In a few days the Lisbon Tourism Fair starts. The fairground is worth it. Old halls and avenues from the Expo 98 grounds have been converted into the fairground which extends into the sea, like everything in Lisbon. The Portuguese fairs schedules are somewhat strange because they open their doors both at noon and close well into the winter night, at about nine or ten. During this time, you can walk through all the regions of Spain( competition for Portuguese tourism), you can pass through the Lusophone world, experiencing samba and the most remote places on the map. Among this multitude of gifts for the fair visitor. Some people ask where you can eat, where there's an interesting museum, and even ask for a gift. Office supplies, gastronomical shows, wine or Caribbean drinks... here you can collect a bit of everything. A Moroccan wrote my name in Arabic and there are masseuses. I was surprised by a lady with wide hips and a colorful dress, who had been part of the Rio Carnival, who tried to tie a ribbon of good luck on my wrist. "Make a wish by knot," she said as she twisted the tape.
The Sao Mamede Gallery of Art is the oldest in Lisbon. Located in the house that occupied the famous Marques de Pombal in Rua do Sao Mamede. It's in the Alto neighborhood and the owner let us admire it, he was very friendly indeed and very polite. The place is admirable for its paintings and sculptures and to discover just traipse the streets of Lisbon, entering shops, galleries and everything is open.