June 21, 2017

767 Lisbon Bus

The 767 Lisbon bus runs from Reboleira metro station, the northern terminus on the Blue Line of the Lisbon Metro, south west across the city to Campo Mártires Pátria.

767 Lisbon Bus.


The bus links many metro stations including Colégio Militar, Campo Grande and Saldanha as well as a number of places of interest in the Portuguese capital.

Services from Reboleira begin at 6am with the last buses at 12.07am. There are reduced services at weekends and on public holidays.


May 31, 2017

Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa

The soaring tower of the Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa in Lisbon contains one of the city's largest and grandest hotels.

Sheraton Hotel Lisbon Portugal.

The five star hotel boasts spacious rooms, LCD TVs, and the top floor restaurant and bar with superb views out over the Portuguese capital.

The hotel is located close to Picoas metro station and Marques de Pombal. The Sheraton is also very close to the Casa-Museu Doutor Anastácio Gonçalves and just a short walk from the outstanding Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

Sheraton Hotel Lisbon Portugal.

Other facilities at the Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa include an outdoor pool, a spa and wellness, center, free wifi and car park.

Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa
Rua Latino Coelho
1, Avenidas Novas
1069-025 Lisbon

April 29, 2017

783 Lisbon Bus

The 783 Lisbon bus runs from Portela to Prior Velho - Amoreiras via Lisbon Airport, Campo Grande, Saldanha, Picoas, and Pombal.

783 Lisbon Bus, Portugal.


The bus links many metro stations and places of interest in the Portuguese capital.

Services from Portela begin at 5.05am with the last buses at midnight. There are reduced services at weekends and on public holidays.

736 Lisbon Bus, Lisbon, Portugal.

April 28, 2017

736 Lisbon Bus

The 736 Lisbon bus runs from Odivelas to Cais do Sodré via Entrecampos metro station, Campo Pequeno Station, Saldanha, Picoas, Pombal, Restauradores, Rossio and on to Cais do Sodré Station.

736 Lisbon Bus, Portugal.


The bus links many metro stations and places of interest in the Portuguese capital.

Services from Odivelas begin at 4.45am with the last buses at 11.25pm. There are reduced services at weekends and on public holidays.

736 Lisbon Bus, Lisbon, Portugal.

April 13, 2017

Jardim Amália Rodrigues

The Jardim Amália Rodrigues is a pleasant park located just north of Parque Eduardo VII and the Estufa Fria. It opened in 1996.

Jardim Amália Rodrigues, Lisbon.


The garden, which consists of a grassy hillock and a lake, was named in 2000 after the famous fado singer, Amália Rodrigues (1920-1999).

The area is one of the highest points in the city and has excellent views. The nearby El Corte Ingles is also prominent.

Jardim Amália Rodrigues, Lisbon.


The park is decorated with a statue by the Colombian sculptor Fernando Botero and an excellent cafe/bar and terrace surrounds the small lake.

Jardim Amália Rodrigues, Lisbon.


Jardim Amália Rodrigues
Alameda Cardeal Cerejeira
1070-310 Lisboa
Portugal

The nearest Lisbon metro stations to Jardim Amália Rodrigues are Parque and Sao Sebastao.

Jardim Amália Rodrigues, Lisbon.

April 3, 2017

Picoas Metro Station Lisbon

Picoas Metro Station Lisbon is one stop north west from Marques de Pombal Station on the Amarela Line and is known for its iconic, original cast iron entrance way that was donated by the Paris metro.


The Art Nouveau Paris metro entrances were the work of Hector Guimard (1867-1942) and were intended to make the metro inviting to Parisians.


The interior of Picoas Station contains art work by Portuguese artist Martins Correia (1910-1999) in azulejos tiles and sculpture. The theme of Correia's work is Lisbon and its people.

Picoas Metro Station Lisbon.

Some of the vacant buildings surrounding Picoas Station have recently become the canvases for some large scale contemporary street art.


Picoas is one stop from Marques de Pombal Station and one stop from Saldanha. Nearby attractions include the Casa Museu Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves.



March 31, 2017

Capela de Nossa Senhora de Monserrate

The small Capela de Nossa Senhora de Monserrate church stands beneath one of the arches of the aqueduct within the Jardim das Amoreiras, close to the Mãe d'Água das Amoreiras Reservoir.

Capela de Nossa Senhora de Monserrate, Lisbon.


The church was built in 1768 and dedicated to Our Lady of Monserrate in honor of the patron saint of the French silk artisans who came to the Royal Factory in Lisbon to ply their trade. The Royal Silk Factory (Fábrica de Tecidos de Seda) stood across the Jardim das Amoreiras and is now the Fundação Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva.

Capela de Nossa Senhora de Monserrate, Lisbon.


The simple, rectangular church has a simple façade with a triangular pediment. In the interior the wooden altars are painted to imitate marble, with the dome covered by tempera painting with the use of transformed shells and wreaths of country flowers, associated with the symbolism of the Virgin Mary.

Capela de Nossa Senhora de Monserrate
Praça das Amoreiras, 1250-096 Lisbon

Rato is the nearest Lisbon metro station.