real people, real food


Living in Mouraria for 35 years, nobody knows the neighborhood better than him and he is dedicated to help those in need. Among the guided tours to tourists and locals, we wanted to hear the story of someone who talks a lot, but also learned to listen.
How are you connected to Mouraria?
My father was born in Mouraria and when he married he moved to Alto de S. João, with another kind of conditions. I was born in 1959 and when I was 20 years old I went to live with my grandmother in Mouraria...

Camilla Watson arrived in Mouraria in 2007 and become famous thanks to an unusual photographic technique: images of older residents of the neighbourhood printed on the walls of buildings. Fan of traditional Portuguese food, she love sardines, beans with chorizo ​​and snails with beer at the end of the day! With her is the not less popular D. Quixote, the faithful companion.

How did you arrive in Mouraria?
It all started in early 2007...

Lisbon, which this year welcomes Champions League final, suffered an invasion of Spanish fans, among which we found Tomás and his group of friends in Costa do Castelo coffee, between Mouraria and Castelo S. Jorge.

  - How did you arrive in Lisbon?
  - We arrive on a van and this is where we will sleep today. It's cheaper!
  - Have you already taste some typical Portuguese dish?
  - No, we brought food from home to save.

Although they arrived on the morning of the day before the game, they were enchanted by the beauty of the city, as well as the quality of the beer!

  - Today we've been in Praça do Comércio, see the Champions League Cup, and the river Tejo...