The People’s Guide to Lisbon

The People’s Guide to Lisbon

Featured Articles

When the Saints Go Marching: Santo António Day Explained
What to Expect in June: Festas de Lisboa 2019
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 June Events

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 Jun 27 | OPEN-AIR CINEMA | Being John Malkovich, Pulp Fiction, and much more | Chiado | 12€
to Jun 27 | OPEN-AIR CINEMA | Being John Malkovich, Pulp Fiction, and much more | Chiado | 12€
to Jun 16 | BOOK FAIR | Feira do Livro Lisboa 2019 | Marques de Pombal | FREE
to Jun 16 | BOOK FAIR | Feira do Livro Lisboa 2019 | Marques de Pombal | FREE
to July 28 | ART EXHIBIT |
to July 28 | ART EXHIBIT | "Oil Room" by Per Barclay | Martim Moniz | 2€
to July 25 | MUSIC | Swing Jam Sessions at Little Big Apple | Olaias | 2€
to July 25 | MUSIC | Swing Jam Sessions at Little Big Apple | Olaias | 2€
to July 27 | STREET MUSIC | Gypsy Jazz Jam Get Together | Areeiro  | FREE
to July 27 | STREET MUSIC | Gypsy Jazz Jam Get Together | Areeiro | FREE
to Jun 8 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | NOS Primavera Sound 2019 | Porto | 110€+
to Jun 8 | MUSIC FESTIVAL | NOS Primavera Sound 2019 | Porto | 110€+
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT |
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | "Among Dinosaurs" | Príncipe Real | 5€
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€
Weekly | JAZZ | Titanic Jazz Jam | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Weekly | JAZZ | Titanic Jazz Jam | Cais do Sodré | FREE
ROCK CONCERT | Scorpions' Crazy World Tour 2019 | Parque das Nações | 32€ to 54€
ROCK CONCERT | Scorpions' Crazy World Tour 2019 | Parque das Nações | 32€ to 54€
Monthly | FLEA MARKET | Art & Flea at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE
Monthly | FLEA MARKET | Art & Flea at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE
to Jul 22 | FILM FESTIVAL | Doclisboa 2018 Films | Chiado | 5€
to Jul 22 | FILM FESTIVAL | Doclisboa 2018 Films | Chiado | 5€
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE

Essentials for Visitors

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
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all-day to Jun 23 | FILM | AR#5: Argenti...
to Jun 23 | FILM | AR#5: Argenti...
Jun 20 all-day
to Jun 23 | FILM | AR#5: Argentine Film Festival 2019 | Avenida | 4€ @ Cinema Sáo Jorge | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Argentina. You’ve probably heard of it. European colonizers called it Argentina (from the Latin term “argentum,” which means silver) thinking they would find silver there. They were wrong. But the name stuck. Argentina is, however,[...]
12:00 to Jun 27 | ART EXHIBIT | “Place...
to Jun 27 | ART EXHIBIT | “Place...
Jun 20 @ 12:00 – 23:00
to Jun 27 | ART EXHIBIT | "Placeless" by Elena Valsecchi | Alcantara | FREE @ Manchas de Tinta | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Elena Valsecchi is a local artist originally from Italy. Her work has been displayed in many places, among them Italy, Portugal, France, Belgium, Chile, Peru, and Argentina. Here’s how Elena describes her new show at[...]
16:00 MINI MUSIC FESTIVAL | Villa Omni...
MINI MUSIC FESTIVAL | Villa Omni...
Jun 20 @ 16:00 – 23:30
MINI MUSIC FESTIVAL | Villa Omnichord | Leiria | 10€ @ Villa Portela | Leiria | Leiria | Portugal
Festival a Porta opens its doors to Portugal this weekend, and anyone who knows anything knows that. But, did you know that there is a festival inside the Festival a Porta? Yep. It’s called Villa[...]
19:00 to Jul 22 | FILM FESTIVAL | Docl...
to Jul 22 | FILM FESTIVAL | Docl...
Jun 20 @ 19:00 – 23:00
to Jul 22 | FILM FESTIVAL | Doclisboa 2018 Films | Chiado | 5€ @ Cinema IDEAL | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
What’s up, Doc? Doclisboa (or, “6.Doc”) is back in Lisbon with its 2019 edition. That’s what’s up. Doclisboa 2019 is coming in October, but here’s your chance to avoid the whole festival atmosphere and just[...]
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Interviews

  • Let’s Have A Word #4: Will Samson - "Let’s Have a Word" is David Soares‘s attempt to make the Lisbon scene spill the beans. I first met Will Samson in 2016, when he had just snuck into the dark of a cinema theatre, to take a seat on the same row I was sitting, along with friends we have in common. The film […]
  • Fourteen Faces of LX: A Bartender’s Guide to Sizing Up Clientele - With tending a bar comes hard work, heavy lifting, sore legs, sweaty and dirty clothes, and a big risk of your liver suddenly exploding.
  • The Foodie on the Move: A Q&A with Carmen Castello of Lisbon Secret Food Tours - A few weeks ago I joined up with Carmen to walk (and eat) through some of the more traditional shops in Mouraria and Baixa. Aside from falling in love with Carmen's stories, her passion, and her appetite for history, fun facts, and, of course, food, I had a tummy full of half a bifana, port […]

History and Customs

  • The Futures of Lisbon: A Concerned Immigrant’s Preview. - Futuros de Lisboa is a unique interactive multimedia art exhibit composed of photographs, essays, videos, illustrations, and all sorts of weirdness, compiled by professionals in various fields, academics, artists, and regular citizens of Lisbon. The show examines one simple question that is on the mind of anyone who lives here: “What comes next for this magical little town?”
  • Severa: Fate of a Prostitute and Birth of a Fado Myth - Born to a gypsy father from Santarém and a famous prostitute nicknamed A Barbuda (the bearded) from Portalegre, Severa's exotic beauty and dramatic singing style, attributed to her gypsy blood, won the capital’s bohemians over.
  • Abandoned Portugal: Beja Aquatica - The Beja Aquapark was in operation for only three years and has been closed for the last 25. What is left is easily accessible to curious road-trippers and ruin hunters alike.

Lisbon Street Team

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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