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  • Lisbon’s jacaranda trees
    The flowering of this tree, native to South America and originally called Tupi, tells all Lisbon dwellers that summer is just around the corner ...
  • Carnival in Portugal
    In Portugal, Carnival has been celebrated since King D. Sebastião´s time (XIV century), in a more regular basis since the XIX century, but its form has changed over the years and according to geographical area, from North to South, and islands.
  • Merry Christmas in Lisbon !
    Christmas in Lisbon does not always correspond to the idea we have adopted, i.e. that Christmas in Europe has snow or rain, or is at least cold…During this period (as in the Western world in general), we decorate the city with lights that remind us of the season, and which certainly help to create a festive atmosphere prone to generosity.
  • Camilla Watson
    Camilla Watson is a British photographer and a relative newcomer to Lisbon. I discovered her latest work on the walls of the Beco das Farinhas via an impressive video shown on the Nós por Cá programme. Camilla welcomed me in here workshop (Largo dos Trigueiros) with open arms ...
  • In Júlio Pomar’s studio
    Once you arrive at the top of the stairs under the eaves of this beautiful, simple house that survived the 1755 earthquake, you can see future works of art sitting there. Júlio Pomar returns to them early in the morning, as the street starts to stir and the first no. 28 tram rattles past.
  • PAO POR DEUS: A Portuguese tradition
    In villages throughout the land, on the morning of 1 November children gather together and then go from house to house reciting poetry and asking for “Pão do Deus”. This time-honoured tradition reminiscent of Halloween does not, however, have the same supernatural connotations nor origins.
  • Where can I find Africa in Lisbon?
    When one visits Lisbon as a tourist, it’s hard to feel its African identity. Even though the capital’s development was based on significant musical, gastronomic, architectural and other influences imported from the African continent over the centuries, black people are practically absent from the image that Lisbon gives to tourists.
  • Enter the world of  Bela Silva
    Of all the interviews I’ve had the privilege to undertake for Livinginlisbon.com, meeting Bela Silva was one of the most memorable. Such sheer talent and creativity and what mastery of her art!
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Out of the following buildings, which do you think best symbolises Lisbon?
Belém tower
Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
25th April bridge
Praça do Comércio (square)
S. Jorge Castle
Rossio Station
Cathedral (Sé)
Free water aqueduct
Monument to discoveries
Santa Justa elevator
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