Quinta Do Mocho
Quinta Do Mocho
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Luc D
By Luc D
Amazing street art project
5.0 of 5 bubblesAug 2018
Quinta Do Mocho was once known as a dangerous neighbourhood. More than 90% of the inhabitants come from former Portuguese colonies. Thanks to a street art project the neighbourhood regained self confidence and got connected to the outside world and vice versa. Quinta Do Mocho is located in Sacavém and is close to one of the runways of Lisbon airport. You can get there by bus but it isn’t easy. There’s the 320 from Lisboa Areeiro and the 310 from Oriente but in the weekend they run fewer busses. The easier option is to take a taxi or an Uber. We did a guided visit and our guide Kally was excellent and very friendly. He lives in the neighbourhood and talked to the street artists who made the murals. He has a lot of knowledge about the artist, the styles, the painting techniques and the vision of the artists. You can find him on Facebook : Guias do Mocho - Bairro de Arte Pública. We booked our visit via Facebook/Messenger. The booking went smoothly as they are quick to react. Together with his wife Ema he guides people around the neighbourhood in Portuguese, English (Kally) and French (Ema). A guided visit costs € 10 pp and you can have an african lunch (€5 pp) afterwards in a small restaurant. We liked the cachupa, a Cape Verde dish. I can recommend Guias do Mocho and maybe it’s safer to do the visit with them. The neighbourhood seemed quiet and peaceful when we where there but I cannot say how people will react when you’re walking around on your own.

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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2018 • Couples
Quinta Do Mocho was once known as a dangerous neighbourhood. More than 90% of the inhabitants come from former Portuguese colonies. Thanks to a street art project the neighbourhood regained self confidence and got connected to the outside world and vice versa. Quinta Do Mocho is located in Sacavém and is close to one of the runways of Lisbon airport. You can get there by bus but it isn’t easy. There’s the 320 from Lisboa Areeiro and the 310 from Oriente but in the weekend they run fewer busses. The easier option is to take a taxi or an Uber.
We did a guided visit and our guide Kally was excellent and very friendly. He lives in the neighbourhood and talked to the street artists who made the murals. He has a lot of knowledge about the artist, the styles, the painting techniques and the vision of the artists. You can find him on Facebook : Guias do Mocho - Bairro de Arte Pública. We booked our visit via Facebook/Messenger. The booking went smoothly as they are quick to react.
Together with his wife Ema he guides people around the neighbourhood in Portuguese, English (Kally) and French (Ema). A guided visit costs € 10 pp and you can have an african lunch (€5 pp) afterwards in a small restaurant. We liked the cachupa, a Cape Verde dish.
I can recommend Guias do Mocho and maybe it’s safer to do the visit with them. The neighbourhood seemed quiet and peaceful when we where there but I cannot say how people will react when you’re walking around on your own.
Written August 24, 2018
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