Monthly Archives: May 2012

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Marinha Guincho Restaurant & Wellness

Category : Dinner , Living

The Marinha Guincho Restaurant & Wellness centre just completed her make-over and looks fantastic. The centre provides excellent food, wellness and other services for residents and visitors such as Takes bookings, groups or parties, child activities, takeaway, delivery, catering and table service.


The restaurant offers fantastic dishes all day long, from Breakfasts, lunches and dinners to buffets and Deli’s. The kitchen offers a wide range of cuisines such as Asian Fusion, Italian, Japanese, Pizza, Seafood, Steakhouses and Sushi Bars. The experienced will most definitely be able to serve you a sensational diner experience.

Please check out the Marinha Guincho Restaurant & Wellness centre Facebook page for details and more information regarding activities and events.

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Marchas Populares 2012

This year the Marchas Populares takes place during the night of the 13th of June. The Marchas Populares is one of the peaks of the one month long Festas Santos Populares.

It’s officially called the Desfile das Marchas Populares, a colourful parade on the Avenida da Liberdade. The parade is a competetion between the various ancient neighbourhoods (Bairros) of Lisbon. Each neighbourhood is competing for the best representation of their neighbourhood through dances, music and beautiful songs. The songs are about the history and traditions of the Bairro often referring to the ocean, fisherman and famous people from the regarding bairro.

Approximately 10 days before this big nights, each bairros presents their performance to a pannel of judges in the Pavilhão Atlântico. This combined with the celebrations on the nig night decides which bairro wins. The grand prize is the victory over other bairro’s.

Our villa’s are located 25 minutes from Lisbon in the tranquille Cascais natural park, providing the ideal balance between the festivities and relaxation. Send us an e-mail now to enquire about our special Marchas Populares offer.

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Lisbon’s art scene comes alive

A few years back an interesting article, about Lisbon’s upcoming art scene, featured in the NY Times. The city of Lisbon forms a great transcultural platform for the creative industries because of the good weather, food and number of unused spaces. It’s a nice meltingpot of architecture, art, photography and literature, mixed with a rich history. Also the city is relatively cheap compared to other South-European places.

Around 2008 a  long-disused facility was reborn as Lisbon’s most ambitious new cultural venue. What used to be the place where weapons were made during the dark years of dictatorship in Portugal, was replaced by concert rooms, exhibition spaces, a sprawling bookstore, a cinema, a restaurant and various bars. Fábrica Braço de Prata’s typically diverse offerings: a jazz combo, a reggae outfit, a Leonard Cohen documentary and a 1 a.m. after-party featuring D.J.’s and alternative bands visited by a wide variety of people such as a buzzing crowd of tweedy academics, tattooed cool kids, bourgeois couples and bespectacled grad-student types.

Fábrica Braço de Prata’s transformation is emblematic of the city’s sudden cultural emergence. Like the factory, Portugal languished for much of the 20th century on Europe’s geographic and cultural margins. From the 1920s until the 1970s, a repressive dictatorship smothered the nation, sending the creative classes fleeing to London and Paris and severely stunting any potential arts scene. The economy also slumped. Once the center of a global trade empire, Portugal sunk into notoriety as Western Europe’s poorest nation.

Lisbon is avidly making up for lost time. All over the city, an upstart generation is laying waste to the sepia-toned stereotypes and gleefully constructing edgy and forward-looking ventures amid the time-worn monuments and quaint cobbled lanes.

Lisbon is great to explore from a more ‘tranquil’ Cascais villa, as it is only a 25 minute car drive from the buzzing city. Providing a great balance between beaches, nature (Cascais natural park) and a roaring cosmopolitan city of Lisbon.

To learn more, please check the complete article at the NY Times.

 

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