The People’s Guide to Lisbon

The People’s Guide to Lisbon

Featured Articles

Almada Negreiros: Lisbon's Futurist
A Q & A with Street Artist Gonçalo MAR
Camping in Portugal: Sites That Are Worth the Hike
Portugal's Best: Eleven Beaches You Shouldn't Miss

Things to Do

Events Calendar

There’s a lot going on in Lisbon, but we curate what’s up so you know…

Museums

What are the top places for art, history, puppets, and more? We’ve done the legwork.…

Parks and Gardens

Lisbon’s top outdoor spaces range from miradouros, to green parks and gardens, and yes, cemeteries.…

Shopping

We love Lisbon because it’s a small town wrapped up inside a big city. Prices…

Restaurants

Restaurants, cafes, kiosks, and more, Lisbon's got all kinds of kitchens, and we've reviewed them…

Bars

With incredible vinho and cheap beer everywhere, you'll need a guide to get your drink…

Clubs

Put on your dancing sapatos! Party ’til sunrise like a Lisboeta at one of these…

Golfing

If you judge a course by its par threes, these two courses near Lisbon won’t disappoint…

Biking

It may be hilly and bumpy, but bike lanes are popping up in LX and…

Surfing

Here’s some info on the top three spots to grab a wave and get maps of dozens more surf…

Rock Climbing

There’s tons of climbing around Lisbon, even multi-pitch trad if you…

Essentials for Visitors

Cooking with Claudia, a Better Martha Stewart for Lisbon
Cooking with Claudia, a Better Martha Stewart for Lisbon
Buying Local in Lisboa
Buying Local in Lisboa

Living in Lisboa

Latest Restaurant Reviews

Solar dos Canadianos Simple tasca for local people
Solar dos Canadianos
Lisbon Events
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all-day DANCE AND MUSIC | Agadá Festival...
DANCE AND MUSIC | Agadá Festival...
Jul 21 all-day
DANCE AND MUSIC | Agadá Festival: 1st Afro-Brazilian Dance and Percussion Weekend | Picoas | 10 - 80€ @ Camões Liceu Auditorium | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
The Agadá Afro-Contemporary Dance Company and Jazzy Dance Studios bring you the first Afro-Brazilian and African Dance and Percussion Festival held in Lisbon: a weekend of workshops, classes, talks, art, music, dance, food, and drink.[...]
all-day MUSIC FESTIVAL | Super Bock Supe...
MUSIC FESTIVAL | Super Bock Supe...
Jul 21 all-day
MUSIC FESTIVAL | Super Bock Super Rock | Oriente | 59 - 279€ @ Parque das Nações | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal
Legend has it that the kids prefer Super Bock to Sagres due to higher glucose levels. But said legend was overheard at a house party from a Sagres marketing executive (who will remain unnamed). Whatever[...]
all-day to Jul 22 | CONCERT SERIES | “Su...
to Jul 22 | CONCERT SERIES | “Su...
Jul 21 all-day
to Jul 22 | CONCERT SERIES | "Summer Garden 2018: From Opera to Hip-Hop" by Gulbenkian Musica | Lisboa | FREE to 10€ @ Gulbenkian | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
This July, The Gulbenkian hosts “Summer Garden 2018: From Opera to Hip-hop” — two weekends full of music, theatre, poetry, art, opera and all sorts of other fun, indoors and out. Celebrate the long awaited[...]
08:00 Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra...
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra...
Jul 21 @ 08:00 – 18:00
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama @ Feira da Ladra | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
The biggest and still the best outdoor market in Lisbon, every Tuesday morning and Saturday pretty much all day. “Ladra” means “thief” – while you can get some nice artisanal jewelry, 17th-century tiles, copper pots,[...]
Blog Categories

Interviews with Lisboetas

  • Fábrica da Pólvora: The Explosive New Art Scene in Oeiras - Who would have thought that eight stops from Lisbon’s Rossio station in Barcarena, there’s a city of artist studios that laughs in the face of the co-working space concept, a green space, a killer buffet-style restaurant, an outdoor amphitheater, and an archeological museum all in the same complex?
  • Being Healthy in Lisbon: A Chat With Local Nutritionist Janneke van Dijk - Originally from the Netherlands Janneke van Dijk came to Lisbon just over a year ago and has already established herself as a nutritionist and health coach and published an eBook on healthy living. That kind of motivation, combined with Janneke's down-to-earth demeanor, got us curious.
  • The Unbeatables: The Sueca Players of Lisbon - Elias learned to play sueca by watching the games at Jardim da Estrela until he had a feel for it — no one had taught him, he says. The trick to becoming an efficient player lies in observation and bluffing.

History and Customs

  • Pope John XXI, the Necromancer Pope - Pope John XXI, arguably Portugal's only Pope, became known after his death as the "necromancer Pope.” This was down to his alleged involvement in obscure practices in the search for eternal youth. Despite these rumors, he has gone down in history as a philosopher, logistician, psychologist, and physician.
  • Monsanto’s Hidden Past - Monsanto park -- the lungs of Lisbon -- has a surprising history, and if you were to go back just 100 years, it wouldn’t have been there at all.
  • About That Dawn - Freedom is sweet. Freedom is everything. 25 de Abril sempre. Viva a Liberdade!

Lisbon Street Team

  • Marcha Global da Marijuana: Fighting for Legalization in Lisbon - Weed, marijuana, pot — the list is endless, and the conversation about legalization in Portugal is in full swing. A proposal was originally submitted to parliament by Bloco de Esquerda and Pessoas-Animais-Natureza, seeking to legalize medical marijuana and cultivation for personal use. However, this seems to have been a step too far, and after resistance […]
  • A Decade of Change: Lisbon’s Most Dangerous Neighborhoods Then and Now - It’s hard for many visitors and expats to imagine that Lisbon has a dangerous underbelly, with few venturing outside the progressively hip center. But in the 1970s, neighborhoods on the outskirts of the city started growing — and they quickly gained a reputation for being hotbeds of criminal activity.
  • The Unbeatables: The Sueca Players of Lisbon - Elias learned to play sueca by watching the games at Jardim da Estrela until he had a feel for it — no one had taught him, he says. The trick to becoming an efficient player lies in observation and bluffing.

Trips outside Lisbon

Portugal's Best: Eleven Beaches You Shouldn't Miss
Portugal's Best: Eleven Beaches You Shouldn't Miss
The Portuguese Coastal Route to Santiago de Compostela
The Portuguese Coastal Route to Santiago de Compostela

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