Our guest for today has a lot in common with us. A passion for Lisbon, a fascination for exploring its stories and special places and also sharing her discoveries in digital content. In Lisbon in Us by Carla Cabaça, this blogger from Torres Vedras tells us how her connection with this city was born and how the project Dias Bons, dedicated especially to families, came about.
My passion for Lisbon arose early.
Born and raised in Torres Vedras, when I was a child, one of my favourite things to do was come to Lisbon. It didn’t need to be a specific event, all I needed was to be told about Lisbon and I was already loving it.
What did I like? I can’t even describe it. Maybe the movement in the streets, the many possibilities for good walks, the history. Yes, realising that I was in a place where a historical episode had taken place fascinated me.
Later, it was reading The Maias, by Eça de Queirós, that awoke in me a greater desire to get to know the city. Discovering the Lisbon of the Maias was the most fun project I did for school because, between the research and the many hours of walking around, I understood the city and its history better.
My interest in Lisbon increased when I started university and moved to the capital. I got used to wandering around the city. And I discovered so much! The monuments, the museums, the fairs and the shows, there was always plenty to enjoy!
Many years later, this fascination took the form of a project. Dias Bons was born from my desire to explore Lisbon. To discover its streets, buildings and Street Art. To rest in a garden or to be immersed in the frenzy of a busy avenue. From the passion for the city, its history and its contemporaneity, was born the desire to photograph and create content.
Dias Bons presents suggestions to enjoy the best that Lisbon offers to families with children and teenagers. Programs that can be a visit to the National Coach Museum or São Jorge Castle. Or something quite simple, like wandering through the narrow alleys of the old neighbourhoods or admiring the sunset from a viewpoint. What impresses me most about Lisbon? There are so many things that I love, but I can synthesise this fascination in the light of the city. Lisbon’s luminosity is unique. The way the sunlight reflects on the Tagus River, the streets and the buildings makes the city brighter and with an incredible palette of colours, which fills my heart.
|Lisbon in Us by Carla Cabaça
|Born in Torres Vedras. Degree in Media Studies.
Mother of three. Eternally curious, I love travelling, photography, reading, writing.
I worked as a journalist, had a shop in Lisbon and today I’m dedicated to my family and the project Dias Bons.
Follow my project on Pinterest and Instagram
|An inspiring place
|Panorâmico de Monsanto Viewpoint
|An unmissable visit
|São Jorge Castle
|Her mouth waters with…
|Amêijoas à Bulhão Pato (clams with garlic and coriander sauce)
|Loucos de Lisboa by Ala Dos Namorados
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