The People’s Guide to Lisbon

The People’s Guide to Lisbon

Featured Articles

2018 LISB-ON Jardim Sonoro DJ Lisbon Lisboa Festival
Portugal's Music Festivals, 2019 Edition
Like many things, the Pirates' Code was invented by a Portuguese.
Bartolomeu Português: Father of the Pirates' Code
The Mischievous Storyteller: Paula Rego

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…

Featured May Events

LIVE MUSIC |
LIVE MUSIC | "Shaka's Lo-fi Experience" at Má Lingua | Graça | FREE
to July 25 | MUSIC | Swing Jam Sessions at Little Big Apple | Olaias | 2€
to July 25 | MUSIC | Swing Jam Sessions at Little Big Apple | Olaias | 2€
to May 12 | FILM FESTIVAL | IndieLisboa 2019 | Avenida | 3,20€
to May 12 | FILM FESTIVAL | IndieLisboa 2019 | Avenida | 3,20€
to July | FILM FEST | Grand Art in the Cinema | São Sebastão | 5 - 7€
to July | FILM FEST | Grand Art in the Cinema | São Sebastão | 5 - 7€
METAL CONCERT | Metallica | Restelo | 75-118€
METAL CONCERT | Metallica | Restelo | 75-118€
FLAMENCO SOUL CONCERT | Buika | Baixa | 30-80€
FLAMENCO SOUL CONCERT | Buika | Baixa | 30-80€
CLASSICAL CONCERT | Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky | Belém | 4,50-22€
CLASSICAL CONCERT | Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky | Belém | 4,50-22€
CLASSICAL CONCERT | Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich | Belém | 4,50-22€
CLASSICAL CONCERT | Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich | Belém | 4,50-22€
ART EXHIBIT | Ana Santos' Anathema | Belém | 5€
ART EXHIBIT | Ana Santos' Anathema | Belém | 5€
STAR GAZING | Free Day at the Planetarium | Belém | FREE
STAR GAZING | Free Day at the Planetarium | Belém | FREE
to May 19 | ART FESTIVAL | ARCOLisboa | Belém | 5 to 15€
to May 19 | ART FESTIVAL | ARCOLisboa | Belém | 5 to 15€
CONCERT | The Backstreet Boys | Oriente | 52-117€
CONCERT | The Backstreet Boys | Oriente | 52-117€
to May 5 | FOOD FEST | Óbidos Chocolate Festival | TBA
to May 5 | FOOD FEST | Óbidos Chocolate Festival | TBA
Bi-weekly | MARKET | Antiques and Crafts | Belém | FREE
Bi-weekly | MARKET | Antiques and Crafts | Belém | FREE
Monthly | FLEA MARKET | Art & Flea at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE
Monthly | FLEA MARKET | Art & Flea at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE
Monthly | MARKET | CCB Market | Belém | FREE
Monthly | MARKET | CCB Market | Belém | FREE

Essentials for Visitors

What to Expect in June: Festas de Lisboa 2019
What to Expect in June: Festas de Lisboa 2019
Portugal’s Public Wi-Fi. Aka the White Elephants
Portugal’s Public Wi-Fi. Aka the White Elephants
Portugal's Music Festivals, 2019 Edition
Portugal's Music Festivals, 2019 Edition

Living in Lisboa

Portugal’s Public Wi-Fi. Aka the White Elephants
Portugal’s Public Wi-Fi. Aka the White Elephants
Things Hard to Get in Lisbon — and Where to Find Them
Things Hard to Get in Lisbon — and Where to Find Them

Latest Restaurant Reviews

Lisbon Events
May
25
Sat
22:00 LIVE MUSIC | Magnetic Strings: A...
LIVE MUSIC | Magnetic Strings: A...
May 25 @ 22:00 – May 26 @ 03:00
LIVE MUSIC | Magnetic Strings: A Muse Tribute | Alvalade | FREE @ Popular Alvalade | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Magnetic Strings are three local musicians — two violinists and a cellist, to be exact — who have had many a muse over the years. One such muse has been the band Muse. So much[...]
May
26
Sun
05:00 to Sept 29 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | So...
to Sept 29 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | So...
May 26 @ 05:00 – 09:30
to Sept 29 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | Somersby Out Jazz 2019 | Lisbon | FREE @ VARIOUS LOCATIONS | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal
The 13th edition of Somersby Out Jazz is back in Lisbon, which means you have the option of spending any given Sunday afternoon trough the end of September enjoying jazz, soul, funk, hip-hop, rock, DJs,[...]
09:30 to Oct 31 | NATURE | Visits to t...
to Oct 31 | NATURE | Visits to t...
May 26 @ 09:30 – 17:00
to Oct 31 | NATURE | Visits to the Badoca Safari Park | Alentejo | 15,90-17,90€ @ BADOCA SAFARI PARK | Vila Nova de Stº André | Setúbal | Portugal
Psst. Hey you. You like giraffes? Of course you do. Who doesn’t? The Badoca Safari Park down in Alentejo has giraffes. And a bunch of other cool animals. And guided tours and stuff. Basically, some[...]
10:00 to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | “Among Din...
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | “Among Din...
May 26 @ 10:00 – 17:00
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | "Among Dinosaurs" | Príncipe Real | 5€ @ Museu de Historia Natural e da Ciência | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
As you probably already know, dinosaurs once roamed the Earth— but did you know that they roamed around Portugal? The Museum of Natural History is taking an intensive look at different types of dinosaur fossils[...]
Blog Categories

Interviews

  • Food, Kittens, and Cuteness: Q & A with Abacaxi Lab - The duo behind Abacaxi Lab are two fabulous ladies: Aleksandra "Laura" Schedler and Vanda Aragão. As brave and colorful as their art, they talked with Atlas just before the opening of their first exhibition, sharing stories about their travels, inspirations, and hopes for the future. Let's start at the beginning. What's the origin story of […]
  • Capitão Fausto at Super Bock Em Stock The Metronome to the Music: An Interview with Paulo Ventura of Metronomo - Paulo Ventura of Metronomo Management was acting stage manager of Coliseu for the weekend of Super Bock em Stock (previously Mexefest), and I managed to catch him in between soundchecks for a chat about the music industry in Portugal and his own journey.
  • MOTELX 2017: Nine Directors, Five Questions - Nine Portuguese directors are vying for the top short-film prize at the 2017 MOTELX and Atlas got the inside scoop on what makes them tremble.

History and Customs

  • Portuguese Traditions: An Overall Look at Gastronomy, Legends, Festivals, and Cat Burning - Portugal's cultural heritage is manifest in gastronomy, wine, music, handcrafts, legends and tales, fairs, and popular festivals: priceless gems that make the Portuguese, well, special. Gastronomy Portuguese traditions are revealed in rich cuisine with nods to Mediterranean and Atlantic flavors and ingredients. Influenced by the Age of Discovery, the use of spices, sugar, and other […]
  • Abandoned Lisbon: Teatro Variedades - Photographer Lorena Velasco takes us inside the abandoned Teatro Variedades for a glimpse at what's inside, opening up a time capsule that hasn't been touched for the last 25 years.
  • António Guterres: The Socialist UN Secretary General - António Guterres worked through academia, national politics, and the UN, becoming one of the most well known contemporary Portuguese politicians.

Lisbon Street Team

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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