Lisbon Weekly Photo

The idea came up after visiting several “DailyPhoto” sites, particularly the one from Paris, which is my other favorite city. Since LisbonDailyPhoto was getting posts very irregularly, I decided to create this place. Although my skills and my Exilim Z110 are very limited, I hope to deserve your visit. Please leave your comments (any comments) so I can improve.

Sunday, August 24, 2008

São Vicente de Fora and Pantheon

This picture was taken from Largo Portas do Sol. The two illuminated buildings are and the National Phanteon (mentioned before) and the Church of São Vicente de Fora (meaning “Monastery of St. Vincent Outside the [city] Walls”). The original monastery, built around 1147, was dedicated to the patron saint of Lisbon: Saint Vincent of Saragossa (from the Aragon region of Spain).

Saturday, July 12, 2008


Chapitô is a cultural association that promotes performing arts like circus, animation, dance, multimedia, etc. Established in 1981, it grew and developed the space, the company and it's activities. It integrates a terrace, a restaurant, a library and a documentation center. According to Teresa Ricou, the President, “Chapitô is a box big enough to get us all, anchored in the solidarity of the party, and small enough to house each of us.”

I only know the restaurant and the terrace but I can assure it’s one the best places in town to spend a few hours enjoying a drink and a chat with friends. Besides, it has the most sympathetic waitresses in town (and the prettiest too, lol).

The colorful terrace

The fabolous view from the inside bar

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

O Terraço

It’s simply called “Terrace” cause it’s in the terrace of Chão do Loureiro Market. The second hand sofas, the colored chairs and the awesome view create a unique and very relaxed atmosphere. Undoubtedly the best place in the city to enjoy a fresh drink and a toast while watching the sunset. I must thank my friend Eunice for pointing it out to me.

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

Summer: Day 1

After a long absence, I'd like to celebrate the summer very beginning with a picture I took today with my cell phone in one of my favorite places: Praia da Torre

If work allows it, I'll try to update more often.

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Sunday, October 07, 2007

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

The Hieronymites Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos) is undoubtedly the most important monument of Lisbon. In 1496 King D.Manuel I ask the Holy See permission to built a huge Monastery at the gates of Lisbon next to the Tagus River. In 1501 the construction began and took about 100 years. The monument was built at the same site of the Ermida do Restelo, a hermitage where Vasco da Gama spent his last night praying with his men before departing to India.

Picture take from the Padrão dos Descobrimentos

The magnificent inside of the Monastery with a wedding taking place.

The Cloisters...

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Sunday, September 30, 2007

Galerias Romanas

The Roman Galleries in downtown Lisbon were only discovered after the great 1755 earthquake. They are opened to the public just once a year because they’re permanently submerged and the absence of water for a longer period could affect their stability. The access is done precisely in the middle of the street with the trams passing in both directions. The galleries (dated from the 1st century BC to the 1st century AC) are considered part of a “criptopórtico”, underground galleries built in unstable lands to support the main buildings and also used as temporary storage.

Sunday, September 09, 2007

Praça dos Restauradores

Restauradores Square, along with Rossio, is the heart of the city downtown. A few days ago, I went there and found this CTT ad about their campaign "Descubra um novo mundo" (Discover a new world) very curious. CTT is the Portuguese postal service company.

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