Graça is slowly developing the urban vibe we like so much in Berlin For many years Berlin was our second home. We could leave Down Town Copenhagen by bus at 7 am in the morning at have lunch at Freischwimmer in Kreutzberg around 1 pm. We loved the city – and we still do 🙂 So it was a big surprise to me when I read that Lisbon doesn’t like to be compared with Berlin in the story in Artnet News that clicked in on my computer this morning. What’s wrong with being compared with a vibrant and happening city? I don’t know. And I don’t get it. Especially since there are so many similarities in both cities pasts – the reasons why both cities are so fantastic. The funny thing is that the story in Artnet News doesn’t explain why Lisbon don’t like the comparison. This usually provokes me to hit the keyboard and shout out to the world about the nonsense. Instead it encouraged me to think about why so many things here in Lisbon reminds me of Berlin – and even better – why it’s mainly the Graça neighbourhood that has so many things in common with our favorite neighborhoods in Berlin.
Lisbon Is an Artist Hotspot on the Rise—What’s Behind Its Appeal?
Just don’t call it ‘The New Berlin.’
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