On this private day tour in Lisbon we will visit the sites where the Earthquake 1755 destroyed Lisbon
and The places where it didnâ€™t destroyed. The mega-earthquake of 1755 and the
tidal wave that followed this had devastating effects, resulting in enormous
material and human losses. The destruction of the cityâ€™s built heritage led to
an unprecedented reconstruction programme and created an opportunity for the
development of new solutions, not only at the level of architecture and civil
engineering, but also in the field of town planning.
Tapas means -cover-. Portugal is famous for its fish and shellfish and a tapa bar
is a great place to sample the array. Fried fish,
tiny fresh anchovies and rings of tender squid to chunks of fresh hake and
batter-dipped prawns are enticing, in deed. The selection of shellfish will
astound you-clams and razorshells, mussels, prawns ranging in size from the
tiny to the jumbo; crab, lobster, and more. We have a variety of hot dishes. Some
are cooked to order-prawns pil pil, sizzled with garlic and oil; garlicky
grilled pork loin-while others are dished out of a bubbling stew-pot. You can
savour meatballs in almond sauce, kidneys in Sherry sauce, sautĂ©ed mushrooms,
chicken fried al ajillo, with garlic; lamb stew; broad beans with ham; piquant
tripe, spicy snails, and, of course, tortilla, a thick round potato omelette.
Crisp-fried fritters and croquettes are other great tapas of Andalusia, which
produces the world`s finest olive oil.