Pavilhão Chinês in Lisbon is one of my favourite bars to take visitors to because every surface is crammed with collections; over four thousand pieces in total.

You could spend hours just looking at all the oddities so it’s a good job they have an extensive collection of cocktails and exotic teas on offer too. Even the menu has become a collector’s item. It’s full of risqué drawings of 1930s party scenes and each copy is numbered – I must remember to take photos of one next time I visit the bar.

The waiters wear waistcoats and bow ties and are a bit snooty but the Pavilhão Chinês is so popular that you sometimes have to queue for a table at the weekend, although I prefer to go early evening when there are only a handful of people there, making it easier to look around.

Here’s a selection of what there is to see:

Collectibles at Pavilhão Chinês, Lisbon
Collection of reptiles at Pavilhão Chinês, Lisbon
Collection of helmets at Pavilhão Chinês, Lisbon

If you fancy dropping by, here’s the address: Rua Dom Pedro V 89,  1250 Lisbon. You might even bump into ex-Prime Minister Tony Blair; apparently he likes to visit whenever he’s in Lisbon!


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  1. Was just going to point out that Collectibles was a few weeks ago because I posted in it as soon as I came back from Poland, but you know. Fun place though, Julie.

  2. Great choices of collectibles photograph Julie,Thanks for sharing 🙂

  3. Seems like an interesting place to visit, I had never heard of it, must visit it next time I go to Lisbon.

    1. Author

      You should, it’s definitely worth it 🙂

  4. Even so, thanks for the wonderful photos…definitely on our bucket list for when we finally get to Portugal! xoxoM

    1. Author

      You’re welcome, Margarita. I hope you enjoy it!

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