300 Years Serving Lisbon

Casa do Alentejo originated as a gentleman's club some 300 years ago. In more recent times the House of Alentejo has been a restaurant, serving great local specialities to the community of Baixa for the past 97 Years!

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Lisbon Under Stars

Set in the ruins of Carmo Church, Lisbon Under Stars is a multimedia projection show which depicts 600 years of Portuguese history from 1385 to the present day.

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The Carnation Revolution

The Carnation Revolution overthrew the authoritarian regime of the Estado Novo which ruled Portugal from 1932 to 1974 under the leadership of the fascist dictator called Salazar.

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Sweet Lisbon!

The selection of cafes in Lisbon is truly impressive and my tip is to find establishments where the cafes have their own bakeries as you can't replace freshness. Pastelaria ALCÔA is winning awards and is a must go destination for sweet treats.

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Perfect Port

The atmosphere at the Instituto dos Vinho do Douro e Porto is appropriately austere but don't let that put you off and venture in to experience an amazing array of exquisite Port Wines to suit all tastes and pockets. 

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Monument of Discoveries

Lisbon is brimming full of history and the city boasts some of the worlds most magnificent monuments to remember and honour its past. Make time to visit the Monument of Discoveries and the district of Belem.

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Wine dispensary in Bairro Alto

If you are looking for a little sanctuary amidst the revelers there are a few oasis which are definitely worth checking out and The Old Pharmacy Wine Inn is one of those.

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LX FACTORY

It's a quirky place with a really nice vibe, lots of cafes to grab a bite to eat and an amazing roof top bar to catch another wonderful Lisbon sunset.

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Top 5 Lisbon New Years Eve Venues 2017

The Little Book of Lisbon - Top 5 Lisbon New Years Eve venues. I've chosen venues which offer great views for the firework displays and are also located in interesting places, all with spectacular views over the River Tagus.

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Top 5 Lisbon New Years Eve Venue Countdown 2017 - #2

My #2 choice for New Years Eve Lisbon 2017. Every time I visit Lisbon it keeps on throwing me more tasty treats and I found a really tasty treat by accident when hanging out along the River Tagus promenade near Belem, it's called Sud Lisboa.

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Indulgence & Inner Beauty

The Cafe dates back to 1961 when several local bakeries combined to pool their expertise and these days it continues to offer exceptional cakes and breads in a remarkable environment.

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Mellow Yellow - Pastéis de Nata

My love of Lisbon starts every day at breakfast ... what's indulgent for some is normal for the Lisbon locals, so go with the custard flow and enjoy a Pastéis de Nata with your morning espresso.

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Crazy for Sardines

The goggled, top hatted staff are wonderfully enthusiastic in explaining the concept of the store which lures you into purchasing Portuguese sardines and the concept is simple.

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Lisbon Fusion

Every time I visit Lisbon I find new restaurants. Some have been there forever and I've just missed them but more often I've been walking by familiar buildings and finding new openings and exciting venues for food and entertainment.

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Very Cool in a Hot City!

You just have to do a little searching to sort out the good from the not so good and sometimes you'll find a really great place run by really great people.

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Volvo Ocean Race - Lisbon

It may be November but the best place to be in Lisbon this weekend is on the water with the Volvo Ocean Race. The weather forecast on Saturday & Sunday is for clear skies & 20 Degrees so there are no excuses not to miss this event.

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Lunch in Belem

The food is simply great, the atmosphere is as local as you can get and the prices are incredibly reasonable for the food which will be served to you.

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Breakfast in a Lisbon Garden

When the weather is on your side (it normally is in Lisbon) why not have your eggs Sunny Side Up?The best way to describe Esplanada Cafe is ‘Really Nice’.

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Cinema with the Stars

Check out the coolest Open Air Cinema you'll find in Europe. It looks like a pop-up event on every Thursday evening running until October 12th 2017 when they are showing one of my all time favourite classics, 'Scarface'.

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Cascais

Cascais is a wonderful fishing town located about 30 minutes from Lisbon.

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Lisbon Introduction

People live in the city and over the shops, cafes and offices are homes & apartments which provides the heartbeat to this thriving community

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Sintra

Sintra is yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site and you won’t be disappointed with Sintra.

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Lisbon Beaches

It can get hot in the city so you may want to cool down in the Atlantic. Here's how to get to the beach!

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25th of April Bridge

25th of April Bridge which was completed in 1966 and was originally named after the then dictator, Salazar.

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Cais do Sodré

This is another great landmark for you and it’s where you can get the train to Cascais & Estoril.

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Tram 28

A great way to see the sights is the tram and Tram 28 is the one to take to discover Alfama which is the medieval part of Lisbon.

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Cacilhas

Cacilhas is located on the far bank of the River Tagus and you'll need to take the ferry for this adventure.

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Miradouro Santa Catarina

It's a wonderful spot to see the sun set in Lisbon and you'll find a bohemian audience joining you to take in the magic.

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Bica Funicular

This funicular was originally powered by a counter- balance of water weights and cables and dates back to 1892

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Largo do Carmo

Largo do Carmo is a small but beautiful square in the heart of the city which also brings its fair share of history.

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Lisbon Cathedral 

The Cathedral is a microcosm of an amazing history of Lisbon involving Kings, Popes and the Moors, all of whom have had a massive influence on this intriguing city.

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Jeronimos Monastery

This is another UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a fine example of Portuguese Gothic architecture.

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Belem Tower

The Tower is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and served as the home of the Captain of the Navy, a prison for traitors and a fort from where to defend Lisbon as it is positioned at the mouth of the river Tagus. 

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