24 Hours in Lisbon

on Nov 1, 2011 in Now Boarding | No Comments

From Alfama to Bica, visiting the capital’s parks and public gardens, Gulbenkian director of communications Elisabete Caramelo’s itinerary includes enjoying a drink with a river view and a little dance for good measure.

 

 

Born in Lisbon, where she studied Social Communication atUniversidade Nova, she has worked in the press, radio and television, recalling the programme CineMagazine with particular fondness. Previously the press secretary for Portuguese President Jorge Sampaio, she has been Director of Communications of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation for the last five years.

 

www.gulbenkian.pt

 

by Maria Ana Ventura

 

 

Ageless Alfama

 

“The clothes on the line, neighbours at the window, kids playing in the street and the sound of fado fill the streets of Alfama with a life all of its own. This is my favourite Lisbon neighbourhood because it combines both old and new and because it’s very much the genuine article. I start my tour in Rua das Cruzes da Se and then walk up Rua dos Remedios. I stop off at the Cruzes Credo café, which has a young and laid-back atmosphere and good petiscos (Portuguese version of tapas).”

 

Cruzes Credo

Rua Cruzes da Sé, 29

+351 21 882 2296

 

Food for all seasons

 

“I like traditional and modern Portuguese cuisine (de auteur). So, for lunch, I plump for either Palmeira or Cantinho do Avillez. From the former, I recommend the duck rice and fava beans. From the latter, scallops on sweet potato or the Barroso beef hamburger.”

 

Palmeira

Rua do Crucifixo, 69

+351 21 342 8372

 

Cantinho do Avillez

Rua dos Duques de Bragança, 7

+351 21 199 2369

 

Made in the shade

 

“After the city council’s recent intervention, Lisbon’s parks have a new lease of life. My favourites are Estrela, Torel and Botto Machado(next to the Feira da Ladra flea market), which has the city’s loveliest kiosk (Clara Clara), and great lemonade. And then there are the Gulbenkian gardens, which are like a home from home.”

 

Clara Clara

Jardim de Botto Machado, Campo de Santa Clara

 

 

Liquid gold

 

“Portuguese wines are getting better and better! I buy mine atGarrafeira de Campo Ourique where Sr. Santos helps me make the right choice. In Guerra Junqueiro, there’s an original market which I usually go to with fantastic produce and products. It’s calledMercearia Criativa and it’s great. ”

 

Mercearia Criativa

Avenida Guerra Junqueiro, 4

+351 21 848 5198

 

Garrafeira de Campo de Ourique

Rua Tomás da Anunciação, 29A

+351 21 397 3494

 

 

Slurping at sunset

 

Watching the sunset on the terrace of Noobai is a classic, be it in summer or winter. Another place with great vistas, and where I enjoy a drink in the late afternoon, is Lost In, which has fantastic red fruitcaipirinhas.”

 

Noobai

Miradouro do Adamastor

+351 21 346 5014

 

Lost In

Rua Pedro V, 56

+351 91 775 9282

 

Flavours of other worlds

 

“I’m a bit of a gourmand and enjoy food from other parts of the world. For dinner, I opt for the fusion cuisine of Umai, where I’ve became a fan of the prawn tempura with almond flakes. Another of my favourites is the cosy Le Petit Bistrô, in the Bica quarter.”

 

Umai

Rua da Cruz dos Poiais, 89

+351 21 395 8057 or +351 91 985 8680

 

Le Petit Bistrô

Rua do Almada, 29

+351 21 346 1376

 

 

Night rhythms

 

“I get warmed up at Bicaense and then head to Teatro do Bairro. It’s multi-functional, where you can do a bit of everything: have a drink or dance, see a concert or a performance. Fridays are normally theme nights, with music that ranges from morna (Cape Verdean musc) to jazz. Sundays are for cinema.”

 

Teatro do Bairro

Rua Luz Soriano, 63

+351 21 347 3358

 

Bicaense

Rua da Bica de Duarte Belo, 42A

+351 21 325 7940

Arquivos

5 events at the Gulbenkian

1 - Exhibition - Still-Life in Europe   A total of 93 still lifes by great painters, such as Monet, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Gauguin, Picasso, Braque, Matisse, Magritte and Dali. Exhibition Gallery Until 08.01.2012 Tuesday to Sunday, 10h - 18h €5 - free on Sundays   2 - Exhibition - Plegaria Muda, Doris Salcedo After splitting the floor of Tate Modern in London, the Colombian artist turns the Centro de Arte Moderna’s nave into a kind of forest. Until 22.01.2012 Tuesday to Sunday, 10h – 18h €4   3 - Exhibition - Alberto de Lacerda   Exhibition of paintings, drawings dedicated to Alberto de Lacerda, one of the greatest 20th-century poets of the Portuguese language. 07.12.12 - 10.21.12 Free   4 - Concert - Philippe Jaroussky Accompanied by the Appolo's Fire Ensemble, the French contra-tenor sings Vivaldi and Handel. Grande Auditório 14.11.2011, 19h €15 – €40         5 - Concert - Ryuichi Sakamoto Trio Trio led by Japanese pianist, famous for soundtracks he’s composed for Pedro Almodóvar and Bernardo Bertolucci. Grande Auditório 21.11.2011, 21h €15 – €30

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