You can feel Lisbon’s centuries’ worth of tradition and culture when you roam around its streets, but it’s also a city that’s changing. Portugal’s recovery from the previous decade’s economic crisis involves boosting its own tourism, inviting ideas, entrepreneurs and investments to give Lisbon that buzz and a new wave of restoration, which the city is experiencing now. It’s a welcome change, but one that needs a discussion, for there needs to be a balancing act between modernity and tradition. Join me again as I continue my exploration, as I share my perspective of Lisbon, one episode at a time.
Hope you enjoy this episode of In The Mood for Lisbon, as I explore the areas of Alcântara and Belém to find this symphony of the old and the new.