The People’s Guide to Lisbon

The People’s Guide to Lisbon

Featured Articles

Reflector #5: Bishop Saynomore - "Sintra Sonata"
“Vidas Negras Importam” aka Black Lives Matter Demonstration Marches Through Lisbon
Sama Sama 3.0: The Next Wave
Porn, Tarkovsky, Sea Lions, and Other Free Ways to Self-quarantine with Meaning
Lisbon Walls: A Dose of Street Art in Times of Quarantine
Abandoned Lisbon: Empty Streets When Citizens Bunkered Down

Featured August Events

to Oct 13 | CLASSICAL MUSIC | Concertos Candlelight | Lisbon | 15€
to Oct 13 | CLASSICAL MUSIC | Concertos Candlelight | Lisbon | 15€
to Sept 30 | WEIRD EXHIBIT | A World of Masks | Bica | FREE
to Sept 30 | WEIRD EXHIBIT | A World of Masks | Bica | FREE
to Aug 7 | WORKSHOP | Intensive Piano Course | Areeiro | 180€
to Aug 7 | WORKSHOP | Intensive Piano Course | Areeiro | 180€
PARTY | Vinhos E Discos at Ladidadi | Intendente | FREE
PARTY | Vinhos E Discos at Ladidadi | Intendente | FREE
to Aug 9 | LIVE MUSIC | Jazz 2020 at the Gulbenkian | Praça da Espanha | 10€
to Aug 9 | LIVE MUSIC | Jazz 2020 at the Gulbenkian | Praça da Espanha | 10€
ONLINE THEATER | Anton Chekhov's SWANSONG | Youtube | FREE
ONLINE THEATER | Anton Chekhov's SWANSONG | Youtube | FREE
to Sept 25 | SCULPTURE EXHIBIT | João da Silva: O Escultor Animalista | Avenida | FREE
to Sept 25 | SCULPTURE EXHIBIT | João da Silva: O Escultor Animalista | Avenida | FREE
to Sept 4 | ARCHITECTURE EXHIBIT | The Sea Is Our Land | Belém | FREE-6€
to Sept 4 | ARCHITECTURE EXHIBIT | The Sea Is Our Land | Belém | FREE-6€
to Sept 12 | MUSIC, CINEMA, YOGA, AND MORE | Summer at CCB: The Best of Possible Worlds | Belém | FREE-5€
to Sept 12 | MUSIC, CINEMA, YOGA, AND MORE | Summer at CCB: The Best of Possible Worlds | Belém | FREE-5€
to Sept 12 | ART EXHIBIT | Gabriel Barbi: Sun That Won't Move | Intendente | FREE
to Sept 12 | ART EXHIBIT | Gabriel Barbi: Sun That Won't Move | Intendente | FREE
to Jan 3 | INTERACTIVE ART EXHIBIT | Meet Vincent Van Gogh | Belém | 9-15€
to Jan 3 | INTERACTIVE ART EXHIBIT | Meet Vincent Van Gogh | Belém | 9-15€
to Aug 8 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Sound Studies: The Final Report | São Bento | FREE
to Aug 8 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Sound Studies: The Final Report | São Bento | FREE
to Aug 29 | ART EXHIBIT | Parágrafo by Marco Franco | Bairro Alto | FREE
to Aug 29 | ART EXHIBIT | Parágrafo by Marco Franco | Bairro Alto | FREE
WEEKLY | LIVE MUSIC | Hennessy's Open Mic | Cais do Sodré | FREE
WEEKLY | LIVE MUSIC | Hennessy's Open Mic | Cais do Sodré | FREE
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€
to Sept 5 | FILM FESTIVAL | IndieLisboa 2020 | Avenida | 1,35-12€
to Sept 5 | FILM FESTIVAL | IndieLisboa 2020 | Avenida | 1,35-12€

Things to Do...depending on COVID-19 restrictions

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 (Don't forget your mask!)

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

Sama Sama 3.0: The Next Wave
Sama Sama 3.0: The Next Wave
Today's Events
Aug
4
Tue
2020
all-day MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donat...
MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donat...
Aug 4 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...
Aug 4 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,[...]
all-day to Sept 12 | ART EXHIBIT | Gabri...
to Sept 12 | ART EXHIBIT | Gabri...
Aug 4 all-day
to Sept 12 | ART EXHIBIT | Gabriel Barbi: Sun That Won't Move | Intendente | FREE @ VERÃO | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Gabriel Barbi is a Brazilian painter who has lived in Lisbon for the last 13 years. The VERÃO gallery is proud to present his newest show, Sun that won’t move, all summer long. The opening[...]
all-day to Sept 12 | MUSIC, CINEMA, YOGA...
to Sept 12 | MUSIC, CINEMA, YOGA...
Aug 4 all-day
to Sept 12 | MUSIC, CINEMA, YOGA, AND MORE | Summer at CCB: The Best of Possible Worlds | Belém | FREE-5€ @ CCB, Lisbon | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Centro Cultural de Belem (CCB) has survived the ‘vid thus far and, to celebrate, they’re hosting a series of outdoor weekend concerts. Here’s what they say: “In time to resume, the Centro Cultural de Belém[...]
19:30 Weekly | OPEN MIC | Shaka’s Tues...
Weekly | OPEN MIC | Shaka’s Tues...
Aug 4 @ 19:30 – 23:00
Weekly | OPEN MIC | Shaka's Tuesday night at Camones Cinebar | Graça | FREE @ Camones CineBar | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Open mics are traditionally a sh.tshow. But the host of this one, Joaquim de Brito, aka Shaka, however, is a local legend, a musically speaking jack of all trades, a semi-god among men, and an[...]
Aug
5
Wed
2020
all-day MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donat...
MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donat...
Aug 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...
Aug 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,[...]
all-day to Sept 12 | ART EXHIBIT | Gabri...
to Sept 12 | ART EXHIBIT | Gabri...
Aug 5 all-day
to Sept 12 | ART EXHIBIT | Gabriel Barbi: Sun That Won't Move | Intendente | FREE @ VERÃO | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Gabriel Barbi is a Brazilian painter who has lived in Lisbon for the last 13 years. The VERÃO gallery is proud to present his newest show, Sun that won’t move, all summer long. The opening[...]
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Interviews

  • What The Fekk? A Chat with the Fekks - After playing a live show for the Garden Collective, The Fekks sat down with Atlas to discuss their new EP, creative flow, and all things music.
  • Synik hip hop artist by Champupuri Let’s Have a Word #2: Synik - Let's Have a Word is David Soares's attempt to make the Lisbon scene spill the beans. Poet, hip-hop head, and spoken-word artist Gerald Mugwenhi, aka Synik, started scribbling rhymes in his notebook while still in high school in Zimbabwe. First, he emulated some of his friends and idols, at the time coming from the flood […]
  • Fábrica da Pólvora: The Explosive New Art Scene in Oeiras - Who would have thought that eight stops from Lisbon’s Rossio station in Barcarena, there’s a city of artist studios that laughs in the face of the co-working space concept, a green space, a killer buffet-style restaurant, an outdoor amphitheater, and an archeological museum all in the same complex?

History and Customs

  • The Forgotten Side of Cervejaria Portugália - If you've ever wondered about the huge abandoned building attached to the famous Portugália restaurant on Almirante Reis, you're in luck. Atlas photographer Lorena Velasco takes us on a tour inside the crumbling walls of the former Germânia beer factory, established in 1913 and designed by architect António Rodrigues da Silva Júnior. The fábrica originally occupied a 15,000-square-meter lot […]
  • Bartolomeu Português: Father of the Pirates’ Code - Like many things, the Pirates' Code was invented by a Portuguese.
  • 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.

Lisbon Street Team

  • The Forgotten Side of Cervejaria Portugália - If you've ever wondered about the huge abandoned building attached to the famous Portugália restaurant on Almirante Reis, you're in luck. Atlas photographer Lorena Velasco takes us on a tour inside the crumbling walls of the former Germânia beer factory, established in 1913 and designed by architect António Rodrigues da Silva Júnior. The fábrica originally occupied a 15,000-square-meter lot […]
  • We Are Journalists, Dammit! Super Bock Super Rock 2018 - Atlas were out and about in force this year at Super Bock Super Rock 2018, to hear the bands and see what our friends from the Underdogs Gallery have been up to. Here are some highlights!
  • 2018 Nova Batida GUME Nova Batida 2018: A Festival Divided - Nova Batida is an exciting new addition to Lisbon’s festival scene. However, despite its potential, there were a few obstacles at this festival's debut.

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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