An ode to Lisbon’s quirky street kiosks
[caption id="attachment_4122" align="aligncenter" width="1100"] Quiosque do Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara. Photography: Richard John Seymour for The Spaces[/caption][caption id="attachment_4096" align="alignleft" width="150"] Click to go to CNN[/caption] Kiosks rapidly spread throughout the city and wider Portugal, before falling into disrepair.Now, thanks to Portas and other enterprising Lisbonites, they are back in full swing.
[caption id="attachment_4089" align="alignleft" width="150"] Click to go to LisbonLUX[/caption] Lisbon’s first kiosk opened in Rossio Square in 1869, and soon after there were others, in Art Nouveau style, in Passeio Público (now Avenida da Liberdade) and on the waterfront. They served wine by the glass, beer and traditional refreshments, and eventually also offered snacks such as fried fish and cod fillets, which fed the dock workers. Later they also began to attract the middle class and the elite, who got together in the main squares and gardens. Many closed over the last few decades, and were left abandoned until the recent trend of reviving the tradition. Older kiosks were restored, and new ones were built to be placed in the city’s squares and gardens. There are currently dozens of kiosks for all tastes and occasions, and here we present the top 30 here.
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