Once the center of the richest empire in Europe, Lisbon now faces one of the worst financial crises in the EU. But even as it struggles with rising debt and unemployment, Tony finds out that Lisbon is ...Go to Episode
A Tasca do Chico
This tiny Fado house in the middle of the Bairro Alto district gets jam-packed with people who come to hear amateurs try their best at singing Fado. Tony meets up with author Antonio Lobo Antunes for a light dinner and to hear Fado singer Carminho.
Rua do Diario de Noticias, 39, Lisbon, Portugal
Tony plays a popular game of Chinquilho, similar to horseshoe, where metal plates are used (instead of horseshoes). The plates can weigh up to 7-lbs! Players receive 3 points for knocking over the pin, and the first one to 25 points, wins.
Mercado de Alvalade Norte
A large market that has everything: seafood, fruits and vegetables, cheeses, sausage and more. A traditional market where the suppliers do the selling. Open in the early morning hours until 3 p.m.