The People’s Guide to Lisbon

The People’s Guide to Lisbon

Featured Articles

When the Saints Go Marching: Santo António Day Explained
How To Become a Legal Resident in Portugal
Fish Tales: The Story Behind our Favorite Conservas
Electric Scooters in Lisbon
Electric Scooters: A Deadly Menace?
Flour, Water, and Salt: the Best Sourdough Bread in Lisbon
Food, Kittens, and Cuteness: Q & A with Abacaxi Lab
Like many things, the Pirates' Code was invented by a Portuguese.
Bartolomeu Português: Father of the Pirates' Code
Things Hard to Get in Lisbon — and Where to Find Them

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 July Events

MEETUP | Sustainable Fashion Lisbon | Cais do Sodré | FREE
MEETUP | Sustainable Fashion Lisbon | Cais do Sodré | FREE
PARTY | Garden x Arroz takeover at Capitão Leitão | Marvila | FREE
PARTY | Garden x Arroz takeover at Capitão Leitão | Marvila | FREE
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 Jul 21 | FESTIVAL | Bairro Intendente em Festa 2019 | Intendente | FREE
to Jul 21 | FESTIVAL | Bairro Intendente em Festa 2019 | Intendente | FREE
to Aug 11 | ART EXHIBIT | Albrecht Dürer: St. Jerome Drawings from the Albertina Museum  | Santos | 6 - 10€
to Aug 11 | ART EXHIBIT | Albrecht Dürer: St. Jerome Drawings from the Albertina Museum | Santos | 6 - 10€
to Jul 6 | REGGAE MUSIC FESTIVAL | Musa Cascais 2019 | Carcavelos | 20 - 360€
to Jul 6 | REGGAE MUSIC FESTIVAL | Musa Cascais 2019 | Carcavelos | 20 - 360€
to July 27 | CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL | Festival do Estoril Lisboa | Lisbon to Cascais | FREE to 12€
to July 27 | CLASSICAL MUSIC FESTIVAL | Festival do Estoril Lisboa | Lisbon to Cascais | FREE to 12€
CONCERT | EDP Cool Jazz 2019: The Roots | Cascais | 40-55€
CONCERT | EDP Cool Jazz 2019: The Roots | Cascais | 40-55€
GUIDED TOUR | Lisbon Under the Ground | Restauradores | 6-17€
GUIDED TOUR | Lisbon Under the Ground | Restauradores | 6-17€
CONCERT | Gilberto Gil | Belém | 20-60€
CONCERT | Gilberto Gil | Belém | 20-60€
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 July 28 | ART EXHIBIT |
to July 28 | ART EXHIBIT | "Oil Room" by Per Barclay | Martim Moniz | 2€
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 Sept 8 | INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT | Dogs and Cats | Expo | 9€
to Sept 8 | INTERACTIVE EXHIBIT | Dogs and Cats | Expo | 9€
to Jul 27 | Festival Músicas do Mundo | Sines | 10-50€
to Jul 27 | Festival Músicas do Mundo | Sines | 10-50€
to Jul 21 | MUSIC FEST | Marés Vivas 2019 | Vila Nova de Gaia | 33-160€
to Jul 21 | MUSIC FEST | Marés Vivas 2019 | Vila Nova de Gaia | 33-160€
to Jul 13 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | NOS Alive 2019 | Alges | 65€ - 149€
to Jul 13 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | NOS Alive 2019 | Alges | 65€ - 149€
to Jul 12 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | JiGG: Jazz in Goethe Garden 2019 | Intendente | 3 - 5€
to Jul 12 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | JiGG: Jazz in Goethe Garden 2019 | Intendente | 3 - 5€

Essentials for Visitors

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

Lisbon Events
Jul
15
Mon
21:30 to Sept 30 | OPEN-AIR FILM CYCLE...
to Sept 30 | OPEN-AIR FILM CYCLE...
Jul 15 @ 21:30 – 23:30
to Sept 30 | OPEN-AIR FILM CYCLE | Spaces that have no place | Alfama | FREE @ Casa da Chada | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Mário Dionísio was a Lisbon-born, -bred, and -buried painter, writer, professor, and critic from the last century. He had a big influence on the arts here. About a decade ago, a bunch of his family[...]
23:00 Weekly | JAZZ | Titanic Jazz Jam...
Weekly | JAZZ | Titanic Jazz Jam...
Jul 15 @ 23:00 – Jul 16 @ 02:00
Weekly | JAZZ | Titanic Jazz Jam | Cais do Sodré | FREE @ Titanic Sur Mer | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Winner of several Atlas “Best of Lisboa” awards, Titanic Sur Mer is stepping up its jazz game with weekly jam sessions on Mondays. For free. Considering the talents Titanic pulls for its variety of musical[...]
Jul
16
Tue
08:00 Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra...
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra...
Jul 16 @ 08:00 – 18:00
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE @ 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,[...]
09:30 to Aug 29 | GROUP ART EXHIBIT | ...
to Aug 29 | GROUP ART EXHIBIT | ...
Jul 16 @ 09:30 – 18:30
to Aug 29 | GROUP ART EXHIBIT | Linha Recta Linha Curva | Belém | FREE @ Casa da América Latina | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Linha Recta Linha Curva (“Straight Line Curved Line”) is a joint effort by three artists exploring the idea of “nature and the city.” Painter Pascal Ruesch has lived in Brazil for over 20 years. He[...]
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Interviews

History and Customs

  • The 5th of October, 1910: The Day We Became a Republic - At 11:00 am October 5 1910, from the balcony of Paços do Concelho, in Lisbon, the Portuguese Republic was proclaimed.
  • Fish Tales: The Story Behind our Favorite Conservas - Everyone’s seen them, most have eaten them, and every tourist buys at least one to take home as a souvenir, but what do we really know about Portugal’s famous canned fish? Aside from the contents of each can, the packaging of the various brands have stories to tell of saudade, life on the water, and […]
  • The Eccentric Englishwoman: Guilhermina Suggia - In her hometown, Porto, the cellist Guilhermina Augusta Xavier de Medin Suggia was affectionately known as "the eccentric Englishwoman." This nickname, earned by someone who was, in fact, flesh-and-blood Portuguese, reflects the extent Suggia was ahead of her times — as a cellist and as a woman.

Lisbon Street Team

Trips outside Lisbon

Hiking Around the Santuário da Peninha in Sintra
Hiking Around the Santuário da Peninha in Sintra

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