THE MOST eccentric guide to Lisbon since Baedecker has been launched by the publishing group Le Cool.
The Weird and Wonderful Guide to Lisbon by long-time editor Joana Pinto Correia shows that beneath the city’s calm façade is lively heart that loves to show off its magic.
The colourful guidebook, with unusual illustrations, goes well off the well-worn beaten track and leads you through Arabic back streets, African bars, and old corset shops, via the hippest clubs, best restaurants and amazing local characters, to glimpse a side of Lisbon that three-day city break tourists never see.
This is not an ordinary guidebook. Le Cool works with local editors, writers, photographers, illustrators, and designers to create unique books that truly reflect the experience of each city they cover.
A more entertaining and whacky alternative to the Rough Guides, “each page has been specifically designed to reflect the style and vibe of Lisbon and make you feel like you’re really there,” says Joana Pinto Correia who knows Lisbon like the back of her hand and works for the European Cinema Association Nisimasa.
“Joana has happily shared Lisbon’s secrets and given us a glimpse of what life is really like in this beautiful city,” said Stefanie Roth, public relations spokesperson at Le Cool.
The book is available from www.lecoolbook.com and cost s 19.99 euros.