Category Archives: Carcavelos

Carcavelos near Lisbon

Insider’s Guide to Lisbon

Lisbon’s best restaurants, shops, hotels and museums, according to chef José Avillez, actor Daniela Ruah, novelist Robert Wilson and designer Alexandra Champalimaud. THIS CITY IS often overlooked as a destination, considered an also-ran to Paris, Rome and other European capitals, with … Continue reading

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A day in Cais do Sodré on the Lisbon Coast

Once a seedy area of Lisbon, the riverside Cais do Sodré district has been reborn as one of the city’s coolest, a hub of great clubs, bars, restaurants and original shops. This is also the name of the station from … Continue reading

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Two weeks in Central/North East Portugal

I recently came back from a fabulous two week tour of Portugal with three friends and wanted to recommend it as a holiday, if you are looking for somewhere new. Our total spend per person for 14 days was less … Continue reading

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Welcome

  Welcome to the blog about my lovely apartment in Carcavelos on the Lisbon coast, in Portugal.  As well as providing information about the apartment in the drop down menu here, I’ve added lots more about the local area and places close by. It’s … Continue reading

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Moritz’s (10) holiday ‘tops and flops’ on the Lisbon coast

“Great apartment for a family vacation and an ideal spot to enjoy Lisbon and the area around at its best.” I (Sylvia) travel once a year with my friend Martina and her two sons, Moriz (10) & Felix (7). Before … Continue reading

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In and around Carcavelos

We came to Lisbon to celebrate Jenny’s 60th birthday in June 2011 and spent a very enjoyable week in Brid’s apartment that regretfully flew by far too quickly.  John has experience as a geographical analyst – pulls lots of data … Continue reading

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Carcavelos – a walk around

It’s mid November and my intention is to see the local parish church of Our Lady of Remedies and to visit the Carcavelos indoor market. The church’s panels of tiles proved such an attraction to the famous Portuguese writer, Jose Saramago, in 1979 that he  made … Continue reading

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Lisbon – sightseeing tours

Arriving in Lisbon via the airport, my wife and I caught the airport shuttle service to Cais do Sodre, and even taking this direct route through the city centre took us past some great views of Lisbon. We knew we definitely had … Continue reading

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