In Lisboa, the fresh air, the beauty of the landscape, temperate climate and local friendliness come together in harmony. Scattered all over town, there are many esplanades where one can talk, study, make out or simply do nothing. Come and discover these peaceful meeting points.
To better view the river, why not descend the hill to the Baixa. There one finds many typical Lisboa esplanades, the muse of many intellectuals. The nest of poets, writers, singers and other artists, in the Baixa one feels the weight of tradition.
The climb may be strenuous, but when one reaches the end of the Rua do Carmo, the sight will be well worthwhile. Here you will see the new Chiado, built after the fire that destroyed this part of town in the eighties. With Siza Vieira as the man in charge, it has been reborn in the best possible taste.
The Tejo mirror
Night and day…always by the Tejo river. Here one finds some of the finest esplanades of Lisboa. We start with Spazio Evazione, next to the Museu da Electricidade (Electricity Museum), which is open from midday to one in the morning. It is three metres away from the river, and houses a restaurant and newspaper stand. There are many tables of different colours, sun umbrellas, fresh drinks and cool ice-creams.