A wonderful evening with Marianne, Rui, Kimon and Sabina at À Parte, a Brazilian-run restaurant built in an old ground-floor apartment.
While we were in Lisboa, Helena and João took us to Costa Azul (south of Lisboa) for a delightful tour (and lunch).
Fishing boat in Porto Brandão.
Portinho da Arrábida
Praia de Portinho
Helena and João. We met Helena on-line before our first visit to Portugal in 2006. And we have seen her (and eventually João) every time we have come to Lisboa. Very, very nice people.
We had almoço here.
The end to a lovely day.
Sueca – you will find this scene in nearly every public jardim.
Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga. The sign points down the street to the museu, where there was a fantastic show: Portugal e o Mundo, nos Séculos XVI e XVII. Unfortunately, we were not allowed to take photographs, so this is it!
This is João Pinto. Sr. Pinto owns Xurrex, a great place for para fora (take-out). We always come here for frango when we want to eat en casa, but don’t want to do anything except make a salad! Xurrex is very popular in this area and Sr. Pinto is a very nice guy. Unfortunately, the building that houses Xurrex, the old Teatro Europa, is being torn down and Sr. Pinto will be forced to close his business after 21 years.
The main activity today was visiting A Tapada das Necessidades. A jardim that is run-down, but has loads of potential. Work began in September 2009 to restore some of its lustre.
In the Jardim de Estrela.
And that was the end of a short visit to Nazaré and Lisboa.