Saving Trafaria

Trafaria is a little fishing port opposite Lisbon at the mouth of the Rio Tajo. There isn’t much on Tripadvisor relating to it, but that doesn’t mean it’s without charm. Or indeed things to do. A cheap hourly ferry from Belem whisks you to Trafaria and first thing from the ferry terminal you see the sign:


The Portuguese government wish to build a container terminal essentially obliterating the waterfront here. Little restaurants line the front, each serving fish caught by the boats which are beached for the night. The town has a laid back old-world feel which runs counter-point to the bustle of its big brother over the river.1-P1010475

Sure, you need jobs. But here? Really?

Let’s start it here….



Save Trafaria!






Lisbon Street Art. Enjoy!

Street art in Lisbon is big business. Literally. Guided tours take tourists round the sights, and the local authorities allow artists areas to experiment and display their art pretty well uncensored. Totally enjoyable and a world away from tawdry-tags!

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Museu Colecção Berardo: Art in Belem, Three Images

Museu Colecção Berardo in Belem, Lisbon is a fantastic (free!) museum which seems totally out of place in this historic quarter. It’s a belter of a gallery with stunning views from the roof and the usual comfort facilities.

Exhibitions change frequently, and it’s a great adjunct to the other attractions in the area.

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