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.

March 20, 2017

HF Fenix Garden Lisbon

The HF Fenix Garden in Lisbon is very conveniently located just to the west of Pombal Square (Praça do Marquês de Pombal) and just south of Parque Eduardo VII.

HF Fenix Garden Lisbon.


The rooms are spacious and clean with modern facilities and free Wifi. The staff are friendly and efficient and the breakfasts outstanding. A number of foreign language TV stations are available on the TVs in the rooms.

The HF Fenix Garden stands in a cluster of HF hotels at Pombal Square including the HF Fenix Lisboa and the themed HF Fenix Music.

HF Fenix Garden Lisbon.

Marques de Pombal is the nearest Lisbon metro station and the Praça do Marquês de Pombal is a hub for many bus lines in Lisbon including the AeroBus to Lisbon Airport.

HF Fenix Garden
Rua Joaquim Antonio De Aguiar, 3
Santo Antonio, 1050-010 Lisbon
Portugal

HF Fenix Garden Lisbon.

March 1, 2017

International Youth Hostel of Lagos

The International Youth Hostel of Lagos (Pousada de Juventude) is centrally located in the old town of Lagos on the Algarve.

International Youth Hostel of Lagos.

As well as shared dorm rooms, the International Youth Hostel in Lagos also offers private rooms. breakfast is included in the price and there is free Wifi on the property. Visitors can also enjoy a common room, book exchange, games room and laundry facilities. A Hostelling International membership card is required to stay.

International Youth Hostel of Lagos
Rua Lançarote de Freitas 50, 8600 Lagos
Lagos

International Youth Hostel of Lagos.