padrao dos descobrimentos

The History behind Padrão dos Descobrimentos|Lisbon

The Padrão dos Descobrimentos, or the Discoveries Monument, that stands today was built in time for the 500-year-anniversary of the death of Portugal’s Prince Henry the Navigator and to symbolize Portugal’s role during the Age of Discoveries. From temporary exhibition display to a modern landmark The Padrão dos Descobrimentos was originally built in 1940, as a […]

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cristo rei in lisbon

Cristo Rei in Lisbon | Worth a visit?

I lived in Lisbon for 27 years. And in all that time it never crossed my mind to visit Cristo Rei on the other side of town in Almada. It was not until Noah start asking who was the man with wide arms just across the bridge, and why on earth have we never been […]

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marques de pombal palace

Marquês de Pombal Palace | InstaMeet Lisboa

InstaMeet. What’s that? It’s basically a great way for people within the Instagram community to meet each other in person and take photos together around one spot – the InstaMeetLisboa are organised by Kate and this time we went to Oeiras to photograph the Marquês de Pombal Palace. It’s very interesting, especially if you are […]

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Contramapa

Like a Local | Around Lisbon, Portugal

Diana is the travel blogger behind Contramapa, targeted at Portuguese and Brazilian independent women travellers. She’s a bookworm, passionate about writing and travelling. She decided to collect her stories in a blog, exploring Portugal and other locations around the world, such as USA and Japan. 8 MUST-SEE LOCATIONS AROUND LISBON Diana lives in Lisbon, the […]

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lisboa passport

Lisboa Passport

To the untrained eye, my passport it’s an ordinary little book. Dark cover, heavy stitching. But it happens to be the most important book I own. It’s my identification:  it shows where I’m from, where I’ve been, and where I’m allowed to go. It takes me to places and also allows me to go home. It’s a symbol. It’s […]

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Know Before You Go | Portugal

Choose Shoes Wisely I know it looks like common sense, but when you are visiting a hilly city like Lisbon this needs to be highlighted! There’s no doubt that the most popular way to explore Portugal most popular spots is on foots, but considering packing a good pair of sneakers or sturdy comfortable sandals. Just […]

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