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Quiosque de Refresco do Largo da Sé, in Alfama, Lisbon. More than a century and a half ago, these ornate little kiosks began cropping up in the city's parks and plazas, becoming the heart of public life. But they fell into disrepair and all but disappeared, until an architect and an entrepreneur joined forces to restore them to their former glory and place of prominence. Paul Arps/Flickr hide caption

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History, Horchata And Hope: How Classic Kiosks Are Boosting Lisbon's Public Life

Ornate refreshment kiosks were once the heart of Lisbon's parks and plazas. They faded away under a dictatorship that discouraged public gatherings. Now they're back to help revitalize the city.

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Quiosque de Refresco do Largo da Sé, in Alfama, Lisbon. More than a century and a half ago, these ornate little kiosks began cropping up in the city's parks and plazas, becoming the heart of public life. But they fell into disrepair and all but disappeared, until an architect and an entrepreneur joined forces to restore them to their former glory and place of prominence. Paul Arps/Flickr hide caption

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History, Horchata And Hope: How Classic Kiosks Are Boosting Lisbon's Public Life

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