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.