Each Country has its kings and queens, and usually, there are many amazing legends about them: secret love affairs, tricks, and betrayals. During our next tour, we will discover the stories of the Portuguese royal people, their relations, and their lives. Walking down Príncipe Real, Beatriz will tell us another incredible part of Lisbon past and we will have the opportunity to admire one of the most fashion districts of the Portuguese capital. This area is full of antique and design shops, charming bars and luxurious mansions, and it is very difficult to resist to don’t buy anything or don’t sit for a short break. Príncipe Real district is modern but maintains a relaxing and quite atmosphere thank to the numerous gardens.
I am super curious about this tour, also because I know that at the end we could enjoy the view from Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara and taste a typical Portuguese wine in Solar do Vinho do Porto! And you? What are you waiting for? Join us and improve your Portuguese!The meeting point is on Wednesday 22nd of March, in Jardim do Príncipe, near to the kiosk, at 3.00 p.m.
Yesterday our tour started at Jardim do Príncipe, a shady and relaxing garden in Príncipe Real district. In this area, for hundreds years, different architectural styles live side by side: it is quite common that a mansion with Moorish details stays near a neoclassical one. This mix creates a unique atmosphere. There, Beatriz told us some curiosities about the royal people of Lisbon, and we discovered that Dona Maria II, daughter of Dom Pedro IV, asked the construction of the famous and amazing “Palacio de Pena” in Sintra, as a wedding present for her husband Fernando II. The garden is also important for something else: underground, beneath the Jardim, there is Patriarcal Reservoir, a huge cistern of water part of the ancient water distribution system that has supplied the entire downtown area of the city since 1863. Nowadays, after a restoration, it constitutes “Museo de Água”. To see the pictures of our afternoon tour click on the first one below!