The People’s Guide to Lisbon

The People’s Guide to Lisbon

Featured Articles

The Artist Behind the Nasty Women Exhibition: A Q&A with Inês Mourão

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 March Events

to April 28 | ART EXHIBIT |
to April 28 | ART EXHIBIT | "Vicente: The Myth in Lisbon" | Campo Grande | 3€
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€
to Mar 30 | ART EXHIBIT |
to Mar 30 | ART EXHIBIT | "Suck and Blow" by Carolina Pimenta | Arroios | FREE
to Mar 30 | ART EXHIBIT |
to Mar 30 | ART EXHIBIT | "Jeu de 54 Cartes" by Jorge Molder | Intendente | FREE
Weekly | JAZZ | Titanic Jazz Jam | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Weekly | JAZZ | Titanic Jazz Jam | Cais do Sodré | FREE
CLASSICAL CONCERT | Mozart, Kurtág, and Ligeti by Orquestra de Câmara Portuguesa | Belém | 12€-14€
CLASSICAL CONCERT | Mozart, Kurtág, and Ligeti by Orquestra de Câmara Portuguesa | Belém | 12€-14€
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€
CLASSICAL CONCERT | Mozart and Ouzounoff | Chiado | FREE
CLASSICAL CONCERT | Mozart and Ouzounoff | Chiado | FREE
PIANO CONCERT | Ludovico Einaudi | Chiado | 30€-270€
PIANO CONCERT | Ludovico Einaudi | Chiado | 30€-270€
to Mar 31 | ANIMATION FESTIVAL | MONSTRA 2019 | Lisbon | 3€ to 80€
to Mar 31 | ANIMATION FESTIVAL | MONSTRA 2019 | Lisbon | 3€ to 80€
to Mar 25 | FILM FESTIVAL | Remakes | Castelo | FREE
to Mar 25 | FILM FESTIVAL | Remakes | Castelo | FREE
to Mar 30 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | ID - NO LIMITS | Estoril | 35€+
to Mar 30 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | ID - NO LIMITS | Estoril | 35€+
to May 5 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | Photo Ark by Joel Sartores for National Geographic | Belém | 10€-24€
to May 5 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | Photo Ark by Joel Sartores for National Geographic | Belém | 10€-24€
to Mar 29 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | MIL – Lisbon International Music Network | Lisbon | €20-50
to Mar 29 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | MIL – Lisbon International Music Network | Lisbon | €20-50
ROCK CONCERT | Slash | Campo Pequeno  | 22.52€ to 36.59€
ROCK CONCERT | Slash | Campo Pequeno | 22.52€ to 36.59€
to Mar 17 | BALLET | Don Quixote | Parque das Nações | 9-19€
to Mar 17 | BALLET | Don Quixote | Parque das Nações | 9-19€

Essentials for Visitors

Buying Local in Lisboa
Buying Local in Lisboa

Living in Lisboa

International Women’s Day in Lisbon 2019: Get Out and Smash the Patriarchy
International Women’s Day in Lisbon 2019: Get Out and Smash the Patriarchy
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
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10:00 to Apr 24 | GUIDED TOUR | Lisbon...
to Apr 24 | GUIDED TOUR | Lisbon...
Mar 20 @ 10:00 – 13:00
to Apr 24 | GUIDED TOUR | Lisbon Street Art | Martim Moniz | FREE - 20€ @ Martim Moniz | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
“Graffiti is one of the few tools you have if you have almost nothing. And even if you don’t come up with a picture to cure world poverty you can make someone smile while they’re[...]
10:00 to April 28 | ART EXHIBIT | “Vi...
to April 28 | ART EXHIBIT | “Vi...
Mar 20 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to April 28 | ART EXHIBIT |  "Vicente: The Myth in Lisbon" | Campo Grande | 3€ @ Palacio Pimenta | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
If you ask a Lisboeta who the patron saint of Lisbon is, they’ll likely say “Saint Anthony.” Because of the parties (oh the parties!), his popularity has largely surpassed that of poor St. Vincent’s, who[...]
10:00 to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | “Among Din...
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | “Among Din...
Mar 20 @ 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[...]
10:00 to Jun 10 | ART EXHIBIT | The Br...
to Jun 10 | ART EXHIBIT | The Br...
Mar 20 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Jun 10 | ART EXHIBIT | The Brain - wider than the sky |  Praça da Espanha | 5€ @ Gulbenkian | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
You don’t need to be Emily Dickinson and/or a perpetrator of the zombie apocalypse to know that the brain is pretty cool. The Gulbenkian‘s new exhibition, Cérebro – mais vasto que o céu (“The Brain[...]
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Interviews

  • 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.
  • The Chap Behind the Chainmail: A Q&A With Jofre Correia- Jofre Correia and his team run some of the most successful — and, from personal experience, the most worthwhile — walking tours in Lisbon. Read what he has to say about tourist traps, employing the unemployed, and wearing chainmail.
  • JÁ: English Theater in Lisboa is Already in Action- What do you get when you mix an accomplished actor from New Zealand, a Ukranian director, a Portuguese scriptwriter, and an Indian drama geek who dabbles in string theory and black holes?

History and Customs

  • Museu da Marioneta- Lisbon's Museum of Marionettes in Santos (Rua da Esperança, 146) houses a huge number of strange, spooky, and wonderful puppets from around the world and around the ages. Seemingly just for children - it hosts puppet shows for the kids and offers classes in mask and puppet-making - this museum is not just for the young ones: it's a great assortment of […]
  • Fernando Pessoa: A Freelancer in an Overcoat- Pessoa with a bica and a mighty fine-looking outfit. By Almada Negreiros (1893-1970). Fernando Pessoa is one of the most significant literary figures of the the early half of the 20th century whose writings has been translated into hundreds of languages. His famous black fedora hat and rounded glasses are printed all over souvenirs around Lisbon and his […]
  • Living Large: A Walk Through Portugal dos Pequenitos- If you've ever wondered how Gulliver felt in Lilliput, or you want a crash course in portuguese architecture, Portugal dos Pequenitos is for you.

Lisbon Street Team

  • Alcântara: Former Industrial Bastion Reprocessed- The continuous gentrification of Alcântara follows the same trend as the rest of the city. However, it’s quite hard to predict the direction it will take in the future.
  • Capital Filmmakers Festival Lisbon review Capital Filmmakers Festival in Review- Our correspondents report from the first Capital Filmmakers Festival to take place in Lisbon. Read about the fest's independent films tackling issues ranging from the migrant crisis to the appropriation of African-American music.
  • Gaming in Lisbon: Where to Play- Lisbon has its fair share of places to party, but what about places to just...play? We have gathered all the bars, restaurants, and gaming centers we could find and organized them into a handy dandy list (and map!) so you can eat, drink, and satiate even your more competitive cravings. Now get out there, bring your a-game, […]

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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