisbon wonders!

  It is for images like this that we never tire of talking about the sunset in Lisbon, the moment when the city gets more charm. Whoever comes to Lisbon can not miss these fantastic moments, but attention is not equal at all times of the year, nor seen from all places and it’s for […]

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Balu – A luxury guide.

  Balu – A luxury guide. Balu is our best guide, is a very friendly Husky, knows the paths well, is always ready to help, sometimes even pulls the bicycles, loves the conviviality and give great dives in the Tagus River and the beach. In some of our bike tours, especially to Belém, Caparica and […]

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