There is a curious street in Alcântara about a strange man: Jau.
Vila Martel hides behind a closed door at the number 55 in Rua das Taipas, on the slope of Glória.
The trade of Lisbon's favourite fish for Christmas dinner has been more intense in the past, but it still survives in the street that witnessed the most important events in Lisbon's recent history, from the earthquake to 25th April.
January 22nd marks another anniversary of the death of Saint Vincent, the saint that was once the patron saint of Lisbon and the Kingdom of Portugal, until he was replaced by Saint Anthony, today unbeatable in the preference of Lisboners.
For those who walk by Campo Grande it may go unnoticed, but around the 11 hectares of the renamed Jardim Mário Soares, there is a collection of games dedicated to mathematics.
Berliners can be found in any café in Lisbon, stuffed with multiple flavors but they are especially famous at the beaches, where the sellers shout “Look at the berliner!”.
Anyone who gets a glimpse of this pleasant 17th-century palace, serene under the shade of the Alvalade trees, has no idea that the Coruchéus Library has lived several lives, survived the great earthquake, served noble purposes and less noble ones, like when it hosted the extramarital escapades of Felipe II of Spain, I of Portugal.
Avenue Almirante Reis is known for multiculturalism, different experiences that come together there. But where does this mysterious name come from?
What is that building above Porto Brandão, on the other side of the river? An old pesthouse, once the biggest in the world
Have you ever heard of the Lazareto de Porto Brandão? Maybe you’ve seen it from the northern margin of the river Tejo.
What if I told you that, once upon a time, there was a crocodile in ... the Chelas neighborhood?
You’ve probably heard of the Vasco da Gama bridge, or even crossed it. It was baptized with the name of the famous portuguese navigator, and it connects Alcochete to Lisbon and to Sacavém.
It is located on Rua dos Correeiros, right in the heart of downtown Lisbon, and it originally started as a tailor shop.
In Chiado, where you can find the statue of Luís de Camões, there used to be a Palace: the Marialva Marquis Palace.
In the Tower of Belém, have you ever noticed the rhinoceros that appears on the façade?
The Segunda Circular is the urban road that connects the eastern part of Lisbon to the western part, where traffic chaos is often experienced.
Have you ever visited the Roman Theater of Lisbon? One of the first buildings to be erected in the Roman city of Felicitas Iulia Olisipo (Lisbon), during the time of Emperor Augustus, and later remodeled during the time of Nero.
Lisbon is full of fountains, the kind that supplied the city in times of water scarcity.
Have you ever heard a Lisbon native using the famous expression "résvés Campo de Ourique"? It's quite possible that you have, and there are many reasons to explain its existence.
Feira da Ladra is the famous street market where used clothing, antiques, handicrafts, and more are bought and sold.
In the middle of Chiado, there is an italian pearl, 500 years old. It is the Church of Our Lady of Loreto, near Largo Camões. It is a meeting point and even the birthplace of the Italian Nation.
The first painting with a black person in a position other than subordinate, among a series of subversive and polemic drawings.
Palácio do Grilo is many things: a palace-museum-restaurant-bar-theatre, whatever the visitor wants. With more than 200 rooms to visit, the Palace's atmosphere takes you to another dimension, to dreams, to a live movie, to the fantastic.
This is a sweet little tart with a special place in Portuguese gastronomic and even literary heritage. It makes up the list of Portuguese desserts prepared with cheese and rivals another giant of Portuguese pastry, the pastel de nata.
In Alvalade, nine friends united their love for the Bairro with their taste for cinema and gave life to a project that mobilizes the neighborhood's neighbors.
In the spring, it is from the Tagus that we best see the purple mantle that invades the city of Lisbon with its jacarandas. And rightly so, because the Tagus has everything to do with the history of these trees - they arrived in the 19th century coming from Brazil.
Where did Fernando Pessoa, the portuguese poet known for his heteronyms, die? Do you know?
The communication and transport revolution began in the 19th century and in Portugal, one of the first steps happened on the 16th September 1856 with the installation of the first electrical telegraphic network, in Lisbon.
Museums have a lot of secrets. But some of those secrets are quite unusual. In the National Museum of Archeology, at Praça do Império, Belém, there is a mummy with prostate cancer!
There is a neighborhood that dared to defy the architecture of the Salazar’s Estado Novo, when the country lived under a dictatorship.
Perhaps you haven't noticed a statue in the São Pedro de Alcântara garden, in Bairro Alto.
In 1833, a cemetery was built in the Estrela parish to accommodate the victims of a devastating cholera epidemic that struck Lisbon.
Perhaps you have already noticed the big statue in D. Luís I Square, next to Mercado da Ribeira.
Simão Bookstore, located in the Escadinhas de São Cristóvão in Alfama, is one of the smallest bookstores in the world.
Dermatology is not an old field, but the Museum of Portuguese Dermatology Dr. Luís Sá de Penella, located in Hospital dos Capuchos on Alameda de Santo António dos Capuchos, was established in 1955, although the idea behind this museum dates back to 1946.
When the news broke that the former Sommer warehouses, located in the Coculim Palace on Cais de Santarém Street, would be transformed into a hotel, a team of archaeologists embarked on excavations, uncovering fascinating secrets!
You might have already come across the Casa do Alentejo on Portas de Santo Antão Street, a former and beautiful palace that is a heritage of all Alentejo people, where Alentejan culture is showcased and promoted.
You've probably walked through Rossio Square, the bustling heart of Lisbon, and its neighboring square, Praça da Figueira.
In the Chiado district, on Misericórdia Street, you'll find the oldest restaurant in the country and one of the oldest in Europe: Tavares Restaurant, which opened its doors in 1784!
In Belém, the decision to transform the former palace that once served as the residence of the governor of the Tower of Belém into a hotel brought a surprise: excavations would reveal that beneath the ground lay remnants of a Roman fish sauce factory!