Tips and places
EMPark – Calçada do Combro
Address: Calçada do Combro, 70 to 78
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
Eating Out – Local Recommendations
Restaurant Sinal Verde belongs to a couple that came more than 30 years ago
from the very north of Portugal to Lisbon, searching for a better life. It is right in
front of the door of the Combro apartments, and has a such a comfortable,
familiar atmosphere that you will feel like going there everyday. Open at lunch
and dinner. Speciality: Fish.
Address: Calçada do Combro, 40-44, Bairro Alto, Lisboa
Especially recommended at lunch time, Zebras is an iconic restaurant of the area.
Although traditional, attracts many local artists, writers, etc, and is also a place
where locals have a beer during the afternoon. The whole menu is
recommended. The “sopa do cozido” on Thursdays is a insiders tip.
Address: Calçada do Combro, 51/53, Bairro Alto, Lisboa
Embaixada Portuguesa is one of the newest breed of restaurants presenting a
more contemporary version of Portuguese traditional food. Slightly higher
prices, a much younger crowd, but still and interesting statement. Quite full on
weekends. Try arriving early. About 50m from the Combro apartments.
Address: Calçada do Combro, 87, Lisboa
Address: Rua do meio à Lapa, 18 1200-723 Lisboa
Senhor Vinho has decades of accumulated tradition, always top talentperforming, and a certain charisma than maintain it one of the most iconiccultural 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.
Galeria Zé Dos Bois
One of the most important concert Halls/bars of the whole city, Galeria Zé dos
Bois is a cultural hub hosting art exhibitions, a library, a concert hall and a bar. In
case there are no concerts scheduled, the bar hosts mostly interesting DJs in an
unpretentious atmosphere, where you can relax, dance or talk.
Address: Rua da Barroca 59 1200 Lisboa
Maria Caxuxa is a bar that quickly turned into a meeting point. Visited by
showbiz figures and meant to provide a cozy atmosphere for a drink after work,
the music is mostly Detroit soul and 70s funk. In summertime people mostly
gather outside, but whatever the season the crowd is always welcoming and the
Address: Rua da Barroca, 6-12, Bairro Alto, Lisboa fountain.