Sunday, June 14, 2009
Friday, June 5, 2009
Friday, May 29, 2009
Lisboa is a Hip and Charming City where modernity and sophisticationlive in harmony with tradition and history according to prestigious publications
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Under the aegis of the European Astronomy Year, the Festival will be held from August 1 to 15, 2009. It will once again add greater life to the riverside area, from Belém to Nations’ Park, as well as Lisboa’s Historic Centre, with a diverse calendar, including almost two dozen events (conferences, exhibits, entertainment and shows). This mega event promoted by Lisboa Tourism, and sponsored by Portugal Tourism, Lisboa City Council and Casino Lisboa, will be associated in 2009 with UNESCO. They will jointly celebrate the International Astronomy Union, and the observations made by Galileo, using his telescope. The Oceans Festival and the culinary event Fish in Lisboa, both organized by Lisboa Tourism, have already contributed greatly to place the Portuguese capital firmly on the international calendar of mega events. http://www.festivaldosoceanos.com/
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Friday, April 3, 2009
Altis Belem Hotel & Spa - Opened since the end of February 2009, in the tourist area of Belém, this five-star design boutique hotel offers a unique waterfront location with amazing Tejo river views. With 45 rooms and 5 suites, the hotel main theme is based on the Discoveries. The Altis Belem also features a signature Feitoria restaurant, by 1-michelin star chef Jose Cordeiro, specialized in traditional and modern Portuguese cuisine and the B SPA with its indoor and outdoor pools, gym, Hamman, Vichy shower, a variety of massage and treatments, and a top-floor sundeck.
Friday, February 27, 2009
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Monday, December 29, 2008
Sunday, December 21, 2008
A new permanent exhibition called “Núcleo Museológico do Castelo de São Jorge” opened on December 19, 2008 at Lisbon’s Castelo de Sao Jorge (St. George Castle) located in the city’s highest hill. It includes more than 1000 important archaeological objects found over various excavations that the castle was subjected since 1997, such as tiles, knifes, ceramics, etc. Each of the pieces shows the richness and the cultural diversity that always existed in Lisbon. The exhibition also reflects the life and traditions of all the inhabitants that lived in the area for more than 25 centuries including Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Muslims, and Moors. The visit to the exhibition is included in the castle’s ticket price that costs 5 € - discounts are available and entrance is free for Children under 10 years old, Adults over 65 years old, Tourism Guides, Reporters and Teachers. This center is an additional reason why not to miss to go up the hill and enjoy breathtaking views over the romantic city of Lisbon while visiting the periscope of the Tower of Ulysses, which now houses a camera obscura with a giant periscope that allows to enjoy an amazing 360º panoramic view of the city in real time. This Museologic Center is part of a bigger project called "Musealização da Praça Nova " that is scheduled to open at end of the first trimester of 2009 also inside the castle and that was designed by architect Carrilho da Graça. 95% of the million visitors that the castle receives each year are foreigners. For more information visit www.castelosaojorge.egeac.pt
Hotel developers are seeing Lisbon’s urban vibe and historical underpinnings as key reasons to locate new boutique hotels in the city. Nine new, small hotels are set to open in Lisbon soon, with a total of 470 rooms total. They’ll be located in such historic neighborhoods as Baixa and Bairro Alto, and along the Avenida da Liberdade, near fashionable areas and in buildings that reflect the city’s architectural and historic heritage. The city currently has only about 237 rooms in small, boutique hotels. One of those hotels will be the trendy and stylist Altis Belem Hotel, that is set to open in January 2009 in the Belem area. The hotel will feature 42 rooms of high quality and comfort, and an gourmet restaurant - Feitoria - that will serve the very best of Portuguese cuisine, where chef José Cordeiro, who in 2004/05 and 2005/06 received one Michelin star and was considered in 2004 the best chef by Academia Portuguesa de Gastronomia, will present a "genuine cuisine, based on the best that Portugal has to offer. The hotel will also have a bar, a terraced café, a spa and several meeting rooms. Click here to check the entire list of the new hotels that are set to open in Lisbon.
Tuesday, December 16, 2008
Wednesday, December 10, 2008
5 OCEANOS - Fresh fish and shellfish dishes with Portuguese traditions are the specialties at this new venue.
BOCCA - Opened in the city center, with a menu produced by a young, creative team and cuisine inspired by Portuguese tradition. Head chef Alexandre Silva has worked at the top hotels in Lisbon (Sofitel, Tivoli, Lisboa Plaza, Bica do Sapato). Lunch and dinner, with a different menu for each, will be served. A recent menu included foie gras with pistachio crust, black risotto, fillet of Charolais beef, dark chocolate soft-centered pudding, and milk cream flavored with rosemary. The restaurant offers over 60 wines. To know more details about this place check also a recent posting by Jthetravelauthority.blogspot.com
BRASSERIE FLO - In the style of a traditional French brasseries, Brasserie Flo Lisbon offers French cuisine with culture and theatre.
MOON - the K group opened recently this new space at Kubo, located in Doca de Santos. With a modern and minimalist decor this new restaurant offers tasteful gourmet cuisine dishes and great views of the Tejo river and the 25 de Abril bridge.
OHCOD - This restaurant opened in April 2008 and belongs to the father and mentor of Chef Olivier, Michel da Costa. The menu here focuses on cod dishes.
OLIVIER AVENIDA - The Tivoli Jardim restaurant reopened with Chef Olivier in charge, presiding over an innovative and eclectic menu.
TABERNA IDEAL – opened about one month ago, this local tavern located at Rua da Esperança, 112, in Santos neighborhood, intends to recreate the local ambience of the traditional Portuguese taverns. Using antique porcelain, the home-made style food using fresh products offer unique and tasteful experiences. Tel. +351 21 396 2744
TERRACO RESTAURANT - In July, 2008, Chef Luis Baena opened this restaurant with panoramic views at the top floors of the Tivoli Lisbon Hotel. And more will follow by reknowned chefs such Henrique Sa Pessoa and Fausto Aroldi.
SERGI AROLA at Penha Longa - Just outside the city of Lisbon, near Sintra, Sergi Arola opened in May with the Hotel Penha Longa Resort. “Cozinha Atlântica” is the type of cuisine served here by the Spanish chef. Menu items include tapas, patatas bravas (potatoes with hot sauce), and sophisticated first courses. To know more details about this place check also a recent posting by Jthetravelauthority.blogspot.com