The old “Theatro Taborda” was founded in 1870. The name “Taborda” used to honor one of the best Portuguese actors of all times, Francisco Taborda (1824-1909). In 1968, the building was decrepit and was announced for demolition by the Town Hall. Fortunately, in 1980, instead of tearing down the old place, they decided to repair it. It reopened in 1995 and since then it has been working as a theater.
Inside, the spirit of the theatre is alive, and if you’re looking for a special place, step on stage, I mean, go straight to the Café. Teatro da Garagem hosts several plays (also for children!) but the cherry on top is its view. As you go down the stairs you can check the Café da Garagem: grab a good book and ask for a glass of wine or a cappuccino and enjoy your afternoon.
The restaurant serves good salads, cheese and sausage “boards” (so you can have a bit of everything) and a delicious Spanish toast (with garlic, tomato, and olive oil)!
With a perfect location just at the castle walls, from here you’ll have a magnificent view over the western parts of Lisbon. Make sure you stop here when you’re on the way to Graça neighborhood!