Dégustation gratuite de vins portugais les 1 et 2 novembre à Lisbonne

viticultureDans la série, « Sortons des clichés de la culture portugaise », l’épisode de cette semaine: le vin !

En effet, nous vous faisions découvrir la dernière fois que la musique portugaise ne se résumait pas au Fado, c’est maintenant au tour de la gastronomie portugaise et plus particulièrement à la culture viticole portugaise de sortir des idées reçues.

Car non, le vin de Porto et le vinho verde ne sont pas les seuls vins disponibles sur les bonnes tables portugaises. Bien au contraire ! Au même titre que la France ou l’Italie (la polémique peut être lancée avec nos amis français et italiens), le Portugal a une culture du bon vin et même du très bon vin! Rouge ou blanc, pétillant ou non, ce ne sont certainement pas les bonnes bouteilles et les bons cépages qui manquent sur le territoire national.

Les visiteurs de TravelingtoLisbon ont d’ailleurs toujours un bon aperçu de cette richesse nationale avec la bouteille de vin portugais qui leur est offerte pour leur souhaiter la bienvenue à Lisbonne !

Les 1 et 2 novembre prochain, les habitants de Lisbonne et les visiteurs de nos appartements à Lisbonne auront l’occasion de vérifier la qualité et la richesse de la viticulture portugaise. Pour cela, il vous faudra vous rendre au Pátio da Galé à Terreiro do Paço (sur la Praça do Comercio) afin de rencontrer et d’échanger avec près de 30 producteurs de la région de Lisbonne et de Sétubal.

La Taberna das flores (qui ne figure pas dans notre top 10 des restaurants à Lisbonne, mais qui en est très proche) proposera à cette occasion de déguster des petiscos locaux (au prix de 3 à 5€), et le DJ Ricardo Estrela assurera l’ambiance musicale festive.

En somme, une belle occasion de profiter du week-end en associant l’utile à l’agréable et ainsi découvrir une part importante de la culture portugaise : la gastronomie.

L’entrée au Pátrio da Galé doit se faire par la rue de l’Arsenal (en face de la Praça do Município). L’événement aura lieu le 01/11 de 14h à 22h et le 02/11 de 14h à 19h.

Nous y serons, et vous?

Famous Cafés in Lisbon

No trip to Lisbon is complete without tasting the famous Lisbon coffee called bica. In Portugal, and Lisbon is not an exception, coffee is an obligatory drink. All the cafés and pastelarias in the city have the espressos (strong coffee) or the galão (latte).

Below we present a list of some of the famous Cafés in Lisbon that you can visit during your vacations in the city. You can taste a coffee indoors on in the beautiful esplanadas (outdoor terraces) spread all over the streets and avenues of Lisbon.

Café Martinho da Arcada in Lisbon’s downtown

Café Martinho da Arcada, in Lisbon

Author: João Carvalho

Opened over 200 years ago, Café Martinho da Arcada in the Comércio square, in Baixa-Chiado district, is the city’s oldest café. Coffees such as meia de leite (half milky), bicas (espressos) and the famous portuguese custard tart are served in a traditional tiled interior. It also as a restaurant, where a table remains laid for modernist poet and former guest, Fernando Pessoa.

Café Brasileira, in Chiado 

Café Brasileira, in Lisbon
This is the city’s most famous café in Lisbon, opened in the early 20th-century. Most tourists come to see the bronze statue of modernist poet and former regular customer Fernando Pessoa. Even today this coffee house in Chiado is popular with writers.

Café Benard in Chiado

Café Benard, in Lisbon
Right next door to the famous Brasileira, in the heart of historical Lisbon, is another city attraction – the Benard Café. The pastry and the croissants are an excellent reason to stop in this adorable café, opened in 1912.

Café Versailles in Saldanha
Café Versailles, in Lisbon
Located in the business district of Saldanha, this is a spectacular 19th century decorated café with a dizzying baroque confection, aristocratic grace and taste. An endless range of sweet and confections are served in a shimmering glass case and it is a must to visit.

Antiga Confeitaria de Belém in Belém
Fábrica dos Pastéis de Belém, in Lisbon
Antiga Confeitaria de Belém is a traditional café renowned for its custard tart recipe. Pasteis de Belém can be enjoyed with coffee in the maze of rooms at the back, sprinkled with cinnamon and icing sugar from battered metal shakers, or take them home in a tube with little sachets.

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Lisbon Museums

If you are an art lover or a museum fan, Lisbon is the perfect city for you. Plan an afternoon excursion to theLisbon museums where you can find fantastic collections of historical and cultural items.

Start at the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (Ancient Art Museum),in the Lapa district, were you will find some of Portugal’s finest ensemble of paintings like the panels of “São Vicente de Fora”, one of the most renowned group portraits in the European tradition. This 17th century palace also contains the work of artists like Bosch and its “Temptation of Saint Anthony” and the the Namban Screens that depict the arrival of the Portuguese in Japan in 1543.

In the Belém area there are three museums that should not be missed. The Museu Nacional dos Coches (Coaches Museum) – Lisbon’s most frequented attraction, the world’s best coach museum contains an impressive collection of coaches dating from the 17th to the 19th centuries – , the Museu da Marinha (Navy Museum) where you can findPortugal’s glorious contributions to nautical expedition and the recent Museu Berardo (Berardo Museum of Modern Art) where you can appreciate one of the world’s most acclaimed modern art collections.

In the Chiado area, one of the city’s historical neighbourhoods, the Museu do Chiado (chiado Museum), offers you a tour through the Portuguese contemporary art. For more contemporary Portuguese art there’s also the Gulbenkian Foundation’s Modern Art Center and the Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva Museum.

If you want to know Portugal better don’t miss the Fado Museum in the Alfama district and the Azulejo National Museum, near Santa Apolónia, a tribute to a most cherished aspect of Portuguese history. Exhibits trace more than 500 years of this remarkable art form with several thousand examples on hand.

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Rock in Rio 2010 – Lisbon, Portugal

Rock in Rio is a series of rock festivals held in Brazil and later in Portugal and Spain. This music festival is one of the biggest in the world. With seven editions to date – three in Brazil, three in Lisbon and one in Madrid – Rock in Rio has brought together over 4.5 million people.

The first edition of Rock in Rio Lisboa, as the festival was officially called, took place in 2004. Although the festival had a slight change of name, it kept the same structure as the Brazilian editions. An entire City of Rock, with an area of over 200.000 m2 was erected at the Parque da Bela Vista, with a large centre stage and several tents where different artists would perform, simultaneously.

The City of Rock was back to life again in May 2010, with more great bands, with numerous tents for every musical taste, and lots of other attractions within the Parque da Bela Vista in Lisbon.

Shakira, John Meyer (May 21), Elton John, Leona Lewis (May 22), Muse, Snow Patrol (May 27), Miley Cyrus (May 28), Rammstein and Megadeth(May 30) are among the confirmed bands for this year’s Rock In Rio Lisboa, set to take place May 21-30 at Parque da Bela Vista.

The Parque da Bela Vista is one of the largest open areas located within the city limits of Lisbon. Traffic and parking spaces in and around the City of Rock will be restricted. Use public transport. Use the normal subway lines (red line) to arrive at Bela Vista and the special lines when you leave.

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Lisbon football stadium

Two of Portugal’s super football stadiums are in Lisbon – Estadio Jose Alvalade, home to big team Sporting Clube de Portugal andEstadio da Luz, home to legendary Portugal football team SL Benfica. Both of these Lisbon football stadiums are north of Lisbon city centre. It’s easiest to get to them via nearby Lisbon subway stations.

Estádio da Luz – S.L.Benfica football stadium

Estádio da Luz, Lisbon

Author: Alves Gaspar

Sport Lisboa e Benfica commonly referred to as simply Benfica, is a multi-sports club based in the beautiful city of Lisbon. Although they compete in a number of different sports, Benfica is mainly known for its football team. Historically, Benfica has been one of the most successful football clubs in Portugal and Europe and is one of the Três Grandes, or Big Three, football clubs in Portugal, with Futebol Clube do Porto, and Sporting Club de Portugal, being the other two clubs, Benfica’s two biggest rivals.
The Estádio da LuzBenfica stadium, is a legendary football stadium and took centre state in the Euro 2004 football championships. Estadio da Luz is situated in the northern area of Lisbon.
Nearest Lisbon subway stations are Alto dos Moinhos or Colegio Militar/Luz, both of which are situated on the Blue line. It’s an easy walk to the Luz Stadium from both these Lisbon subway stations, and getting to the stadium via the subway is the easiest and best way to travel! Alternatively by car get to the stadium via the Segunda Circular ring road which is connected to the national motorway system.

Estádio José Alvalade – Sporting Stadium

Estádio Alvalade XXI, Lisbon

Author: Juntas

Sporting Clube de Portugal, also known locally and internationally as Sporting is the other major Portuguese Sports club based in Portugal’s capital city of Lisbon. The club is particularly renowned for its football department.
The Estadio Jose AlvaladeSporting Stadium in Lisbon is to the North of the city centre, closed to the Lisbon Airport. It was purpose built for the European Championships hosted by Portugal in 2004.This Lisbon Football Stadium is one of the most accessible. The stadium has its own Lisbon subway station called Campo Grande on the green line and on the yellowline. Campo Grande Lisbon subway Station is within easy walking distance from the football stadium. By car you’ve also easy access to Alvalade Stadium off the Segunda Circular ring road and from Calcada de Carriche

Smaller Football Stadiums in Lisbon are to the west of the city centre.
Estadio Nacional known also as Estadio do Jamor is home to National Portuguese football.

National Stadium, Lisbon

Author: Koshelyev


Estadio do Restelo
 is home to football team CF Belenenses.

Restelo Stadium, Lisbon

Author: Wiki-observer

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Urban Sketchers – Lisbon

They have absolutely amazing sketches from different spots of Lisbon.
I am sure you will not regreat!

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos Sketch

Urban Sketchers is a non-profit organization dedicated to raising the artistic, storytelling and educational value of location drawing, promoting its practice and connecting people around the world who draw on location where they live and travel. We aim to show the world, one drawing at a time.”

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Ginjinha do Rossio – A popular spot in Lisbon

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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