Instant weekend ... Lisbon

This winter, Lisbon is one of the best places in Europe to see contemporary art. Lisboa, a new installation by French photographer Georges Rousse, is on display at the Galeria do Palacio Galveias (Campo Pequeno 53) until 2 February; British artist Gerard Hemsworth is curating an exhibition called Foreign Policy, celebrating 60 years of the British Council in Lisbon at Galeria Luis Serpa (Rua Tenente Raul Cascais 1B) until the end of this month; the best of local art is on display in the multi-disciplinary Museo Coleccao Berardo (Praca do Imperio); and all down the main street, Avenida da Liberdade, Robert Indiana's huge iron pieces lead you into town.



A great walk is to follow the former Arabic trails in the city. The best route is to start in the Bairro Alto and walk to Chiado, before getting lost in the old streets of Alfama. Then head uphill to the castle, and see the city from the ramparts of the ancient stronghold.


Bairro Alto is the place to be. Hip in the 1980s, half-forgotten in the 1990s, it is currently undergoing a resurgence. Around 5pm, you can see the old ladies hanging out clothes on their balconies, and a handful of classic grocery shops in the area feel 200 years old.


Joana Pinto Correia is the editor of Lisbon's online cultural guide 'le cool', see www.lecool.com.

artigo completo aqui: guardian - The Observer, Sunday January 13 2008

as palavras a bold são do artigo, o sublinhado é meu.

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