International Family Day, and a reflection on family travel in Lisbon and Portugal

Today we celebrate International Family Day, established by the UN General Assembly to discuss and outline projects for the future of the family institution. When looking at the photos of our family travels around Portugal, I realized that at this moment, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most people will not be making plans for travelling … Continue reading International Family Day, and a reflection on family travel in Lisbon and Portugal

Castelo de São Jorge, a must visit attraction to see in Lisbon with the Family

ATTENTION: The Castelo de S. Jorge is closed due to the National Preparation and Response Plan of coronavirus (Covid-19). Reopens on June 1st, 2020. Average visit time 1:30 to 2h Coming to Lisbon and not visiting São Jorge Castle is like going to Rome and not seeing the Pope. Although it seems like an obvious … Continue reading Castelo de São Jorge, a must visit attraction to see in Lisbon with the Family

Books to read before visiting Lisbon with your family

Versão em Português We are all living this global pandemic and the only safe travel is inside our minds. Virtual visits to museums and monuments are a good way to enjoy free time (if there is any left) visiting places you had planned to visit this year. But for a bookworm like myself, the best … Continue reading Books to read before visiting Lisbon with your family

The best of Belém in one day

Famous for the tower that has its name, Belém is one of my favourite’s areas in Lisbon. As many people who visit Lisbon doesn’t have much time to explore all the beauty of Belém, this quick guide will give you enough reasons for not missing Belém when visiting Lisbon, even if you only had one … Continue reading The best of Belém in one day

Jardim da Cerca da Graça, a pleasant garden in historic Lisbon

I love walking around Lisbon. Especially in the neighbourhoods of Alfama, Baixa and Graça, the traditional neighbourhoods in downtown Lisbon. I love seeing the “elétrico” (the way Portuguese call the yellow Lisbon tram) passing by, the tourists buzz, the old architecture, the clothes hanging outside the windows. So many photogenic spots that I could lose … Continue reading Jardim da Cerca da Graça, a pleasant garden in historic Lisbon