Things to do in Lisbon: spotlight on Mouraria

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Are you planning your trip and you still haven’t decided what to visit because there are plenty of things to do in Lisbon? You’ve heard about lots of cool neighborhoods but you don’t have time to visit all of them? Or are you already here, determined to visit Mouraria, but you don’t know with what to start with? Take a look at our guide to one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the city and spend one day there. You won’t regret it!

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Things to do in Lisbon: spotlight on Mouraria

Jasmim da Mouraria
Fotografia: Arlindo Camacho
Restaurants

Jasmim da Mouraria

icon-location-pin Martim Moniz

A small snack bar, recently opened, with an idyllic terrace, ideal for a day spent drinking and chatting.

O Corvo - Focaccia
Fotografia: Ana Luzia
Restaurants

Café O Corvo

icon-location-pin Castelo de São Jorge

A new cafe in the area, with a fine terrace, great focaccia, homemade cakes and a weekend brunch. It is located in a delightful square.

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Bacalhau do Zé da Mouraria
Fotografia: Ana Luzia
Restaurants

Zé da Mouraria

icon-location-pin Martim Moniz

One of the great Portuguese cuisine restaurants in Mouraria, its specialities include roast cod and ovenroasted duck rice.

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The Food Temple - Prato
Fotografia: Ana Luzia
Restaurants, Vegetarian

The Food Temple

icon-location-pin Castelo de São Jorge

A quaint little spot for vegetarian food of high quality with a Mediterranean twist, in a pretty dead-end street in Mouraria. If the weather is good, take one of the outdoors tables.

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Cantinho do Aziz - Mista de Marisco
Fotografia: Arlindo Camacho
Restaurants, Pan-African

Cantinho do Aziz

icon-location-pin Castelo de São Jorge

For a real taste of Africa in Europe, you could do far worse than this canteen. The cuisine is Mozambican, with Goan recipes thrown in for good measure, and all of it is halal. As well as the chamussas (samosas), we recommend the frango à Zambeziana (grilled chicken marinated in coconut milk), but there are many different fish and meat curries plus a couple of vegetarian mains.

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Ó Galeria
Fotografia: Arlindo Camacho
Art, Drawing and illustration

Ó Galeria

icon-location-pin Castelo de São Jorge

One of Porto’s most popular illustration galleries opened an affiliate in Lisbon in Summer 2015. It was so successful that they decided to stay on.

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Jardim da Cerca da Graça 2
Fotografia: Arlindo Camacho
Attractions, Parks and gardens

Jardim da Cerca da Graça

icon-location-pin São Vicente 

Linking up the Graça and Mouraria districts, this garden has 1.7 hectares of grass and trees, plus three viewpoints (all of them facing west – hello sunset!), a playground for kids, a picnic area and a kiosk.

Cozinha da Mouraria
Fotografia: Arlindo Camacho
Restaurants, Global

Cozinha Popular da Mouraria

icon-location-pin São Vicente 

A community kitchen with no waiters where each diner gets his own plate from the kitchen in plain view of everyone else.

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Maria da Mouraria - Mexilhões
Fotografia: Arlindo Camacho
Restaurants

Maria da Mouraria

icon-location-pin Martim Moniz

A restaurant and a fado venue located in the building where once lived the so-called mother of Lisbon’s fado, Severa. It usually has good singers on stage.

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Cortiço & Netos
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Shopping, Home decor

Cortiço & Netos

icon-location-pin São Vicente 

Four brothers took their grandfather’s ceramic tile collection and opened a store full of “azulejos” old and new. You can either just browse or purchase a typically Portuguese souvenir.

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