Lisbon – Chapito

chapitoChapito – school of clowns and place where magic is reborn

Number 7 in Tripadvisor from 113 other Lisbon places mentioned there. It’s not a great place to eat, to be honest. But it’s so magical and unique – you cannot miss it, when you are visiting Lisbon.

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The place is the best, when you want to taste great wine, listen to excellent performances of fado (on Tuesdays), take part in something different – because “Chapito” it’s not only a café or restaurant – it’s a cultural space.

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So – basically – what we have there? A lot of concerts, theatre performances, exhibitions etc. In “Chapito” you can find as well school for clowns and in some special time of the year – juggling or tap dancing classes.

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I personally love this place because of two things – the great Tuesday with fado&wine and the neighbourhood. For those of you who do not know what fado is – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fado.

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Just near “Chapito” we have a “kind of a hidden” miradouro (which is a viewpoint). Now there is a restaurant near this viewpoint, but still – during the day – my favourite thing to do was going there, crossing the crash barrier just on the edge of the building – and sitting with my legs hanging out, looking at the Lisbon rooftops 🙂

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What else is special? The whole construction of this place. It has two parts – the first one is outside, surrounded by many lights (big lamps) hanging on the trees – here you can eat and drink a beer, looking at the city. The second part is a bit down, with a space for fado and other performances.

100_5308Here Ireland came to Portugal (and to Chapito):

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If you are going to step by in Lisbon some day – Rua Costa Castelo 1-7 is waiting for you and for sure you will not be disappointed. Because – to be honest – how many schools of clowns have you visited in your life? Well – for me – that was the first one and the only one 🙂

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