29 Sep, 2016 in Lisbon
arco-da-rua-augusta-lisbon-4

If you’re visiting Lisbon it’s very likely that at some point you’ll hit the Praca do Comercio, the historical commercial center of Lisbon. Lots of things to see and do in the area, and the plaza is spectacular, but to really be able to experience it you should head up the Rua Augusta Arch and look […]

7 Aug, 2016 in Lisbon
Praca do Comercio Lisbon (3)

At the heart of Lisbon, near the Tagus river is the Praça do Comércio, the former commerce center of Lisbon. With the imposing statue of Dom José I, Verissimo da Costa’s grand Arco da Rua Augusta, and the vast empty space surrounded by gorgeous architecture, the square makes quite an impression. It has a glorious past, and […]

12 Jul, 2016 in Lisbon
Castelo de Saint Jorge Lisbon Portugal (23)

Upon my arrival to Lisbon coming out of the subway I quickly identified the potential in the mountain high fort overlooking the Lisbon old city central area. The following morning, I looked it up, and made my way up to see the Castelo de Sao Jorge (São Jorge Castle), a Moorish castle dating back over 2000 years […]

2 Jun, 2016 in Lisbon
University of Lisbon campus (2)

In my last visit to Lisbon I had a meeting at the Catolica Lisbon School of Business & Economics and so decided to make half a day out of it to explore the nearby area and the University of Lisbon campus. It was a gloomy day that didn’t allow for a full appreciation of campus and it […]

23 May, 2016 in Lisbon
National Pantheon - Lisbon Portugal (3)

The 17th century Church of Santa Engrácia is now the official Portuguese National Pantheon serving as the burial grounds for famous figures in Portugal. Poets, thinkers, politicians, generals, religious figures, leaders, it’s a wide collection of people that are at the political consensus. It’s an impressive building, the architecture is glorious, and best thing of all, ofcourse, […]

10 Apr, 2016 in Lisbon
LX factory Lisbon Portugal

Lisbon is a great city with lots of interesting areas offering a wide variety of attractions. One interesting area that’s a bit different from all the architectural historical tourist areas of Lisbon is the funky LX Factory art area, a former factory located under the industrial bridge connecting to the other side of the river, […]

21 Mar, 2016 in Lisbon
National Coach Museum Lisbon Spain (8)

In the last post I wrote about the funky small specialty museums all over Lisbon, and mentioned my visit to the old National Coach Museum. Well, there’s a much bigger and more modern coach museum, 2-min walk away from the old one, housed in a contemporary large hall, with an even larger selection of coaches. […]

18 Mar, 2016 in Lisbon
National Coach Museum Lisbon Spain (36)

I love specialty museums. Over the years, the more I traveled – the more I grew tired of the typical arts, history, natural history, and science museums. To impress me, I need a city to offer me specialty museums, and luckily – Lisbon has plenty of those. Lisbon has museums about Fado, Lisbon city, design , old electricity factory, […]

29 Feb, 2016 in Lisbon, Visions
Visions of Lisbon Portugal (18)

During the one week off for carnival in the Netherlands, I took off for a first visit to Portugal. I knew very little about Portugal, and had absolutely zero expectations. Despite rainy gloomy weather most days I visited, I can summarize my visit to Lisbon and Sintra as a huge success. Once again, I found […]

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