Summer has certainly arrived in Lisbon. June is jam-packed with performances, exhibitions, outside activities, concerts, parties and parades. Every day through 1 July a full program of celebrations is scheduled through the city. From parades to poetry readings, art exhibitions to theatre, street parties to movie screenings, there is plenty to enjoy during Festas de Lisboa 2017.
It’s hard to find a place that is cool and trendy, with innovative cuisine and presentation, while at the same time very laid-back, casual with substantial, home-style food. Well, we think we’ve found it. In Lisbon, Taberna Moderna on Rua dos Bacalhoeiros (between Baixa and Alfama) is that place.
The Alfama district continues to grow as the hot new neighborhood for nightlife in Lisbon. The newest venue on the scene is Club Rubik. The owners have transformed an old warehouse near the Museum of Fado into a new, modern and trendy lounge for socializing and partying.
Lost in a Lisbon labyrinth? Had enough bacalhau, fado and calcada? Fear not. Follow a crooked street in the Alfama District to a little piece of Asian paradise, the Kuta Bar. Here you escape city life and chillout with your friends in total Zen comfort.
Trust Portugal Confidential on this one….the coolest new place to stay in Lisbon is Palacete Chafariz d’el Rei. Resting on a hillside in the artistic Alfama District, this restored grand palacete (small palace) offers one of the most romantic and unique experiences in the city. With only a few expansive suites, in a building of opulent salons and manicured gardens, you will feel as though you have the luxurious mansion to yourself.