Santini opens two new ice cream kiosks in the Lisbon area


Santini Ice-Cream Kiosk
Santini Ice-Cream Kiosk

Santini continues to grow at the same rate it delights its fans with new tastes! There are now two new ice cream shops in the Lisbon area, the first one located in LACS (Lisbon Art Center & Studios), which is actually in the town of Óbidos, and is a space dedicated to co-working, with art galleries and studios, workshops and much more.

This is a street kiosk, which aims to maintain the traditional concept of the ice cream kiosk, and therefore will only sell the traditional Santini ice creams and not any other food product, and there will be no seating. There will be 10 to 12 different flavours which are rotated on a weekly basis.

The other new Santini space is located in the EXPO area, on the Avenida Dom João II avenue, and has a similar look and feel to the one in Óbidos, with no seating. Here, however, customers can take delight in the traditional Santini cones, as well as cakes, chocolates, tarts, milkshakes and other tasty delights.

Santini LACS
Cais da Rocha Conde de Óbidos,
1350-352 Lisboa

Santini Expo
Loja Expo Tower – Avenida D.João II, Lote 1.16.01,
Parque das Nações 1990-083 Lisboa


Lisbon Day Pass
Lisbon Day Pass

Includes: Tickets For The Hop On Hop Off Bus, Tickets For Torre De Belem And Jerónimos Monastery In Belém And 20% Discount On Everything You Want To Visit More In Lisbon!

The Lisbon Day Pass is the perfect solution for cruise guests who are visiting Lisbon and arrive at one of the 3 cruise terminals in Lisbon:
  • Alcântara Cruise Terminal
  • Santa Apolónia Cruise Terminal
  • The Jardim do Tabaco Quay
From each of these cruise terminal you can take the Hop on Hop off Bus to explore the city like Marques de Pombal, São Jorge Castle, Praça do Comércio and much more! One of the stops is Belém where you can visit Torre de Belem and Jerónimos Monastery.
The Lisbon Day Pass is everything you need when you arrive at one of the Cruise Terminasl in Lisbon. Even better, you receive everything by email so that you don’t waste time picking it up when you arrive.
Simply order your Day Pass online  and you’re ready for all that this wonderful city has to offer:
  • Easy and flexible way of exploring Lisbon with the Hop on Hop off Bus with 3 lines: Belém Line, Oriente Line, Castle Line and the Cascais Line. You can see the routes here and here:
  • Entrance to the Torre de Belem
  • Entrance to the Jerónimos Monastery
  • 20% discount on everything you want to visit more in Lisbon

How does it work when you get of the ship?

From each Cruise Terminal there is a Hop on Hop off Bus stop close by where you can start your journey:
Alcântara Cruise Terminal – Stop nº12 Red Line
Santa Apolónia Cruise Terminal – Stop nº 13 Blue Line
The Jardim do Tabaco Quay – Stop nº 14 Blue Line
You simply Hop on and explore the city. When you reach Belém  you can get off and visit Torre de Belem and Jerónimos Monastery. We made a reservation for you so you can enter both highlights anytime you want that day.

How to book?

Step 2. Please select your arrival date
Step 3. Select how many adults and children will join
A perfect day out on your own in Lisbon!

Concerts in Lisbon in June 2018

LCD Soundsystem
LCD Soundsystem


June is always a great month for concerts in Lisbon, and June 2018 is no exception. Queen with Adam Lambert has unfortunately, but unsurprisingly, already sold out, but there are still some other big names coming to Portugal’s capital city and the possibilities of buying tickets are high. Here’s a quick list of upcoming major concerts this month and in to July:

19th June: LCD Soundsystem at Coliseu dos Recreios – click to see ticket availability

20th June: LCD Soundsystem at Coliseu dos Recreios – click to see ticket availability

21st June: LCD Soundsystem at Coliseu dos Recreios – click to see ticket availability

27th June: Marilyn Manson at Campo Pequeno – click to see ticket availability

28th June: Shakira at the Altice Arena – click to see ticket availability

1st July: Lenny Kravitz at the Altice Arena – click to see ticket availability

2nd July: Ozzy Osbourne at the Altice Arena – click to see ticket availability

13th July: Iron Maiden at the Altice Arena – click to see ticket availability

Have fun! 🙂

10 New Reasons to Go to Lisbon in 2016

MAAT, Lisbon

The major new attraction of the year is the MAAT, the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology, which will be found on the water’s edge in the Belém district. Directed by the former curator of contemporary architecture of New York’s MoMA, the first exhibition is scheduled for September, but you’ll be able to admire the exterior of the rather futuristic building before then.

It’s not being labeled a “museum” but rather a “museological space,” and it’s quite a space. It’s a replica of a ship from the 1500s, the type that left Lisbon for Asia, Brazil and around the world, and will explain the planning and process behind those voyages, together with all the different aspects (both positive and negative) of the Age of Discovery. It will be placed on the waterfront some time in the summer, by Ribeira das Naus, and will have a terrace at the top offering views of the Tagus flowing into the Atlantic, allowing you to imagine the ancient sailors heading into the unknown.

It’s been postponed year after year, but 2016 is said to be the year for the opening of the new Money Museum. It will be found in the mostly unlikely of places, a former church from the 1700s, but also extending to the building behind it, which belongs to the Bank of Portugal. Although the museum is said to open in the first half of the year, the former church is already open to visitors, showing traces of Lisbon’s medieval wall together with archaeological finds from the Roman and Moorish periods of the city.

Amoreiras Towers, Lisbon

It may be hard to believe for many locals, but the Amoreiras Towers have just turned 30 years old. Quite controversial due to their postmodern architecture in a historic city, they’re now very much part of Lisbon’s skyline and house one of its favorite malls. In 2016 it will open its rooftop to visitors for the first time, a new attraction it’s calling “Amoreiras 360.” That’s because it will offer 360º-views over Lisbon, reportedly at a cost of 5 euros per person.

One of the biggest events of the year will happen in July. From the 22nd to the 25th, “Europe’s Atlantic Capital” will have several activities (from concerts to exhibitions) related to the famous sailing race. Many of the ships will be open to visitors, and there will be lots of photo opportunities as they go down the Tagus towards the Atlantic.

The same company that turned a group of abandoned warehouses, now collectively known as “Lx Factory,” into one of Lisbon’s trendiest spots, will now try to do the same for a former hospital. The 500-year-old building actually started out as a monastery, then became an orphanage, then it was turned into military barracks, and finally became a hospital until 2006. In the spring of 2016 it will have its 11,000 square meters divided into shops, cultural spaces, restaurants and a hotel.

A larger number of tourists every year means that there’s still a need for new hotels. And the new ones try to stand out from the competition in any way they can. Studies show that Lisbon is one of the cities with the best-reviewed hotels in Europe, and the upcoming ones will make sure they keep it that way. There will be a new design hotel in the Príncipe Real district overlooking the city, a new hotel downtown from a new chain created by superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, and a new four stars in the central Figueira Square.

The final touches are scheduled for January of 2017, but by the end of 2016 you’ll already be able to enjoy a large part of the renewed waterfront between Cais do Sodré and Campo das Cebolas, by the cruise terminal.
Extending the promenade Ribeira das Naus, also used as an “urban beach” during the warmer months, the square across from Cais do Sodré station will be landscaped, and the square across from the famous Casa dos Bicos will be mostly car-free, so you’ll be able to enjoy a picnic or relax in the Atlantic breeze.

25 de Abril Bridge, Lisbon

In the year that the landmark 25 de Abril Bridge celebrates 50 years, there are plans for the addition of an elevator to take tourists to the top. It’s still in the planning stages, so there’s no guarantee that it will open in its 50th year, but sooner or later you’ll be able to go up 70 meters (230ft) in the air. It will not only offer bird’s-eye views of Lisbon, it will also tell the story of the bridge, including why it looks so much like San Francisco’s Golden Gate.

An entire floor of the Ancient Art Museum is currently closed and will only reopen in May. At that time it will have a (re)new(ed) space for the display of Portuguese paintings and sculpture that were rarely seen before. It will have around 200 new pieces, from the Middle Ages to the 1800s.
Until April you may also see the temporary exhibition “Great Spanish Masters”, with works by names like El Greco, Goya and Sorolla.

Survey Says: Tourists Love Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon had a record year in tourism in 2014, and it seems that almost everyone left satisfied and wanting more. When visitors were asked how much they liked the city on a scale of 1 to 10, the average score was a 9.28, and 99.3% said they wish to return. Over half of those surveyed (62%) said Lisbon exceeded their expectations, and around the same number (60.8%) said they rank the Portuguese capital among their top 5 favorite destinations.

Lisbon was the European capital with the highest growth in hotel stays, and in 2015 there will be close to two dozen hotel openings. But this doesn’t mean that it will become more expensive and overrun with tourists like most other European cities. It remains an undiscovered (overlooked) destination for most tourists from outside Europe, and prices are still well below those of most other Western European capitals, especially when it comes to hotels and apartments.

There are many reasons why Lisbon is suddenly becoming a favorite in Europe, and one of them seems to be word of mouth, which reminds many of one of the most authentic European capitals. Lisbon is now more attractive than ever, especially after its renovated waterfront, new museum openings and a rejuvenated food scene. Tourists sharing all the scenic views they captured on camera in Lisbon on social media, and trip reports on blogs and websites have convinced many to visit the city and see for themselves.

If you haven’t been to Lisbon or it’s been some time since you were last in town, it’s time to discover a whole new destination. So start planning your sightseeing now!