The People’s Guide to Lisbon

The People’s Guide to Lisbon

Featured Articles

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…

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
Nov
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10:00 to Nov 18 | EXHIBITION | “The Fu...
to Nov 18 | EXHIBITION | “The Fu...
Nov 14 @ 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[...]
11:00 to Dec 1 | INSTALLATION ART | Ov...
to Dec 1 | INSTALLATION ART | Ov...
Nov 14 @ 11:00 – 19:00
to Dec 1 | INSTALLATION ART | Overflow by Tadashi Kawamata | 5€ @ MAAT | Lisboa | Portugal
There’s nothing artistic about pollution…until now. To raise awareness about the consumption of natural resources and the high level of refuse in our oceans, MAAT commissioned Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata to create an installation using decrepit[...]
18:00 to Jan 12 | ART EXHIBIT | “Quere...
to Jan 12 | ART EXHIBIT | “Quere...
Nov 14 @ 18:00 – 22:00
to Jan 12 | ART EXHIBIT | "Querela" by Liz Craft | Chiado | 3€ @ Ze Dos Bois Gallery | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Liz Craft is a U.S. multimedia artist whose first solo show was 20 years ago in her hometown of Los Angeles. Since then, she has gone on to gain international acclaim for her craft. Now[...]
18:00 WEEKLY | LIVE MUSIC | Jam70 at A...
WEEKLY | LIVE MUSIC | Jam70 at A...
Nov 14 @ 18:00 – 23:59
WEEKLY | LIVE MUSIC | Jam70 at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE @ Anjos70 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Depending on the job, Wednesdays can leave some people feeling like they’re in a jam. Anjos70 (no, despite popular belief we are not on their payroll; we just like the place) offers a way to[...]
Blog Categories

Interviews with Lisboetas

  • Pole-Dancing: Not just for the Ladies Anymore - If you thought pole-dancing was only for high-heeled, g-stringed strippers at clubs like Ménage in Cais Sodré, think again. Pole classes are being taught in fitness studios strictly for exercise purposes (no heels and no costumes—just some spandex and a water bottle). Also commonly taught is the dance-based pole technique that involves acrobatics combined with conventional Latin, jazz, or hip-hop dance […]
  • The Unbeatables: The Sueca Players of Lisbon - Elias learned to play sueca by watching the games at Jardim da Estrela until he had a feel for it — no one had taught him, he says. The trick to becoming an efficient player lies in observation and bluffing.
  • Introducing Mezze: Bringing a Bit of Middle East to Lisbon - Helping Syrian women and young men is just another day at the office for Mezze and the Pão a Pão Association.

History and Customs

  • 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 […]
  • Atlas Tours Tapada das Necessidades - Near the corner of Calçada Necessidades and Rua do Borja, I come across an inconspicuous yet imposing wall. It stretches far south, seemingly with no intervals. But, along Rua do Borja, I find an opening — a modest doorway to what appears to be a park. I enter. Nobody stops me or asks for money. […]
  • 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 […]

Lisbon Street Team

  • Intendente Part 2: Where the Tramps Dwell - Intendente takes little more than a minute to walk across, but each time its pulse can be felt within seconds, be it good or bad or both.
  • A Decade of Change Part Two: Quinta do Mocho - Quinta do Mocho is a stand-alone estate originally designed to hold those with nowhere to go. However, 10 years on, Quinta do Mocho seems transformed. The neighborhood now has over 67 murals and is the largest open-air urban art gallery in Europe, with work from artists including Vhils, Smile, and Astro.
  • 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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