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Praca das Flores, Lisboa, Portugal, 2017[open in full screen]  

 
 

"This romantic little square, with its small garden, has always been one of the city’s quietest corners but is now also one of its trendiest. It remains as calm as ever, with benches surrounding a small fountain shaded by trees, but now also has several spots for eating and drinking. The first one you see is an old kiosk, now restored, but there are also small cafe terraces, and several other eateries down Rua Nova da Piedade towards São Bento Palace. There are few places located here that we can recommend:
• Quiosque do Refresco –
A century old kiosk serving Lisbon's traditional refreshments.
• Restaurante In Bocca al Lupo – Thin-crust organic pizzas.
• Tease – Cupcakes and light meals
• Copenhagen – For coffee lovers."

Previous quote is perfectly reflecting our opinion about this place, it is taken from web site "lisbonlux.com" for all things Lisbon.

  Every morning since we lived very close, we were here having breakfast in one of the coffee places on the square or if the weather was cooperating in the park itself. That means whenever sun was up as being from Canada we are missing it so much.

Lisbon has a very long history of kiosks dating back to the 1800s. In 2009 first restored ones started appearing all over the city. They have been restored to serve the city’s classic refreshments. Those include orchata (with almonds), mazagran (made with coffee) and capilé(with spleenwort), in addition to the good old lemonade and Port wine. They may accompany soups and traditional snacks, to be enjoyed in the open air at any time of the day, even as a midnight snack or a late-night drink. Version on Placa Das Flores is the smallest version but still with wide variety of options.

Park area is so enjoyed by locals and that is visible everywhere. Even this first day after arrival, not only that we adopted placa as "ours", but we are instantly accepted as neighbours.

  Largo Agosthino da Silva is another surprise here. It is actually connected little square. Locals liking even more solitude are finding its place there.

Traces of the care of the community, in now now very trendy part of the city of Lisbon, are visible everywhere. Residential buildings are nicely restored, some with traditional azulejos, around the square and there were couple of stores, like pharmacy, supermarket, and pescharia. Square is in hilly area with narrow streets, but it is still served with public transportation, van like bus connecting it to the larger streets. We liked the nice touch, little sign with kids drawing and a poem: "nao deixe no chão o coco do seu cao" [don't leave in the soil "coconut" of your dog.]

I am preparing special "psychogeography page" for this space it will be available soon.

 
           
   
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