Top 5 secret places of charming Lisbon that you should definitely visit
Tired of “batch” attractions and want to see something special? Not the first time in Lisbon?
If you answered “yes” answer one of the two questions, then we congratulate you and share a valuable selection of secret places, which we compiled together with a local resident and organizer of author's travels in Portugal, Yasya Dobreva.
The library is located right in a telephone booth in Praça de Londres, not far from the Alameda metro station. Anyone can borrow a book for free by signing themselves up in a special journal. You can also leave your own books for the library.
- Address: Praça de Londres.
Urban art on the walls of the hospital
Gallery of urban art (Galeria de Arte Urbana) on one of the walls of the fence of the hospital and the city psychiatric center Hospital Júlio de Matos.
In 2012, the hospital administration invited well-known street artists to paint one of the walls for the International Mental Health Day, which is celebrated on October 10th. This is one of the largest urban art walls in Lisbon – the capital of Portugal – almost 1 km long.
- Address: Rua Murtas, Lisboa.
Casa do Alentejo is located in the heart of Lisbon and is a real gem that few people know about. Renovated in 1918, this ancient 17th-century palace impresses with its stunning Arabic-inspired interiors and decorations.
Now it houses an iconic Alentegan regional restaurant and a tavern – obligatory points of visit during the gastronomic tour. There are several luxurious halls, a library, and all this is available for visiting absolutely free of charge. We highly recommend stopping by for at least a cup of coffee and admiring the interiors.
- Address:Rua das Portas de Santo Antão 58.
Casa Comunitá ;ria da Mouraria
This place, hidden in the lanes of Moraria, is at the same time:
- dining room;
- concert room playground.
Ten years ago, the history of the community of the inhabitants of the old, but fallen into decay district of Moraria began here. Local residents gathered here, meetings, general dinners and holidays were held, the editorial office of the regional newspaper Rosa Maria, which is still published today, worked.
In Casa Comunitaria you can eat quickly, tasty and inexpensively. And in the evenings, on a small stage in the courtyard, there are live concerts of a wide variety of music – from classic fado to street rap.
- Address: Beco do Rosendo 8, Mouraria.