The People’s Guide to Lisbon

The People’s Guide to Lisbon

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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…

Featured February Events

to Feb 25 | MUSIC | Festival Viva o Samba Lisboa | Cais do Sodré | 25-35€
to Feb 25 | MUSIC | Festival Viva o Samba Lisboa | Cais do Sodré | 25-35€
PARTY | mina #15: The Ride of Self-Touching Monstrosities | Lisbon | FREE
PARTY | mina #15: The Ride of Self-Touching Monstrosities | Lisbon | FREE
PARTY | Mexican Fiesta by Erasmus Lisboa | Bairro Alto | FREE
PARTY | Mexican Fiesta by Erasmus Lisboa | Bairro Alto | FREE
to Feb 28 | WORKSHOP | PlasticØ Circular na Estrela Circular | Estrela | FREE
to Feb 28 | WORKSHOP | PlasticØ Circular na Estrela Circular | Estrela | FREE
FILM, FOOD, VODKA | Jan Svankmajer: Film & Feast | Rossio | 10€
FILM, FOOD, VODKA | Jan Svankmajer: Film & Feast | Rossio | 10€
to Mar 1 | THEATER | Red Light Circus | Anjos | 10€
to Mar 1 | THEATER | Red Light Circus | Anjos | 10€
STUDENT PARTY | Tremoçada 2019: Glow Party | Ajuda | 3.5-6€
STUDENT PARTY | Tremoçada 2019: Glow Party | Ajuda | 3.5-6€
CONCERT | Mumford and Sons | Oriente | 37,50 - 142,50€
CONCERT | Mumford and Sons | Oriente | 37,50 - 142,50€
to May 19 | EXHIBITION AND PERFORMANCE | João Onofre: Once in a Lifetime [Repeat] | Campo Pequeno | FREE - 4€
to May 19 | EXHIBITION AND PERFORMANCE | João Onofre: Once in a Lifetime [Repeat] | Campo Pequeno | FREE - 4€
to Mar 26 | MUSIC | Pink St. Swing: The Invisible Tuba | Cais do Sodré | TBA€
to Mar 26 | MUSIC | Pink St. Swing: The Invisible Tuba | Cais do Sodré | TBA€
to Mar 16 | THEATER | Chekhov's
to Mar 16 | THEATER | Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya" by Primeiros Sintomas |Santa Apolónia | 8€
to Mar 25 | FILM FESTIVAL | Remakes | Castelo | FREE
to Mar 25 | FILM FESTIVAL | Remakes | Castelo | FREE
to Apr 24 | GUIDED TOUR | Lisbon Street Art | Martim Moniz | FREE - 20€
to Apr 24 | GUIDED TOUR | Lisbon Street Art | Martim Moniz | FREE - 20€

Essentials for Visitors

Living in Lisboa

Lisbon's Public Steamrooms and Saunas
Lisbon's Public Steamrooms and Saunas

Latest Restaurant Reviews

Lisbon Events
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09:00 to Feb 22 | FESTIVAL | Semana Cu...
to Feb 22 | FESTIVAL | Semana Cu...
Feb 22 @ 09:00 – 19:00
to Feb 22 | FESTIVAL | Semana Cultural Asiática 2019 | Campo Grande | FREE @ FLUL - Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
新年快乐 ! Xīn nián kuài lè ! Or, in other words, Happy New Year! Because Lisbon, like all major cities today, as well as most of history, has a major Asian influence. And on Feb.[...]
10:00 CEMETERY VISIT | Prazeres Guided...
CEMETERY VISIT | Prazeres Guided...
Feb 22 @ 10:00 – 11:00
CEMETERY VISIT | Prazeres Guided Tour in English | Estrela | FREE @ Cemitério dos Prazeres | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Cemitério dos Prazeres has a lot going for it: friendly cats, long alleyways lined with stately cypresses, great views, and a ton of Masonic symbology. Read about it here, or, better yet, go with some[...]
10:00 to Feb 24 | PHOTO EXHIBIT | Annu...
to Feb 24 | PHOTO EXHIBIT | Annu...
Feb 22 @ 10:00 – 17:00
to Feb 24 | PHOTO EXHIBIT | Annual Natural History and Science Photo Competition | Rato | 5€ @ National Museum of Natural History and Science of the University of Lisbon | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Natural history and science are becoming myths in the age of Trump, Bolsonaro, and pics or it didn’t happen. So, to prove that natural history and science do exist, the National Museum of Natural History[...]
10:00 to Mar 31 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | J...
to Mar 31 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | J...
Feb 22 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Mar 31 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | Joaquín Sorolla | Santos | 3-6€ @ Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga (MNAA) is having one of its biggest shows in recent times, and certainly one not to be missed for lovers of painting: The Land includes 118 paintings by the Spanish[...]
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Interviews with Lisboetas

  • Captain Boy- Captain Boy, known to his friends as Pedro Ribeiro, has granted Lisbon permission to come aboard his imaginary ship to rock town. The captain set sail from his hometown of Guimarães to drop anchor at Musicbox on Saturday night to perform selections from his recent album, 1. Suffice it to say, Ribeiro's reason for making music could be summarized by lyrics in […]
  • A Q&A With That Dude Behind BeachCam.pt- Find out why a banker traded his suit and tie to become a wetsuit-wearing entrepreneur, and what goes on behind the scenes at Europe's first live beach broadcasting company.
  • Let’s Have A Word #4: Will Samson- "Let’s Have a Word" is David Soares‘s attempt to make the Lisbon scene spill the beans. I first met Will Samson in 2016, when he had just snuck into the dark of a cinema theatre, to take a seat on the same row I was sitting, along with friends we have in common. The film […]

History and Customs

  • The Eccentric Englishwoman: Guilhermina Suggia- In her hometown, Porto, the cellist Guilhermina Augusta Xavier de Medin Suggia was affectionately known as "the eccentric Englishwoman." This nickname, earned by someone who was, in fact, flesh-and-blood Portuguese, reflects the extent Suggia was ahead of her times — as a cellist and as a woman.
  • Atlas Tours Tapada das Necessidades- Near the corner of Calçada Necessidades and Rua do Borja, I come across an inconspicuous yet imposing wall. It stretches far south, seemingly with no intervals. But, along Rua do Borja, I find an opening — a modest doorway to what appears to be a park. I enter. Nobody stops me or asks for money. […]
  • vasco da gama Vasco da Gama: A Maritime Man- What connects the longest bridge within Europe, a crater on the moon, and a suburb of Cape Town? That’s right, Vasco da Gama, one of the most famous Portuguese explorers and the first European to reach India by sea. Da Gama was born in c.1460 in the city of Sines, where his father was commander […]

Lisbon Street Team

  • Autárquicas LX 2017: Who’s Who in the Mayoral Elections- All the campaigns have varying degrees of ambition to tackle the issues, but they should probably all taken with a pinch of salt.
  • Best of Lisbon 2017- Our street team has spent the past year testing, evaluating, and taking scrupulous notes to help your next year kick a little ass. Here's our list of spots around Lisboa that deserve recognition for being on point in 2017.
  • Meeting Charlie Chaplin at Largo do Intendente- Even though I had worked a dozen hundred circus shows in my lifetime, I had never experienced a spectacle quite like this. It struck a chord with all of my senses — right there in Largo do Intendente.

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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