Hi incurable Travellers,
After the short and hopefully not too boring historical overview article yesterday we resume the walk in the city of Lisbon heading towards the Barrio Alto area whether you are developing a Starting from the XVI Century like residence port workers and he saw a continuation a deep transformation strong earthquake of 1755 destroyed much of Lisbon.
The buildings of the Barrio Alto did not suffer damage, in regard built on sandy soil, and here were transferred to the will of the Marquis of Pombal, the artificer of the rebuild project, the inhabitants of the more stately and noble Chiado District.
The years of cohabitation of different classes social, many were not, but once what the rich and noble they are back in the event reconstructed the Barrio remains empty and the area becomes more dangerous and infamous Lisbon.
The fates of the Barrio Alto seem definitely mark if the in this area of Lisbon, just because sparsely populated, born the two most important newspaper of the city and the revival of Barrio Fino here to turn ad today in the strategic center of recreation with numerous restaurants and pubs.
We highlight, in Rua do giornal de noticias, “A Tasca do Chico”, a tavern where you can listen to the famous Fado with a drink.
What wise counsel has given us, Elisa, our guide, and do approach to fado with very respect, but also in small doses.
Some listen to one minute in local these, formal little, and then if you were to stay conquered from popular melodies melancholic plan a dinner with fado. Many are the restaurants that the offer, but I’m challenging a from an economic point of view, caution as in the Portuguese believe almost sacred listening to fado and demand a strict silence during the execution.
We believe is a gender eat provocation mixed feelings either love it or hate it, we are not caught states from saudade that this music expresses.
Walking through the streets of Bairro Alto in Lisbon we had the Miraduro de São Pedro de Alcântara, spectacular garden terrace on one of the most Western hills of the city where you can enjoy a wonderful view of the Baixa, the Castle and the Cathedral to gaze at the river.
The ideal is to arrive in the afternoon, so you have the Sun at your back, but even in the morning gave us great emotions. The light in Lisbon plays a fundamental role, fills the eyes and cloaked the city a particular brilliance that makes it even more fascinating.
In this square as well as in most corners of Lisbon you can admire the particular flooring, desired by the Marquis of Pombal while rebuilding after the earthquake, which is a paved with small white tiles limestone alternating with dark stone tiles that trace geometric designs.
Also in Barrio Alto, near the square down towards the Carmo Church meet the church of San Rocco with the adjoining convent of the Jesuits, built with medieval forms and mirroring The simple rules of the Counter-Reformation, but to His interior is revealed wonderful to be Example of Baroque wealth of Decorations between precious woods, marbles and tiles.
Continuing our walk we arrive at Largo do Carmo, dove makes a fine show of Lisbon’s most impressive Gothic church, heavily damaged by the earthquake of 1755. The reconstruction after the earthquake was not a flow consummation and will stop in 1834 for lack of funds and remains a wonderful façade that leads to an interior where I remained solo ribs of the Times, homeless.
Today it houses the Archaeological Museum, Museum That in itself contains no worthy works, but do the ticket allows you to visit the church in His interior. I, however, had to organize your in the days because of Sunday and closed, come almost all the Lisbon activities.
Largo do Carmo we taken from a steep road that led us toward Piazza Dom Pedro IV commonly known as Rossio, and come here Walked in Rua das Portas de Santo Antao 58 Casa do Alentejo a doorway Among the many but that hides a palace really interesting with the ground floor a nice tavern where you can taste dishes Being able Simple popular dishes and on the first floor a restaurant where taste the typical Portuguese dishes.
After we had eaten with a delicious salad of chickpeas and cod and delicious variety of cheeses, all washed down with a cold beer, we headed to Praca de Figueira to take one of the famous yellow tram, number 12 in the direction of Alfama, but this I speak to you in the article: Two incurable travelers in Alfama – Lisbon but if you want to read the story from the beginning of our journey, you just need to go read the article: Two incurable travelers in Lisbon.
DATASHEET BARRIO ALTO
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Where to stay: During our trip to Lisbon, we stayed at the Grand Hotel Altis, for more information and reservations: www.altishotels.com/lisbona
How to get there:
The easiest and fastest way to reach Portugal is definitely the plane.
We flew with the company TAP Portugal and we remind you that TAP Portugal flights from Rome, Milan, Bologna and Venice to Lisbon from € 114 a / r inclusive rate. All rates include a meal on board, a checked baggage max 23 kg + max 8 kg hand.
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Distances: 2,538 km Rome, Milano 2,150 Km, Venezia 2404 Km.
Documents: For European citizen none, even if it getting better to bring along the identity card.
Lisbon weather: Climate almost always mild, autumn rains that make possible the melancholy and mysterious atmosphere.
Time: – 1 hour of difference with Italy.
Voltage Electricity: The electric current is like in Italy, to 220 volts. The Portuguese has taken two round inputs. Bring along the adapter.
Recommended period: All year.