The People’s Guide to Lisbon

The People’s Guide to Lisbon

Featured Articles

Let's Have A Word #4: Will Samson
Like many things, the Pirates' Code was invented by a Portuguese.
Bartolomeu Português: Father of the Pirates' Code
The Big Bad List: Halloween Parties in Lisbon, 2018
The Mischievous Storyteller: Paula Rego
Abandoned Castle in Alentejo: Montemor-o-Novo

Things to Do

Events Calendar

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


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.…


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


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


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


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


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


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


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
all-day to Nov 18 | MARKET | Vinyl Recor...
to Nov 18 | MARKET | Vinyl Recor...
Nov 17 all-day
to Nov 18 | MARKET | Vinyl Records Fair, 2d edition | Alfama | FREE @ Santa Clara Market | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
“Grammy, of course, is short for gramophone. Which for you young hip kids is kind of like a record player. Which for you young hip kids is kind of like a CD player… Which for[...]
08:00 Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra...
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra...
Nov 17 @ 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,[...]
09:00 MARKET | Antiques | Estrela
MARKET | Antiques | Estrela
Nov 17 @ 09:00 – 18:00
MARKET | Antiques | Estrela @ Jardim da Estrela
Antiques of all kinds, some crafts and artisanal goods, both edible and wearable, all in a get-away-from-it-all setting. Everyone’s selling antiques in Lisbon these days, and the market held in Jardim da Estrela everything third[...]
10:00 to Nov 18 | EXHIBITION | “The Fu...
to Nov 18 | EXHIBITION | “The Fu...
Nov 17 @ 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[...]
Blog Categories

Interviews with Lisboetas

  • Atlas Goes Cycling with Eliseu on the “Rota por Lisboa em Ruinas” - In it for the view: Atlas correspondent climbs through a hole in the ceiling at Monsanto's Restaurante Panorâmico. Story and pictures by Levy Mealone em português Da cobertura do Restaurante Panorâmico de Monsanto, a vista é esmagadora. Está um dia límpido e ameno - dois inauditos ciclistas entretêm-se a identificar pontos icónicos da sua cidade, […]
  • Nuno Kampos Brings Portugal Subversive Jewelry with New Karma - Streamlined steampunk with a Victorian flair wrapped up in an ashram, soldered together with elementary particles from the sea and sky. That's how I would describe what I saw when I came across New Karma's booth in Cascais, set up somewhere between the carousel and Happy Days Diner. It seemed an appropriate place for them […]
  • 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

  • The Portuguese Coastal Route to Santiago de Compostela - The well-marked Coastal Way is Atlas' preferred route to St. James' bones. The rain wouldn't let up. It came beating down on our heads as we were 30 kilometers into the third day of the Camino. Packs dripping, blisters bursting, we kept up our aggressive pace toward the town of Oia when we saw it: No, […]
  • Castelo de São Jorge - It's good to be the king.
  • Abandoned Portugal: Beja Aquatica - The Beja Aquapark was in operation for only three years and has been closed for the last 25. What is left is easily accessible to curious road-trippers and ruin hunters alike.

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 […]
  • Adamastor_no_alto_de_Santa_Catarin_Lisboa Lisbon The Fight for Miradouro de Santa Catarina - Whether you're a Lisbon local or are just visiting, you've probably gone to Miradouro de Santa Catarina and asked yourself, "What the hell happened to Adamastor?" Well, this is what's happened...
  • May Day in Lisbon: People of the Parade - Lisbon’s May Day march didn’t have the pitchforks and torches of days past, but there was still plenty of energy, anger, and calls for change.

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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