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Lisbon

Once the stomping ground of Romans, Moors and Crusaders, this historic hillside city has culture, cobblestones, cafés, cable cars and cod aplenty. Sprawling across 7 hills, overlooking the River Tagus and the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon offers a wealth of cityscape vistas.

We head to the medieval Castelo de São, and the arabesque hilltop gardens of Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara. We hop on the Santa Justa Elevator (designed by one of Gustave Eiffel’s apprentices) to the top of Cristo Rei, where we visit Palacio de Belém  – not forgetting to sample the area’s legendary cinnamon-dusted custard tarts washed down with a Galau coffee served milky and sweet in a glass.

For a contemporary art fix we visit the Museu do Chiado and the Museu da Marinha where we learn all about Lisbon’s sea-faring heritage. For architectural inspiration and designer-decor we wander the city’s narrow streets, admiring the intricately patterned mosaic stone pavements and the rainbow range of colours and patterns in the city’s distinctive hand-painted tiles or azulejos.

For retail therapy we shop at Tourist House for regional and retro crafts, Storytailors for fairy tale- inspired fashion fantasy, Vida Portuguesa for gorgeous stationery, jewellery and toys, and Luvaria Ulisses for exquisite leather gloves, traditionally made using the finest materials. We haggle and bargain hunt our way around Lisbon’s many markets: Feira da Ladra (Thieves Market) for bric-a-brac, Mercado da Ribeira for gorgeous produce, salt cod bacalhau, ruby red port and fragrant local honey.

By night, we head to Bairro Alto, where the bars and restaurants throb with the mournful passion of bluesy Fado, Portugal’s traditional music. We dine at Bocca, a dazzlingly chic restaurant, with a wow-factor menu, bursting with unexpected flavours and combinations and a wine list as long as Route 66. We round off the night at the Lux Club a nightspot, as theatrical and unique as its owner John Malkovich.

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Credits

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presenter

FLORA MONTGOMERY

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with thanks to

TURISMO DE PORTUGAL

TURISMO DE LISBOA

PESTANA PALACE HOTEL & NATIONAL MONUMENT

JOANA VASCONCELOS

BICESSE TILE FACTORY

QUINTA DOS AZULEJOS

LUVARIA ULISSES SHOP

CORK & CO SHOP

DIOGO VARELA CULINARY & FADO TOURS

MESA DE FRADES FADO HOUSE

ANTIGA CONFEITARIA DE BELEM

STORYTAILORS SHOP

DIRECCAO GERAL DO PATRIMONIO CULTURAL / SECRETARIO DE ESTADO DA CULTURA / MUSEU NACIONAL DO AZULEJO

CARRIS – TRANSPORTES PUBLICOS DE LISBOA

PADRAO DOS DESCOBRIMENTOS | EGEAC,  E.E.M.

CAMARA MUNICIPAL DE LISBOA

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Fixers

NUNO BARROCA

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titles and graphics

MARTINA MUNGAI

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camera

CHRIS BAIRSTOW

sound

MARTIN EVANSON

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Facilities

SOHO SQUARE STUDIOS

Dubbing Mixer

MIHAI MEIROSU

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Online Editor

MICHAEL SUNDERLAND

editor

LOUISE CALLAGHAN

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title music by

MICHAEL CONN

music by

MICHAEL CONN

ADRIAN MILLER

MALCOLM LAWS & NAINITA DESAI

DANIEL PEMBERTON

PAUL MOUNSEY

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post production coordinator

MICHAEL SUNDERLAND

post production assistant

THOMAS ARNAL

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production accountant

PETYA MARKOVA

production manager

MEL MOORE

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assistant producer

FABIANA BACCI

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producer/director

SILVIA SANTAMARIA

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executive producer

IAN CROSS

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Produced by Pilot Film and TV Productions for:

Discovery International

© Pilot Productions MMXII

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A warm thanks goes out to the following people and companies, without whom the filming of Bazaar would not have been possible:

TURISMO DE PORTUGAL
TURISMO DE LISBOA
PESTANA PALACE HOTEL & NATIONAL MONUMENT
JOANA VASCONCELOS
BICESSE TILE FACTORY
QUINTA DOS AZULEJOS
LUVARIA ULISSES SHOP
CORK & CO SHOP
DIOGO VARELA CULINARY & FADO TOURS
MESA DE FRADES FADO HOUSE
ANTIGA CONFEITARIA DE BELEM
STORYTAILORS SHOP
DIRECCAO GERAL DO PATRIMONIO CULTURAL / SECRETARIO DE ESTADO DA CULTURA /MUSEU NACIONAL DO AZULEJO
CARRIS – TRANSPORTES PUBLICOS DE LISBOA
PADRAO DOS DESCOBRIMENTOS | EGEAC,  E.E.M.
CAMARA MUNICIPAL DE LISBOA

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