Lisbon

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I’ve been quite absent on the site lately, as me and my family went for a spring break to Portugal and Spain. And, I’ve found my new love: it’s Lisbon. From Chiado to Alfama district, from the laundry dried on the streets to the most precious ornaments in Church of Sao Roque, Lisbon is full, but full of beauty. And of always smiling people, delightful food (really, wherever you go – a post on my favourite eating spots in the city is coming soon) and art! Here are some of the moments I’ve captured, while walking down the hilly, sun-drenched streets and during the moon-lit evenings.

In case of art, the Portuguese capital is booming with impressive museums. If you’re around the town for a day or two, don’t miss Museu Coleção Berardo, one of the largest private collections of contemporary art in the world. The permanent exhibition contains works by Andy Warhol, James Turrell, Jeff Koons, Louise Bourgeois, Nan Goldin and many, many more. Until the 3rd of June, there’s also the No place like home exhibition that creates a conceptual dialogue between domestic spaces, utilities and modern art. For a stark contrast, later on check out the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, which will shook you with European masters and some of the greatest works of Renaissance. A must visit as well. 

Don’t worry – more of Lisbon (plus Portuguese seaside and Sevilla in Spain) is around the corner!

All photos by Edward Kanarecki.

 

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