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The Light of Lisbon

The Light of Lisbon

One thing visitors notice immediately when they visit Lisbon is its light. Dozens of artists wrote and sang about it, photographers find in Lisbon the perfect scenario for their creations… but what makes this city’s light so special?

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Why Belém, in Lisbon, is a must-visit spot?

Why Belém, in Lisbon, is a must-visit spot?

Belém, in Lisbon, is one of the most visited places of the capital. And it is very interesting to realize that there are two types of people: the curious ones, with a huge willingness to visit the monuments, and those who just want to relax and spend quiet and peaceful moments with family and friends in the gardens or by the river.

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streets of Bairro Alto

Bairro Alto, a hill that lasts for 500 years

The silence of the day in the narrow streets, cut only by one or another phrase that could be heard in a Portuguese village, contrasts with the movement and the music of the nights. Popular in its origin, at the gates of a cosmopolitan Lisbon, between Chiado and downtown, Bairro Alto emerged, first with fishermen, then with Jesuit priests, nobles, craftsmen and even with a certain bohemia resulting from fado and prostitution.

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Portuguese sidewalk image

The origin of the stones of the Portuguese sidewalk was due to a rhino

If you see it from above, Largo do Chiado, in Lisbon, looks like a lace rosette. White stone dotted with black stone, converging to the center, with the statue of the poet of 16th-century António Ribeiro Chiado, and cut by the rails of the tram 28. It is one of the most emblematic pieces of the Portuguese sidewalk, an integral part of the history of one of the symbols of urbanism in Portugal.

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Velas do Loreto: a very special candle shop

Velas do Loreto: a very special candle shop

A candle shop may not just be a simple store, where, in this case, a large number of candles are sold. It may rather be a place with some magic, a place that you will want to visit, and whose piece of history, along with one or another aromatic candle, you will definitely want to keep. So, let’s find out why “Velas do Loreto” or “Casa das Velas do Loreto” is a very special place to visit in Lisbon.

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