Exploring Bairro Alto and Principe Real in Lisboa on Saturday proved perfect. Vendors of local produce, honey, wines, and condiments filled the square's Mercado Biológico do Principe Real attracting chic locals and the random tourist. In this neighbourhood one may browse small boutiques offering Portuguese designers. Embaixada at Praça do Principe Real 26 inhabiting a turn of the 20th century building that is as alluring as it's vendors who stock only Portuguese products, including beautiful hand knits at Ecola.
photograph: carla breeze; farmers market Principe Real
photograph: carla breeze; boutique across the street from the Museu Nacional de História Natural e da Ciência Rua Escola Politécnica
photograph: carla breeze; street scene Principe Real neighborhoodphotograph: interior of Lux Park Hotel, ecomodista's favourite minimalist design hotel in Lisboa
photograph: exterior azulejos (ceramic tiles) in Principe Real neighborhood