Bordello chic in Cais do Sodre
Pensão Amor is a fabulous bar to visit in Cais do Sodre in Lisbon. The sumptuous interior is reminiscent of its former bordello days - heavy velvet drapes, tassles, ornate lamps, gilded mirrors and more... tres vintage.
The area was once frequented by a seedy set but in 2011 the district was given a makeover. No longer the domain of tarts, sailors and pimps, its main street, Rua Nova do Carvalho, has been painted a welcoming pink.
They say this part of town has upstaged Bairro Alto - whatever the case, it's another amazing part of Lisbon. Bohemian chic is the dominant style and if you plan a bar or Fado club crawl, go late... things only get going around midnight.
Pensaor Amor >
Pink Street >
Close by~ I liked the old wrought iron feature alongside the newer graffiti...