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Hidden in Largo da Achada, in the back of Rua das Farinhas, Casa da Achada is the headquarters of the Center Mário Dionísio, a cultural spot that offers several proposals as painting exhibitions or screenings outdoors. 
Includes the private library of Mário Dionísio, a portuguese critic, writer, professor and painter (1916-1993), and Maria Letícia Clemente da Silva, a teacher whom he married in 1940, which can be consulted by appointment...

Although sunny, beautiful Lisbon also has its darkest days. In a week when weather forecasts indicate some rain, enjoy these greyer days to find other charms of the city.

1 - Plan indoor visits - Old College of Young Orphans
The grey and rainy days are the best to discover the history and monuments of the city. In Martim Moniz square look for the police station. Not to feel safer, but because inside this building you will find the former College of Orphaned Boys, with eighteenth-century tiles depicting biblical scenes, which has resisted degradation of the building...

Forget Emmental, Gruyere, Brie or Roquefort cheese. In Portugal, the mandatory cheeses are those that smell worse! At first the scent can be a strong deterrent, but the spicy touch makes you forget everything. Don’t you believe? Pass by Zé dos Cornos tavern, in Mouraria, ask to taste the cheese of Castelo Branco, with a spicy touch and strong taste. Since you're there take time to savor the Alpedrinha, since this is one of the few places in Lisbon where you can find this cheese from Fundão...