One more thing. You cant leave Lisbon if you haven't gone to 'THE BRASILEIRA' its a cofee-bar unique ( i think) in the world. A very good cofee in avery good place , very calm, near from the center but sufficient far of the noise city center
The decoration is also unique, and very exceptional
I reccomend this place above all
i'm not really into amusement parks, but I'll admit it was rather entertaining to go here one night and try out one of the rides. I went on that thing that spins you around in circles. Since my friends and I were the only ones on the ride, the operator left us on there extra long. I think for at least 10 minutes, and I'm not even exaggerating. Needless to say, we were all puking or about to do so after we stumbled off the ride.
There's tons of games, rides, etc. here so if you are in Colombo and bored, head over to the amusement park. Outside there's this ride that flings you in a ball through the air at top speeds.
Cinemateca is a gorgeous renovated old theater that plays many independent and foreign films. Aside from the fantastic theaters with plush, leather seating, Cinemateca also holds a library and photo archive, a film museum, bookshop, snack bar and restaurant, and temporary exhibits.
Movie tickets are only 2,5 Euro
In Rossio you can taste a typical Lisbon sweet drink – “Ginja” or “Ginjinga”... Is alcoholic but very sweet & drunken in a very small amount glass, appreciated by everyone...
This historical “Ginjinha drinking spot” is just a very old & tiny tavern considered an official monument, where people always stopped, by brief moments, to have a sweet taste of Lisbon...
You can appreciate an incredible diversity composed by all: ages, cultures and social classes (tourists often crowds in this spot)... People is always arriving and leaving, excellent for a taste of Lisbon human heart and soul...
In Lisbon Castle (take bus nº 37 from "Praça da Figueira" – downtown), there is a very amusing and picturesque party at the end of June or early July (the exact date is not regular)... The “Castle Beer Festival” where children, adults, young locals and tourists can mingle together across long tables in the open air, in front of concerts and recreated historical way of partying in castles... It starts at 2 PM and ends at midnight and it goes from one weekend to the other....
In the evenings, you can listen to great ancient and contemporaneous folk music and eat great and cheap typical food and beer.. You can not loose this, specially because of the day & night views and landscapes that surrounds the whole party events...
The Port Wine Institute on Rua de S.Pedro de Alcantara 45 has an incredible selection of ports for you to try by the glass. It was our impression that you will feel more at home if you go smartly dressed.
Go to see a good 'fado'. The most well-know people about this music are: Argentina Santos with her black clothes in memory of Maria Severa, Alfredo Duarte well-know as 'O Marceneiro' (who wrote most of the songs) or Amália Rodrigues
Enjoy the sun and a cold drink on one of the many terraces in Lisbon. I just love to hang out on one of these and watch all the people that go by. Some may call this a waste of time, but I could just sit down and do this half a day ;-)
For me the unique quality is that the bull lives. Not to be considered sport but, art. Skill and bravery are most definitely on display here. Campo Pequeno (metro) has the nearest bullring to the centre. Built in 1892, it opens between Easter and late September. Tickets are priced from 1000esc (stone seat in the sun on the top rings) to 12000esc (plastic seats in the shade close to the ground). If you are in the cheap seats, be sure and take a cushion or something to sit on.
Fado... There is a new generation of singers bringing new life into the Fado, the 'Portuguese Blues'. The most know of the 'old ones' is Amalia…
The Portuguese guitar is the key to the origins of the Portuguese Fado. This twelve-string instrument is derived from a lute from Congo that was taken to the Portuguese colonies in Latin America by African slaves in the 15th Century. After undergoing some changes, the guitar found its way to Portugal. In the colonies it was used to accompany rhythmic dances, but in Portugal the 'guitarra Portuguesa' was used to accompany local traditional songs: the Fado…
You must see many things... but I'm going to talk now about bulfigths...
Life and death in front of Your eyes.
Every third sunday in the month, the republican guard are changing at 11 o`clock in front of the Ajuda palace in Bel`em. I take 45 min. and is worth the time.There are musik and Guard on horses
The cablecar is located in the Parque das Naçoes and runs over the edge of the River Tagus (Rio Tejo) between the south and north ends of the Expo site. From up here you can enjoy a wonderful view!