The People’s Guide to Lisbon

The People’s Guide to Lisbon

Featured Articles

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
Mercado da Ribeira and TimeOut Market — exploring the great divide under one roof.
TimeOut and Ribeira: The Lisbon Market With a Split Personality
Watch how those sardines get from the sea to the grill.
Collecting the Catch: The Fishermen of Fonte da Telha
How To Become a Legal Resident in Portugal

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 September Events

to Aug 30 | GROUP ART EXHIBIT | Sonhos em tempo de Verão | Alvalade | FREE
to Aug 30 | GROUP ART EXHIBIT | Sonhos em tempo de Verão | Alvalade | FREE
to Aug 17 | OPEN-AIR THEATER | Troianas at Convento do Carmo | Chiado | 16€
to Aug 17 | OPEN-AIR THEATER | Troianas at Convento do Carmo | Chiado | 16€
to Sept. 7 | FREE OUTDOOR FILMS | CCB Summer Open Air Series | Belém | FREE
to Sept. 7 | FREE OUTDOOR FILMS | CCB Summer Open Air Series | Belém | FREE
to Sept 29 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | Somersby Out Jazz 2019 | Lisbon | FREE
to Sept 29 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | Somersby Out Jazz 2019 | Lisbon | FREE
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€
to Sept 29 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | The Portuguese Prison Photo Project | Alfama | 3€
to Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 - 32€
to Oct 27 | ART EXHIBIT | Banksy: Genius or Vandal? | Belém | 6 - 32€
to Sept 8 | INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT | Dogs and Cats | Expo | 9€
to Sept 8 | INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT | Dogs and Cats | Expo | 9€
to Aug 25 | ELECTRONIC MUSIC FEST | Festival Forte | Montemor-o-Novo | 100€-160€
to Aug 25 | ELECTRONIC MUSIC FEST | Festival Forte | Montemor-o-Novo | 100€-160€
to Aug 17 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | Vodafone Paredes de Coura 2019 | Viana do Castelo | TBA€
to Aug 17 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | Vodafone Paredes de Coura 2019 | Viana do Castelo | TBA€

Essentials for Visitors

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
What's On in Lisbon in August
What's On in Lisbon in August
What’s on in Lisbon in July
What’s on in Lisbon in July
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
What to Expect in June: Festas de Lisboa 2019
What to Expect in June: Festas de Lisboa 2019
Portugal’s Public Wi-Fi. Aka the White Elephants
Portugal’s Public Wi-Fi. Aka the White Elephants

Living in Lisboa

Portugal’s Public Wi-Fi. Aka the White Elephants
Portugal’s Public Wi-Fi. Aka the White Elephants
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

Anthony Bourdain’s Trip to Lisbon Bite by Bite
Anthony Bourdain’s Trip to Lisbon Bite by Bite
Lisbon Events
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all-day to Sept 28 | FILM FESTIVAL | Que...
to Sept 28 | FILM FESTIVAL | Que...
Sep 21 all-day
to Sept 28 | FILM FESTIVAL | Queer Lisboa 23 | Avenida | 4-16€ @ Cinema São Jorge | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Queer Lisboa is self-described as “the first national festival created specifically to showcase new gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, and transsexual filmmaking.” It hits Avenida Liberdade (Cinema São Jorge) for its 23d edition this week, kicking[...]
15:00 to Sept 22 | ART AND MUSIC FEST ...
to Sept 22 | ART AND MUSIC FEST ...
Sep 21 @ 15:00 – Sep 22 @ 02:00
to Sept 22 | ART AND MUSIC FEST | Festival Iminente 2019 | Monsanto | 15€ @ Panorâmico de Monsanto | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
What’s a good way to end your summer? How about with an art and music festival inside some cool post-apocalyptic-yet-intact semi-ruins inside a forest in Lisbon? Restaurant Panorámico (aka Panorâmico de Monsanto), the abandoned, off-the-beaten-path[...]
18:00 to Sept 29 | FESTIVAL | Popular ...
to Sept 29 | FESTIVAL | Popular ...
Sep 21 @ 18:00 – 23:30
to Sept 29 | FESTIVAL | Popular INATEL na Rua 2019 | FREE @ VARIOUS LOCATIONS | Lisbon | Lisbon | Portugal
The INATEL Foundation describes the fourth edition of their POPular – INATEL na Rua Festival as “an initiative that aims to disseminate traditional cultural practices, in fulfillment of its mission and as a UNESCO consultant[...]
19:30 DINNER AND 2-DAY PARTY | Arroz E...
DINNER AND 2-DAY PARTY | Arroz E...
Sep 21 @ 19:30 – Sep 22 @ 23:59
DINNER AND 2-DAY PARTY | Arroz Estúdios' 1st Birthday  | Cacilhas | FREE-22€ @ Arroz Estúdios | Lisboa | Setúbal | Portugal
Atlas has it on good authority that creative space across the river Arroz Estúdios, despite being only a one-year-old space, knows what they’re doing. The word is still out on whether anything half-naked will jump[...]
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Interviews

  • Half a Bottle in Half an Hour: A Q&A With One Hour Wine - One Hour Wine does wine tasting a little differently. The company offers visitors and local Lisboetas the chance to better understand (or rather to understand at all) the often complex winelists of Portugal, and all in just one hour. Viticulturist and winemaker Miles Edlmann guides you on a journey through the wine regions of Portugal, […]
  • 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 […]
  • How to Be in the Shadow and Not Care About It: An Interview with Director John Alexander - Atlas Lisboa chats with the director of the documentary "This Is Love" about the widely influential musician Rudy Love who has nonetheless remained virtually unknown to the general public.

History and Customs

  • Why do Lisbon Bars Play Elevator Music? - This is not elevator music, this is Bossa Nova, which is being played in the bars and restaurants of Lisboa ever more frequently.
  • 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 […]
  • Step Onto Lisbon’s Social Dance Floors - As a stepping stone to Europe, Lisbon has had its floors thumped on in many different styles and by even more rhythms. From swing to forró, African to European folk, you'll find it spinning somewhere every day of every week.

Lisbon Street Team

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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