May 2, 2014

Teatro Politeama

The Teatro Politeama in the Baixa area of Lisbon dates from 1913. The theatre was designed by the Portuguese architect Miguel Ventura Terra (1866-1919) and financed by Luis Antonio Pereira, whose dream it was to create a theatre.

Teatro Politeama, Baixa, Lisbon

The Politeama's debut show was withthe operetta "Valsa de Amor" (Waltz of Love) with Cremilda de Oliveira and Sofia Santos in the lead roles. Most of the giants of Portuguese theatre have performed at the Politeama in its over 100 years of history in revues, musicals and ballets.

Teatro Politeama
R. Portas de Sto. Antão, 109
1150-266 Lisboa
Tel: 213 405 700


January 6, 2014

Sintra Station

The railway Station in Sintra is a pretty place with a pleasing exterior and azulejos decorating the interior.

Sintra Station, Portugal

The station in Sintra is a walk from the historic center in Sintra Vila or there is a local bus.

Sintra Station is on the Sintra Line to Rossio Station, Oriente, Entrecampos, Sete Rios and Campolide in Lisbon.

There are trains to Sintra approximately every 15 minutes from Rossio on weekdays and every 30 minutes on weekends, with the journey between Lisbon and Sintra taking 39 minutes.

Sintra Station, Portugal

On weekdays after 8.38pm the service is every 30 minutes. The first train from Rossio is at 6.08am with the last train at 1.08am. The last train from Sintra to Rossio leaves Sintra at 12.44am.

Sintra Station, Portugal

The station before Sintra is Portela de Sintra railway station and from here there are Scotturb buses to various destinations.

Google map of Sintra Station

November 1, 2013

Tiara Park Atlantic Hotel Lisboa

The Tiara Park Atlantic Lisboa is a five-star hotel close to Eduardo VII Park.

Tiara Park Atlantic Hotel Lisboa, Portugal

All rooms at the Tiara Park Atlantic Hotel Lisboa have flat-screen TVs and free WiFi. Facilities include the Le Ganesh bar and the L’Appart Restaurant.

The rooms are spacious and well-appointed.

Marques de Pombal Square is very close to the Tiara Park Atlantic Lisboa and the nearest metro station is Marques de Pombal Metro station.

Tiara Park Atlantic Hotel Lisboa, Portugal

The popular department store El Corte Ingles is at São Sebastião metro station.

Tiara Park Atlantic Lisboa
Rua Castilho, 149
1099-034 Lisbon

Tiara Park Atlantic Hotel Lisboa, Portugal

October 29, 2013

Images of Elevadors In Lisbon

Graffiti-covered elevadors in Lisbon, Portugal.

Images of Elevadors In Lisbon
Elevador do Lavra, Lisboa, Portugal

Images of Elevadors In Lisbon
Elevador da Glória

Images of Elevadors In Lisbon
Elevador da Glória

Images of Elevadors In Lisbon
Elevador da Glória

Images of Elevadors In Lisbon
Elevador da Glória

June 30, 2013

Japanese Restaurant Nagoya Faro

Most of the "Japanese" restaurants you find in the Algarve are actually Chinese but the Restaurante & Bar Japonês, at 8 Rua Rebelo da Silva, in Faro, is a recommended place to try some Japanese-style food.

Japanese Restaurant Nagoya Faro, Algarve

There's a variety of sushi on the menu including a number of sets and special lunch and dinner menus.

Other menu items include tempura, sashimi (raw fish), teppan-yaki and desserts. A  take-away service is also available.

April 30, 2013

Residencial in Portugal

Residenciais (singular residencial) are very similar accommodations to pensoes (pensao) but don't serve meals. Residenciais equate with pensions or guesthouses and the distiction between residencial and pensao can be rather blurred.

Residencial Dandy in Faro Portugal

Residenciais in Portugal are usually family run and offer a more homely and personal feel to big hotels.

Portugal is scattered with residenciais in its towns and cities and along the Algarve coast.

Residencial Oceano in Faro Algarve Portugal

Residencial Dandy
Rua Filipe Alistao 62
8000 Faro
Portugal Tel: +351 289 824 791

Residencial Oceano
Travessa Ivens 21
8000 Faro
Portugal Tel: +351 289 823 349

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March 30, 2013

Hotel Baco Seville

A recommended place to stay in Seville in south western Spain if you have made the bus journey from the Algarve is the excellent Hotel Baco in Plaza Ponce de Leon.

Hotel Baco Seville, Spain

The historic building now housing the hotel was once a labor union office building and the staircases and little anterooms are covered in beautiful tile-work. The 25 available rooms are quite small but are spotlessly clean and all have wireless internet connections. The staff were remarkably friendly and helpful and spoke English.

The Hotel Baco is close to the historic tapas bar El Rinconcillo, the Iglesia de Santa Catalina and the Iglesia de San Pedro, where the painter Velazquez was baptized.

Hotel Baco Seville, Spain

Hotel Baco is also a short walk past the Metropol Parasol Seville to Seville's Cathedral and La Giralda. The street the Hotel Baco is located on has some excellent bars and cafes for breakfast and an evening tipple.

The Plaza Ponce de Leon has a small bus station where travelers can catch a number #32 bus to Santa Justa Station.

Hotel Baco
Plaza Ponce de León, 15
Casco Antiguo
41003 Seville

Hotel Baco, Seville, Spain

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