Lisbon’s passion for football has been mostly fueled by Benfica and Sporting. This piece is not about these two clubs, but about the smaller, neighborhood clubs playing in lower leagues, whose grounds might just be around the corner from where you are.
Since June, the LX Celtiberos have been regularly playing a game most people outside of Ireland probably don’t know much about: Gaelic football. It’s a community effort to bring a beloved Irish sport to the masses, without the stress.
oBike arrived in Lisbon last month with 350 bikes and looked set to be the go-to bike sharing service in the city. However, as of Tuesday, their once proud fleet has begun to be swept from the streets.
The number of vegetarians in Portugal increased by 300% between 2007 and 2017. But it’s not just the hipsters who are gorging themselves on hummus. Last year, Portugal’s parliament passed a law requiring all public canteens to provide a vegan option.
The humorous play is performed in English by the all-Portuguese cast, complete with brilliantly choreographed dance routines and re-written versions of popular international songs, like Wannabe by the Spice Girls, that keep the audience captivated and amused.
This route won’t necessarily show you everything, but it will surely guide you through way more than just the highlights. Start from the capital or jump in at any point in the loop: here’s an idea of what not to miss in each of these stops, but how long you stay or what you skip is up to you.
It really does get cold indoors here in the winter as there’s usually no central heating unless you’re staying in a fancy-schmancy hotel. However, the Lisboetas have learned a trick or two to keep the temperature tolerable.