The magnificent Arco da Rua Augusta in front of the Praça do Comércio, central Lisbon? Anna 4 months ago The magnificent Arco da Rua Augusta in front of the Praça do Comércio, central Lisbon? Share this: Visiting the Casa do Alentejo (house of Alentejo) felt like stepping right into Morocco, but right in the heart of downtown Lisbon. ? ? This is intentional – Portugal is closer to North Africa than it is to most of Western Europe! ? ? A lot of Portuguese architecture, food & culture was heavily influenced by the presence of the Moors (the Muslim inhabitants of the Maghreb) between the 8th and the 14th centuries. ? ? That is why you can find a lot of beautiful Moorish design & delicious North African food here. ? ?April 4, 2022In "Photos"Amazing views out from the Miradouro das Portas do Sol over central Lisbon's old town neighbourhood, Alfama.April 3, 2022In "Photos"To me, this dining room looks like something out of a film! But it's real, and is inside Casa do Alentejo in central Lisbon. ? ? It was created to be a meeting place for people from Portugal's historical province Alentejo, but now is a restaurant and place to learn about the Alentejo region, culture & cuisine. ? ?April 1, 2022In "Photos"