The People’s Guide to Lisbon

The People’s Guide to Lisbon

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where to steam in lisbon
Lisbon's Public Steamrooms and Saunas
Food, Kittens, and Cuteness: Q & A with Abacaxi Lab

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

Living in Lisboa

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

Latest Restaurant Reviews

Lisbon Events
22:30 MUSIC | Favela Chic: Brazilian P...
MUSIC | Favela Chic: Brazilian P...
Jan 18 @ 22:30 – Jan 20 @ 04:00
MUSIC | Favela Chic: Brazilian Party | Alcântara | 10€ @ CHIADO CLUB | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Favela is a Brazilian Portuguese word for “slum” or a low-income urban area in Brazil. Chic is commonly defined as “elegantly and stylishly fashionable.” For these and other reasons, “Favela Chic” is maybe not the[...]
08:00 Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra...
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra...
Jan 19 @ 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
Jan 19 @ 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[...]
09:30 to Jan 31 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT ...
Jan 19 @ 09:30 – 18:00
to Jan 31 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | Exposição IPF – 50 anos | Arroios | FREE @ IPF - Instituto Português de Fotografia | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Nowadays, everybody’s a photographer. But that wasn’t the case 50 years ago. And, on second thought, it’s not really the case today either. Because selfie-takers don’t count. The Portuguese Institute of Photography (IPF), however, has[...]
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Interviews with Lisboetas

  • Contributors in Viajantes Viajantes: Poetry, Photos, and Maps for the Love of Lisbon- When we think of Lisbon, what comes to mind are the churches, monasteries, castles, and azulejos. We think of fado, and, naturally, the writings of Camões and Pessoa. But that's not all the city has to offer. Portuguese writing has evolved like the city itself. It is built on the same foundations, but what is […]
  • A Q&A with Claudio Carbone: Director of Another Lisbon Story- "Another Lisbon Story" follows the community that makes up Bairro da Torre — a Lisbon favela — and their active participation in the future of their neighborhood. Director, Claudio Carbone, who was kind enough to answer some questions for Atlas.
  • Bivar Books: The English-Lover’s Book Nook- An exclusively English bookstore in Lisbon might be unorthodox, but in Bookshop Bivar’s case, it's just business. Besides paying special attention to Penguin editions (Atlas' favorite), it also occasionally host local artists such as Portuguese writer/journalist Isabel Stilwell and Irish author Peter Murphy. There was also a mini-exhibition of posters of the Lisbon Players' past productions […]

History and Customs

  • Lisbon Culture on the Cheap, Part 2: Museums- There are dozens of museums in Portugal’s capital and within a short drive, and almost all charge admission. Here are a few tips to do it on the cheap - or for free.
  • The Forgotten Side of Cervejaria Portugália- If you've ever wondered about the huge abandoned building attached to the famous Portugália restaurant on Almirante Reis, you're in luck. Atlas photographer Lorena Velasco takes us on a tour inside the crumbling walls of the former Germânia beer factory, established in 1913 and designed by architect António Rodrigues da Silva Júnior. The fábrica originally occupied a 15,000-square-meter lot […]
  • Abandoned Castle in Alentejo: Montemor-o-Novo- Montemor-o-Novo is situated just an hour outside of Lisbon by car. The town itself is as charming as it is unpretentious, built around a small park at its nucleus and a rather impressive public pool (as it can get very hot in the summer) nearby. There are plenty of cute spots to duck in out […]

Lisbon Street Team

  • Golegã’s National Horse Fair- We caught the Feira Nacional do Cavalo in Golego and were blown away not only by the horses, but by the riding culture atop them.
  • oBike Falls Afoul of Portugal’s Bureaucracy and Unscrupulous Users- 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.
  • 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 […]

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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