Author: Alexandre Kühl Oliveira

OutJazz, Sunday Jazz sessions at the parks

OutJazz, Sunday Jazz sessions at the parks
Once more, OutJazz will be bringing music to everyone, gathering people at some of the most interesting parks in Lisbon. During 5 months, from May to September, jazz will take over a main garden in the city, a different one each month. The music will play at the sound of nature, in the open air. So,...
May 12th, 2010 | Lisbon | Read More

Costa da Caparica, Some of the Best Beaches in Lisbon

Costa da Caparica, Some of the Best Beaches in Lisbon
Recently I moved to the other side of the river, to Costa da Caparica. Although just a short and beautiful boat ride from Lisbon, or some 15 minutes by car crossing 25 de Abril bridge, it feels like a sweet break from the rushing of the city. But you may ask why I’m writing about it now… Costa da...
May 10th, 2010 | Lisbon | Read More

TAP, best flight company in the world

TAP, best flight company in the world
I have a clear thing for TAP, the biggest Portuguese Flight Company. My mother was a air hostess for TAP since I was born, until I was about 16 years old. These days I still get some great discounts, so I am still a frequent flyer. All this to say I’m glad to announce that TAP was just awarded the...
May 7th, 2010 | Lisbon | Read More

Back in Lisbon

Back in Lisbon
After a month off, taking my time to get some things done and after traveling through the magic land of Egipt, here I am again to bring you insights of what is happening in the recently awarded Lisbon. The good weather is finally setting in. After an unusual rainy and cold winter (one like we hadn’t...
May 5th, 2010 | Lisbon | Read More

Peixe em Lisboa, Top Gastronomic Event

Peixe em Lisboa, Top Gastronomic Event
Peixe em Lisboa (Fish in Lisbon), now in the third edition, has become one of the best gastronomic events in the country. It gathers in the same place top restaurants, live demonstrations of the best chefs in action, gourmet products, wine and beer and lots of activities like concerts. Pavilhão de Portugal,...
March 31st, 2010 | Lisbon | Read More

Astounded at Rodrigo Leão Concert

Astounded at Rodrigo Leão Concert
Saturday evening at Museu do Oriente, I arrive just before 9h30pm to one of the best Portuguese music composers concert. Following an invitation of Museu do Oriente, Rodrigo de Leão would feature his voyages around the world, his latest album “Mãe” and obviously some of his best work.         Rodrigo...
March 30th, 2010 | Lisbon | Read More

Lisbon is Chosen as the Best European Destination

Lisbon is Chosen as the Best European Destination
What better way to start this year than being nominated and winning Travel Awards. Lisbon has just won another award for Europes top  destination by European Consumers Choice. This non-profit organization rewards each year 25 product ranges chosen by a jury and European consumers. For the first edition...
March 29th, 2010 | Lisbon | Read More

Best Ice Cream Store in Lisbon is Already Open

Best Ice Cream Store in Lisbon is Already Open
Santini Stores are both on Cascais area. The main one, still close for vacations, stands on Cascais Village (map). The second in near S.João do Estoril train station (map) and is already open. Image: sxc.hu Santini is known to have the best ice-creams in Lisbon. The same products that have already...
March 27th, 2010 | Lisbon | Read More

Lisbon Goes Lightless Tomorrow Evening

As part of a global action, the Earth Hour, tomorrow (26th of March 2010) at 8h30pm Lisbon will turn off the lights. Hopefully the results will be bigger than last years. This is the second year that Lisbon takes part on this action that sends a clear message of the urge to change our ways of thinking...
March 26th, 2010 | Lisbon | Read More

Lisbon nominated for the World Travel Awards

Lisbon nominated for the World Travel Awards
It seems that Lisbon is finally coming out of the shade and assuming its deserved place. After winning 2009 World Travel Awards for Europe’s Leading City Break Destination, Europe´s Leading Cruise Destination and Europe’s Leading Destination, Lisbon is once again nominated for the 2010 World Travel...
March 22nd, 2010 | Lisbon | Read More

Confirmed names for CoolJazzFestival on July 2010

Confirmed names for CoolJazzFestival on July 2010
CoolJazzFest is a music festival presenting some of the best and talented artist on the jazz scene. Combining different expressions and perspectives of this kind of music, the program is wide and definitely to take into consideration. This next July summer nights, CoolJazzFest will be presenting top...
March 21st, 2010 | Lisbon | Read More

Lisbon Half Marathon

Lisbon Half Marathon
Next 21st of March you’ll have the opportunity to cross the 25 de Abril bridge running or walking. This year’s edition will be starting at the bridge, on the other side of the river and finishing at Lisbon. As you cross the bridge, you will then go down to Alcântara and go all the way to Cais do...
March 20th, 2010 | Lisbon | Read More

Lisbon celebrates Spring

Lisbon celebrates Spring
Despite the bad weather, Spring will come, according to the calendar, next 21st of March. The sun may not be shinning, the flowers may not be blooming and the bee may not be as happy as last year, but we are celebrating Spring. 1-      Limpar Portugal (Cleaning Portugal) is an ambitious project...
March 19th, 2010 | Lisbon | Read More

Lisbon Fashion Week Brings Glamour to town

Lisbon Fashion Week Brings Glamour to town
ModaLisboa (Lisbon Fashion) started last Thursday, showing what our best artists are doing at the moment. This 34th edition will present 21 Portuguese creators. Names like Ana Salazar, Luís Buchinho, Alexandra Moura, Nuno Gama are just a few that make part of the program. This event will be held until...
March 13th, 2010 | Lisbon | Read More

Rodrigo Leão is back to town

Rodrigo Leão is back to town
One of the best Portuguese contemporary music composers will be presenting a group of concerts during this next week that are not to be lost. Rodrigo Leão has granted some of the most important moments of the Portuguese music scene since the 1980’s. With other friends, he created two of the most interesting...
March 12th, 2010 | Lisbon | Read More

Azores at your table

Azores at your table
I felt in love with Azores Islands the moment I step on it. A lush green paradise where everything seems to be (still) in its place. Cows wonder happily on the hills, the sea offers plenty of fish and the land grows about everything. And tasty… The landscape is just out of the ordinary… That’s...
March 2nd, 2010 | Lisbon | Read More

Istanbul in Lisbon

Istanbul in Lisbon
Istanbul is a fabulous city. The only that connects two continents, Asian and European, building a bridge between them both. The city has a long history with over 500 thousand years, with infinite cultural influences. This year, Istanbul is also the European Capital of Culture. And what has it all to...
February 27th, 2010 | Lisbon | Read More

Lisboa Restaurant Week, 3rd edition

Lisboa Restaurant Week, 3rd edition
The third edition of Lisboa Restaurant Week is on. Until the 6th of March you will be able to visit over 40 of the most reputed restaurant in the city, with special low prices. The idea, as always, is to democratize the access to good restaurants and good food. For one week, all the restaurants that...
February 24th, 2010 | Lisbon | Read More

Quinoa, The New Trendy Organic Bakery and Coffee Shop

On an old refurnished 18th century building on Rua do Alecrim, near Chiado (Map), there is an new special store that Lisbon was missing – a trendy bakery, coffee shop and gourmet shop, all in one, inside an elegant restored house where the contrast of the old and the modern seems to be perfect. From...
February 22nd, 2010 | Lisbon | Read More

Review: Classic Dining at Casa da Comida

Review: Classic Dining at Casa da Comida
I’m not a fan of Classic style atmosphere, still, I have to say Casa da Comida got it just right.  Recently under the guidance of top Portuguese chef, Bertílio Gomes, this elegant classic restaurant has some great contemporary details and outstanding Portuguese food (with a personal touch from the...
February 21st, 2010 | Lisbon | Read More