The most popular place in Lisbon to drink the famous Ginjinha is at “The Ginjinha do Rossio“, located at Praça de São Domingos,Rossio, Baixa district. It is a tiny bar where you can have fun gathering with the locals!
Ginjinha or just Ginja, is a Portuguese typical drink and one of our favourite liqueurs. It is made by infusing sour cherry in Portuguese brandy (aguardente) and adding sugar with other ingredients. It is served in a shot form with a piece of the fruit in the bottom of the cup.
Lots of people stops in this little establishment in Rossio to tasted it.
As a matter of fact, the Rossio has been a meeting place for people of Lisbon for centuries. Some of the cafés and shops of the square date from the 18th century, like the Café Nicola, where poet Manuel Maria Barbosa du Bocage used to meet friends. Other traditional shops include thePastelaria Suíça and this famous establishment, the Ginjinha do Rossio. The building of the Maria II Theatre only made the area more attended byLisbon high society in the 19th century. Nowadays it is constantly populated by local people and tourists.
Right on the leftside of the Maria II Theatre, close to the Restauradores square, you find the Rossio station were you can take all suburban trains to the tourist sights of Sintra via Queluz and Rossio’s metro station (green line.
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