The People’s Guide to Lisbon

The People’s Guide to Lisbon

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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

Lisbon Events
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Monthly | MARKET | Intendente Se...
Oct 21 @ 10:00 – 18:00
Monthly | MARKET | Intendente Second Hand Market | Intendente | FREE @ Largo Intendente | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
While Feira da Ladra (“Thieves market”) continues to be Lisbon’s number one second-hand market, that doesn’t mean it’s the ONLY market in town worth its weight in used stuff. You can find some nice hidden[...]
10:00 to Nov 18 | EXHIBITION | “The Fu...
to Nov 18 | EXHIBITION | “The Fu...
Oct 21 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Nov 18 | EXHIBITION | "The Future Of Lisbon" | Praça do Comércio | 3€ @ Torreão Poente do Praça do Comércio | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
“The future is unwritten.” Joe Strummer. But Lisbon is changing. Fast. Some changes are good, others — not so much. What does the future of Lisbon hold? Will the city manage to keep its character[...]
10:00 to Nov 5 | PHOTOGRAPHY AND AUDIO...
to Nov 5 | PHOTOGRAPHY AND AUDIO...
Oct 21 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Nov 5 | PHOTOGRAPHY AND AUDIO EXHIBIT | "Looking with other eyes" at the Gulbenkian | Praça de Espanha | FREE @ Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” William Shakespeare “I met a blind man who taught me how to see.” Steven Tyler (Aerosmith). Ever wonder[...]
10:00 to Oct 21 | MARKET AND FAIR | Fa...
to Oct 21 | MARKET AND FAIR | Fa...
Oct 21 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Oct 21 | MARKET AND FAIR | Fair Feita - We manufacture what surrounds us | Graça | FREE - 15€ @ Campo de Santa Clara | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Anyone who knows anything knows that most things are made in China. However, not all things. Here’s what the organizers of this interactive market tell us: “During the weekend of October 20 and 21, the[...]
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Interviews with Lisboetas

  • Let’s Have a Word #3: Surma - Surma is a 23-year-old hailing from Leiria. Her debut album last year was shortlisted for best European independent album of the year. She has been touring non-stop ever since.
  • Guide to Artisanal Beer of Portugal - If you're looking for a spot to grab a cold brew that isn't Super Bock or Sagres, we can help. Check out our top eight picks for brewpubs around Lisbon HERE. Not sure what to order? We can help you out, so take out a pencil and paper and keep reading. You're in for a […]
  • Digitizing Lisboa: A Q&A with Illustrator Gonçalo Viana - Gonçalo Viana's illustrations bring to mind a simpler time when postcards were a thing, yet his subject matter is very much of the moment. And his clear, child-friendly technique means that his illustrations go perfectly with the articles he's commissioned to illustrate — and, of course, children's books.

History and Customs

Lisbon Street Team

  • An Expat and an Avó - She always keeps herself very busy: one day I come home and she is making pickles, the next day I come home and she is re-potting her plants. Her apartment is typically Portuguese; tiled floors, wooden furniture, and a Catholic figurine or image in every room.
  • MotelX horror film festival Lisbon. Lisboa favorite film festival MotelX: A Snapshot of Lisbon’s Favorite Film Festival - MotelX is arguably Portugal’s most beloved film festival, with thousands of devout followers showing up over the course of a week each September to binge on horror flicks. Atlas joined them, as always.
  • 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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