Fado: the voice of Portugal

Fado: Past and Present Fado is so much more than a music genre. Whereas many associate it to the mournful word “saudade” (a very Portuguese kind of longing), it can also be vibrant and merry. Fado is such a rich and diverse kind of music that the lyrics can be about […]

Shopping in Lisbon

  Shopping in Lisbon: a small selection of not-to-be-missed shops Whether you’re window-shopping, on retail therapy or determined to take some bespoke souvenirs home with you, shopping in Lisbon can be extremely fun. Some of the best shopping in Lisbon happens at Baixa and Chiado. These two historical districts are […]

Lisbon Ibero-American Capital of Culture

Lisbon Ibero-American Capital of Culture: all roads lead to Lisbon Past and present intertwine in this exciting cultural celebration that is Lisbon Ibero-American Capital of Culture. Hundreds of artists and creatives from the Iberian Peninsula and the Americas will take-over the capital for the next 12 months, through more than […]

Lisbon Best City Wallpaper Design Awards 2017

Europe’s hippest destination: Lisbon wins Best City in the Wallpaper Design Awards “Lisbon is Europe’s hippest city right now”. With such assertiveness, Tony Chambers, Editor-in-Chief of Wallpaper, introduces the magazine’s 2017 Design Awards. Lisbon has just been elected Best City at the Wallpaper Design Awards. Every year, the best and […]

Gulbenkian: 60 years of love for culture

Founded 60 years ago, the Fundação Gulbenkian remains one of the strongest and most cherished symbols of culture in Portugal. In the heart of Lisbon, this precious modernist building filled with treasures is the living legacy of Calouste Gulbenkian. Inside, outside, in the exhibition rooms, the concert hall, the art […]

Lisbon joins the Louis Vuitton City Guides Collection

Trend Alert: Lisbon joins the Louis Vuitton City Guides Collection What do San Francisco and Lisbon have in common? The hills, the tramways, an impressive suspension bridge, of course. And the fact that both cities have now joined the ultra-famous Louis Vuitton City Guide Collection. For Lisbon, a city already noted for its unique charm and bespoke […]

Open to the future: Lisbon’s new Maat Museum

It was a much-awaited opening and the season’s cultural event. Lisbon’s new Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology – Maat, owned by Fundação EDP is the cherry on the cake of an ambitious cultural project. Built in the historical district of Belém, the Maat museum is Lisbon’s new architectural landmark. […]

Contemporary Art Tours in Lisbon: ArcoLisboa

Contemporary Art Tours in Lisbon: ArcoLisboa lights up the city As we approach the first edition of ArcoLisboa (May 26th– 29th), Lisbon’s art scene is warming-up for one of the most awaited events of the year. This is the perfect moment to plan a contemporary art tour in Lisbon and […]

Garden Tours in Portugal

Palácio Fronteira: A Top Notch Garden Tour in Portugal One of the five Portuguese gardens featured in “The Garden’s Gardener”, Phaidon’s fabulous compendium of the world’s most beautiful gardens, the Palácio Fronteira, in Lisbon, is an absolute must-see in any garden tour in Portugal. Built around 1675 by the First […]

Contemporary Art Tours in Lisbon: ArcoLisboa

  ArcoLisboa: Lisbon welcomes Contemporary Art   Next May, art comes to town in Lisbon, as the first edition of ArcoLisboa, Lisbon’s sister-project to Madrid’s renowned contemporary art fair, is held, from 26th to 29 May, at Cordoaria Nacional, an 18th century building turned into an exhibition space, facing the […]