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Largo Do Carmo -Lisbon - Turzain - short & long term apartment rentals in Portugal

Largo Do Carmo -Lisbon - Turzain - short & long term apartment rentals in Portugal | Lisbon | Scoop.it
Largo Do Carmo is a charming square in Lisbon in the Chiado area. It’s a great place to go to on a good Summers day. Several outside restaurants on the... Read more »
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Several outside restaurants on the Square with Carmo serving some of the finest petiscos in the area.

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Tonight! Patche di Rima in concert; Noite de Mandjuandadi, August 8, 2013, Lisbon

Tonight! Patche di Rima in concert; Noite de Mandjuandadi, August 8, 2013, Lisbon | Lisbon | Scoop.it

Like live music? Check out Clube BLeza, right in Cais de Sodre for a great line-up of interesting musicians from Africa and elsewhere. Great club, nice schedule of events, easy to get to and reasonable price for live music. Most shows simple sell tickets at the door.

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This Lisbon Home Has A Green Facade That “Breathes”

This Lisbon Home Has A Green Facade That “Breathes” | Lisbon | Scoop.it

Sustainability in architecture reveals itself in many forms, some more subtle or hidden than others. It’s much more complicated an issue than just green lawning your building, but sometimes that’s just what you need to get your message across.


The House in Travessa do Patrocínio by RA\\ does just that. The narrow townhouse is situated in the center of Lisbon, in a neighborhood with little access to green spaces. To compensate for this, the architects draped the house with lush green facades that cover 100 square-meters of wall space.

The facades are integral components to the architecture, and are planted with approximately 4,500 plants sourced from 25 different local varieties, all of which require little maintenance. The result is a vertical garden that functions as an urban “lung” within the pavement-heavy area, helping to rid the residential street of excess noise, carbon, and other pollutants floating about.

Though small and humble in proportion,  the architects hope that the house is an “example of sustainability for the city of Lisbon,” a new urban model applicable at all scales of building.


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ParadigmGallery's curator insight, March 25, 2013 12:07 PM

The footprint of this home is relatively modest, the green statment it makes is bold and beautiful. The green wall the architects say functions as an urban “lung” within the pavement-heavy area, helping to rid the residential street of excess noise, carbon, and other pollutants floating about. Read on....

Mary H Goudie's curator insight, August 26, 2013 12:53 PM

Just round the corner from my apartment in Campo de Ourique, one of this city's little inner residential villages! I check out the progress of the vertical plantation once in a while and wish I could have my apartment clad in the same. Come up & see it for yourselves - just grab a 28 or 25 antique tram, both pass right below my window. 

Brett Christie-Taylor's curator insight, March 24, 2014 4:08 PM

A beautiful example of a home that is embracing sustainable engineering and something that we should all be trying to do.

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Your-Lisbon-Guide: What's In Lisbon's Coffee Cups

Your-Lisbon-Guide: What's In Lisbon's Coffee Cups | Lisbon | Scoop.it

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Here are the different types of coffee you can order in a Portuguese bar or restaurant:

Bica: Espresso shotCafé Pingado:  A dripped coffee, served in a beaker with a bit of hot water.Café Longo:  Similar to a Café Pingado, but taller.Galao:A Café Longo with the ratio of 1:3 milk in it. It can be foamed and/or steamed.Garoto: Garoto also means "kid" and this drink is mostly milk and a favourite for children. It is made like a Galao but the coffee has been run through twice on the espresso machine and is weaker.
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Welcome to news and cultural information on Lisbon, Portugal.

Welcome to news and cultural information on Lisbon, Portugal. | Lisbon | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Lisbon, Portugal blog focusing on many of the wonderful things going on and the must see places in and around Lisbon. Thanks for your visit and/or follow and enjoy our wonderful city filled with amazing views, interesting history, healthy food and friendly people. Please post your comments on the blog articles and feel free to send questions and suggestions as well. I can be followed on Twitter at @sandrasick. Obrigada!

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