The People’s Guide to Lisbon

The People’s Guide to Lisbon

Featured Articles

The Portuguese Parliament voted to renew the state of emergency until April 17.
Portugal's Coronavirus Death Toll Reaches 295, State of Emergency Extended to Apr. 17
Porn, Tarkovsky, Sea Lions, and Other Free Ways to Self-quarantine with Meaning
What Commerce in Lisbon Looks Like Under Lockdown
Lockdown in Lisbon: Things to Do Indoors to Entertain Young Children
LX em Casa: Ways to Meaningfully Pass Time
Abandoned Lisbon: Empty Streets As Citizens Bunker Down
COVID-19: How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer
Get to know SmokedFalmon and fall in love with their tunes.
Atlas Shoots the Breeze with SmokedFalmon
Meu Nome É Mariana | Behind the Scenes with Mariana Badan

Featured April Events... From Your Home

to Apr 1 | INTERNATIONAL ONLINE MUSIC FESTIVAL | Homestage | FREE
to Apr 1 | INTERNATIONAL ONLINE MUSIC FESTIVAL | Homestage | FREE
ONLINE YOGA CLASS | Dancing in my room: Morning Practice | 2,5 - 5€
ONLINE YOGA CLASS | Dancing in my room: Morning Practice | 2,5 - 5€
to May 17 | BI-WEEKLY ONLINE QUIZ NIGHT | O’Gilin’s Irish Pub Quiz Night | FREE
to May 17 | BI-WEEKLY ONLINE QUIZ NIGHT | O’Gilin’s Irish Pub Quiz Night | FREE
ONLINE CLASSICAL CONCERTS | Gulbenkian Música | FREE
ONLINE CLASSICAL CONCERTS | Gulbenkian Música | FREE
ONLINE JAMS | Lisbon Irish Session Under Quarantine | FREE
ONLINE JAMS | Lisbon Irish Session Under Quarantine | FREE
to May 12 | TUESDAY ONLINE DONATION YOGA
to May 12 | TUESDAY ONLINE DONATION YOGA
MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donations Welcome)
MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donations Welcome)

Things to Do When... There's No Coronavirus

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 (Stay Indoors for Now!)

Best of Lisbon 2020
Best of Lisbon 2020
Lisbon According to Ginjinha Sem Rival's Nuno Gonçalo Lourenço
Lisbon According to Ginjinha Sem Rival's Nuno Gonçalo Lourenço
Why You Should Visit Baleal and Ferrel: Two Small Towns That Are Making Big Waves
Why You Should Visit Baleal and Ferrel: Two Small Towns That Are Making Big Waves
Anthony Bourdain’s Trip to Lisbon Bite by Bite
Anthony Bourdain’s Trip to Lisbon Bite by Bite
What to See, Do, and Eat in Ericeira: The Prettiest Town on Portugal’s Central Coast
What to See, Do, and Eat in Ericeira: The Prettiest Town on Portugal’s Central Coast
TimeOut and Ribeira: The Lisbon Market With a Split Personality Mercado da Ribeira and TimeOut Market — exploring the great divide under one roof.
TimeOut and Ribeira: The Lisbon Market With a Split Personality
Hot and Hungry: Where to Get Ice Cream in Lisbon
Hot and Hungry: Where to Get Ice Cream in Lisbon
Is Lisbon Safe? You've Asked, We've Answered
Is Lisbon Safe? You've Asked, We've Answered
When the Saints Go Marching: Santo António Day Explained
When the Saints Go Marching: Santo António Day Explained
Portugal’s Public Wi-Fi. Aka the White Elephants
Portugal’s Public Wi-Fi. Aka the White Elephants

Living in Lisboa

Porn, Tarkovsky, Sea Lions, and Other Free Ways to Self-quarantine with Meaning
Porn, Tarkovsky, Sea Lions, and Other Free Ways to Self-quarantine with Meaning
Lockdown in Lisbon: Things to Do Indoors to Entertain Young Children
Lockdown in Lisbon: Things to Do Indoors to Entertain Young Children
LX em Casa: Ways to Meaningfully Pass Time
LX em Casa: Ways to Meaningfully Pass Time
COVID-19: How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer
COVID-19: How to Make Your Own Hand Sanitizer
Best of Lisbon 2020
Best of Lisbon 2020
Portugal’s Public Wi-Fi. Aka the White Elephants
Portugal’s Public Wi-Fi. Aka the White Elephants
How To Become a Legal Resident in Portugal
How To Become a Legal Resident in Portugal
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: For Later!

Virtual Events (STAY HOME!)
Apr
5
Sun
all-day FILM AND TV SHOWS | Netflix Part...
FILM AND TV SHOWS | Netflix Part...
Apr 5 all-day
FILM AND TV SHOWS | Netflix Party | FREE @ Englewood | Colorado | United States
According to professional medical consensus worldwide, Netflix and chill, for those of us that are single, is now a no-no for the foreseeable future. So, hang in there, tiger… In the meantime, if you’re lucky[...]
all-day MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donat...
MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donat...
Apr 5 all-day
MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donations Welcome)
Music is life. Everybody knows that. But whenever the proverbial sh.t hits the proverbial fan, it seems that toilet paper becomes life. So musicians get hit pretty hard. And the fans get hit too… If[...]
all-day ONLINE JAMS | Lisbon Irish Sessi...
ONLINE JAMS | Lisbon Irish Sessi...
Apr 5 all-day
ONLINE JAMS | Lisbon Irish Session Under Quarantine | FREE
In olden times, on any given boring Monday night, you could find a bunch of talented locals churning out some traditional Irish tunes at O’Gilin’s, our favorite (and the oldest) Irish pub in Lisbon. Oh,[...]
10:00 Weekly | MARKET | Craft & Design...
Weekly | MARKET | Craft & Design...
Apr 5 @ 10:00 – 19:00
Weekly | MARKET | Craft & Design | Estrela | FREE @ Jardim da Estrela | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
This is probably the most relaxed craft market in town, thanks to its position in the tranquil and beautifully cared-for Jardim da Estrela. It’s also surprisingly diverse and offers more than your average home-made soaps[...]
19:00 ONLINE CLASSICAL CONCERTS | Gulb...
ONLINE CLASSICAL CONCERTS | Gulb...
Apr 5 @ 19:00 – 20:00
ONLINE CLASSICAL CONCERTS | Gulbenkian Música | FREE
The Gulbenkian is a Lisbon staple for all stuff classy and classical. And, given the current situation, classical music might just be the thing you need to soothe your nerves on a quiet quarantine night.[...]
20:30 to May 17 | BI-WEEKLY ONLINE QUI...
to May 17 | BI-WEEKLY ONLINE QUI...
Apr 5 @ 20:30 – 22:30
to May 17 | BI-WEEKLY ONLINE QUIZ NIGHT | O’Gilin’s Irish Pub Quiz Night | FREE
O’Gilin’s first opened its doors in 1995, is the first Irish pub in Lisbon, has a great house band, claims to have “the best pint of Guinness in town,” and does have the best nachos[...]
23:59 CANCELLED | WEEKLY | BreakBeat S...
CANCELLED | WEEKLY | BreakBeat S...
Apr 5 @ 23:59 – Apr 6 @ 06:00
CANCELLED | WEEKLY | BreakBeat Sundays at MusicBox | Cais do Sodré | TBD @ Musicbox | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
From MusicBox, the organizers: “Breakbeat is a widely used rhythm in funk, hip-hop or bass music, characterized by being unpredictable and contrary to the usual 4/4, resulting in a much more energetic cadence.” So, if[...]
Apr
6
Mon
all-day FILM AND TV SHOWS | Netflix Part...
FILM AND TV SHOWS | Netflix Part...
Apr 6 all-day
FILM AND TV SHOWS | Netflix Party | FREE @ Englewood | Colorado | United States
According to professional medical consensus worldwide, Netflix and chill, for those of us that are single, is now a no-no for the foreseeable future. So, hang in there, tiger… In the meantime, if you’re lucky[...]
Blog Categories

Interviews

  • Let’s Have A Word #5: Maja Milinković - "Let’s Have a Word" is David Soares‘s attempt to make the Lisbon scene spill the beans. Fado is often an acquired taste, even for a Portuguese person. It needs to mature a while before the familiarity of the sung language and the warm, crystallized sound of the strings end up striking a chord (literally). This […]
  • Fyodor Books Meets the Press - Fyodor books opened two years ago in a 13-sq-m closet-like space on Calçada Nova de São Francisco. The original concept was simple: make books accessible to everyone, with a browse-at-will approach and a low cost. The simplicity of their 3€ per book (or two for 5€) is what initially drew Atlas in there, but it was […]
  • Pessoas of Lisboa: Guillén Achalandabaso - "I want to give back to the world the best it has given me: music."

History and Customs

  • Ravens and St. Vincent's body St. Vincent’s Day: The Lack of Conspiracies in Portugal - Happy St. Vinny’s Day! Today marks the 843rd anniversary of a very strange voyage involving two ravens and a corpse. By command of King Afonso Henriques, on January 22, 1173, a ship set out to make the 300­-km journey from the southernmost point of Portugal and carry the remains of Saint Vincent the Martyr — […]
  • Amadeo de Souza Cardosa Dear Music Atlas Lisboa Amadeo de Souza Cardoso: The Slow-Burning Modernist - Amadeo Cardoso was a caricaturist, painter, and man-about-town in the Parisian art scene. He certainly has his place among the great Portuguese modernists.
  • Cristiano Ronaldo: The Portuguese Captain - Most people are pretty familiar with the name Cristiano Ronaldo. However, it’s the world cup so we thought we would take a look at the Portuguese captain.

Lisbon Street Team

Armchair Travel, for Now: Trips outside Lisbon

Why You Should Visit Baleal and Ferrel: Two Small Towns That Are Making Big Waves
Why You Should Visit Baleal and Ferrel: Two Small Towns That Are Making Big Waves
Hiking Around the Santuário da Peninha in Sintra
Hiking Around the Santuário da Peninha in Sintra

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