Among the many attractions the Portuguese capital has to offer, between the 28th and 31st of January Lisbon will also be Europe’s Jiu-Jitsu capital.
And you only have until Friday to guarantee your place at this party. Sign up here! Join names like Fabio Gurgel, Tarsis Humphreys, Rafael Mendes, Rodrigo Cavaca, Ricardo Demente, Michael Langhi, Lucas Lepri, Gilbert Burns, Guilherme Mendes, Pablo Silva, Bruno Malfacine, Pedro Bessa, Yan Cabral, Stephen Hall, Helvecio Penna, Ramon Jamur, Ari Farias, Josef Cobra and Marko Helen, as well as Shanti Abelha, Cassuza Fomari and young Mackenzie Dern fighting for gold in the female division.
Even Rickson will be there – Rickson Pontes, a Gracie Barra brown belt.
Pack your bags, don’t forget to take one or two gis and jot down GRACIEMAG.com’s travel tips.
* Shopping: Liberdade Avenue and Augusta Street: shops selling international brands mixes with local commerce.
*Architecture: marvel at the façade of the International Design Hotel, on the corner of Rossio and the beginning of Augusta Road, with a sidewalk of real Portuguese stones.
* In Belem, contemporary art and history: Berardo Museum, Geronimo Monastery .
*Sports: check out the games and visit Luz Stadium, one of the most modern of Europe, and home of Benfica soccer team.
*Presents: leather goods can be found at the old Casa Canada, on the way to Comercio Plaza and the statue of King Jose I. Joias, on Aurea Road, parallel to Augusta.
* Breaking the diet: after the championship, try out some of the secret recipes at Confeitaria Nacional and visit Gambrinus, one of the best breweries in the city, at Figueira Plaza and Largo de São Domingos.