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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The Bairro Alto is one of the most characterful and attractive neighbourhoods in Lisbon. It’s a place where people meet in an eclectic and multicultural atmosphere.
Small restaurants, Fado houses, bars, pubs and Cafés as well as some unusual, expensive shops are all around the streets, lanes and alleys. It is interesting that Bairro Alto presents a fundamentally different face during the day than from night time. Throughout the day the busy hustle and bustle of the inhabitants, who mostly know one another, predominates.
At night, everything is different. Restaurants, Bars and some eccentric and trendy shops, that stay open until late at night, are full of tourists and people of all ages. With its narrow, up and down streets, Bairro Alto is a place that never sleeps, promising an enjoyable night to its visitors.
The main streets of Bairro Alto are Rua da Rosa where most of Restaurants, Bars and clubs are located and Rua do Norte where you can find the alternative fashion shops.
At times, the Bairro Alto area was strongly influenced by the newspaper industry with many small printing works and editorial offices setting up business here. The roads Rua do Diário de Noticias and Rua do Século still bear witness to the offices of two of the larger daily newspapers which were once produced here.
Walking up the vantage point is Principe Real, where along with some second-hand bookstores and antique shops can be found. In some ways, this place is an extension of Bairro Alto and a friendly place in which there are plenty of bars and clubs.
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