Tips and places
Parque de Estacionamento do Chão do Loureiro
Address: Calçada do Marquês de Tancos
Parkopedia – Martim Moniz
Address: Praça do Martim Moniz
Price: 33,90€ / Day
PUBLIC TRANSPORT TO NEARBY BEACHES
From Carcavelos to Cascais
Closest beaches, but also smaller and with a bigger crowd.
Transport: Catch the train from Cais do Sodré, and get off at any station after Carcavelos
Cova do Vapor / S. João (with or without a bike)
1º Take the train from Cais do Sodré to Belém
2º Take a boat from Belém to Trafaria (where you can have lunch, for example)
3º Walk/Bike from Trafaria to Cova do Vapor or S. João (total distance less than 2 Km – has a bike lane)
BEACHES BY CAR:
Its worth planning a whole day to visit:
Arrábida (A2 motorway towards the south)
Sintra (North of Lisbon)
Costa da Caparica
Address: Rua do meio à Lapa, 18 1200-723 Lisboa
Senhor Vinho has decades of accumulated tradition, always top talent performing, and a certain charisma than maintain it one of the most iconic cultural hubs of Fado culture in Lisbon. Almost all the main contemporary Fado singers have performed here. The prices are higher than average, but these are justified if you want to escape the most common tourist-packed lower than average restaurants. A must.
Maria da Mouraria
Address: Largo da Severa, 2/2B 1100-588 Lisboa
Metro Starion: Martim Moniz
A rising star in the new fado restaurant scene with portuguese and foreign clients alike, Maria da Mouraria gets its name from the famous Mouraria neighborhood, with such an incredibly rich fado tradition headlined by Maria Severa, a local star in the 1 st half of the 19 th century and credited as the main creator of modern fado. The place is small, modern and cosy. The management is very competent, and it opens to a beautiful small central square in the neighborhood. Traditional dishes as well as the well known “tapas” menu are highly advised. For a fado
experience without all the formal rituals.
Eating Out – Local Recommendations
Zé dos cornos
Address: Beco dos Surradores, 3, Mouraria, Lisboa
This very small traditional portuguese corner is famous for its authentic food and attitude toward their loyal clients. Very simple, unpretentious decoration, to-the-point but warm communication, and top class old-school traditional portuguese food. Go early because it’s always busy, and there is not a lot of space. Only for the most curious travellers and those wanting to dig into local vibes.
Address: Costa do Castelo 7, 1149-079 Lisboa
Chapitô is a famous name throughout Lisbon, mainly because of its famous circus arts school. However, we speak here about its restaurant, which besides having one of the most amazing views over the river, has always guaranteed great quality and creativity, by mixing traditional dishes of different countries and continents. It is not a cheap place, but definitely a sophisticated way of knowing cosmopolitan Lisbon and a classical name.
Eurico – Casa de Pasto
Address: Largo São Cristovão, 4, Mouraria, Lisboa
Eurico is another famous bastion of portuguese local culture, often also used as a local grocery store. Its is a family-run small restaurant where a familiar environment and typical, simple portuguese food are served in an informal way. Called a must my many residents of the Mouraria neighborhood, it is definitely a type of small restaurant that is slowly disappearing from the Lisbon streets. Definitely worth a visit. Few seated places, and closes quite early. Don´t arrive after 21:30. Tip!