Sometimes the best ways to discover places is by having NO PLANS – just, follow your instincts, impulses and spontanity… just GO
Marvila, the secret district of LisbonJavier Martin, El Pais
Old wine stores housing creative centers and coworking spaces. Original galleries, craft beer and coffee with a calculated non-decoration. The most innovative part of Lisbon is in this neighborhood along River Tejo.
Marvila is the district of Lisbon where no Tuk Tuk go. and coffee still goes for 50 cents; no souvenir shops, no Hipster Barbershops (anyone remember when they used that name)….
Marvila has no monuments but decaying huge warehouses where men in blue overalls and hands as rackets dragging sell their second hand stuff.
Now, to discover the latest Lisbon, art galleries homebrews, must be passed by Marvila.
It was easy to find information about this blue girl that unveiled her beauty to us after turning around a corner… Ernest was working with Underdogs in July.[caption id="attachment_1060" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Dinastia Tang[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1061" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Beatus[/caption] We’re always on the hunt for new places to eat and drink. So our surprice were big when we found the entrace to a very interesting looking Chinese Restaurant, Cha & Culture space Dinastia Tang, next to another interesting wine shop, restaurant & music venue Beatus . Both places were closed – but we will be back soon. [caption id="attachment_1068" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Pleasant surprice to find this little pictorisque Largo in Poco Do Bisco… with one of the best Portuguese restaurants conveniently close by[/caption] [caption id="attachment_1069" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Annette ordered Costeleta de Vitela – NOT a half calf[/caption] After our late lunch (in a packed restaurant) we managed to walk down to the riverside where we continued east through the mondaene, but half empty Lisboa Marine Park to Expo where we took a taxi home. What a fantastic day.
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