Tiled and colourful Lisbon

Ceramic wall tiles in different colours and patterns or Azulejos, in Portuguese, are a big tradition in Portugal that was introduced during Moorish times and is still decorating numerous buildings in Lisbon. Azulejo derives from the Arabic word az-zulayj , meaning polished stone. The dominant colours are blue, yellow, green and white and the patterns are usual…

The most beautiful monasteries and churches in Lisbon

Lisbon is a city full of churches and monasteries, even if you are not an architecture lover you should definitely explore the following monuments. Jeronimos Monastery One of the most photographed monasteries in Portugal is Mosteiro dos Jeronimos (Jeronimos Monastery) which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Belem area. It was built to honor…

Miradouros of Lisbon (viewpoints)

As Lisbon is built on seven different hills facing the Tagus river, it is the ideal location to enjoy some amazing views from above. To live this unique experience you will need to pay a visit to some of its Miradouros, the viewpoints of the city that are more often beautiful terraces where you can…