The People’s Guide to Lisbon

The People’s Guide to Lisbon

Featured Articles

Lisbonne Que Faire: The Top Spots to Get Frenched in Lisbon
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 October Events

PARTY | Hip-Hop and Trap Night at Titanic | Cais do Sodré | 6-8€
PARTY | Hip-Hop and Trap Night at Titanic | Cais do Sodré | 6-8€
BUSKING CONCERT AND DJ SESSION | Olho da Rua + Mister Teaser | Intendente | 5€
BUSKING CONCERT AND DJ SESSION | Olho da Rua + Mister Teaser | Intendente | 5€
to Nov 16 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Wasted Rita's Solo Show | Braço de Prata | FREE
to Nov 16 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | Wasted Rita's Solo Show | Braço de Prata | FREE
BURLESQUE SHOW | Maxime Cabaret Dinner Show | Avenida | 20 - 65€
BURLESQUE SHOW | Maxime Cabaret Dinner Show | Avenida | 20 - 65€
to Nov 3 | THEATER | William Shakespeare's Complete Works in 97 Minutes | Oriente | 15-17€
to Nov 3 | THEATER | William Shakespeare's Complete Works in 97 Minutes | Oriente | 15-17€
SPORT | Lisbon Marathon 2019 | Lisbon | 40-95€
SPORT | Lisbon Marathon 2019 | Lisbon | 40-95€
STREET MARKET | Arroz Studios Sunday Street Market | Cacilhas | FREE
STREET MARKET | Arroz Studios Sunday Street Market | Cacilhas | FREE
DREAMFOLK CONCERT | The Loafing Heroes | Arroios | FREE
DREAMFOLK CONCERT | The Loafing Heroes | Arroios | FREE
TALK | What Are Museums For? With Maria Vlachou and Luís Farinha | Anjos | FREE
TALK | What Are Museums For? With Maria Vlachou and Luís Farinha | Anjos | FREE
to Oct 19 | ART AND DANCE FESTIVAL | Cartografias#2: The Body as a Frontier of Resistance | Anjos | 3-7€
to Oct 19 | ART AND DANCE FESTIVAL | Cartografias#2: The Body as a Frontier of Resistance | Anjos | 3-7€
CONCERT | Grandes concertos Ferroviário: Ana Bacalhau | Santa Apolónia | 15€
CONCERT | Grandes concertos Ferroviário: Ana Bacalhau | Santa Apolónia | 15€
OPEN MIC | Misunderstood — Storytelling Night | São Bento | FREE
OPEN MIC | Misunderstood — Storytelling Night | São Bento | FREE
TRIBUTE CONCERT | By lands of Zeca | Avenida | 20€
TRIBUTE CONCERT | By lands of Zeca | Avenida | 20€
to Oct 8 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | Rosarlette Meirelles: Guinea-Bissau, According to my Eyes | Rato | FREE
to Oct 8 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | Rosarlette Meirelles: Guinea-Bissau, According to my Eyes | Rato | FREE
to Oct19 | EXHIBITION | Robinson Crusoe: 300 years | Campo Grande | FREE
to Oct19 | EXHIBITION | Robinson Crusoe: 300 years | Campo Grande | FREE
Weekly to Oct 5 | FOOD AND DJ PARTY | Crepes, Beer, & Senhor Santos | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Weekly to Oct 5 | FOOD AND DJ PARTY | Crepes, Beer, & Senhor Santos | Cais do Sodré | FREE
Weekly to Oct 29 | MUSIC | Noite Crua with Txuninh D'fusao | FREE
Weekly to Oct 29 | MUSIC | Noite Crua with Txuninh D'fusao | FREE
Weekly to Oct 29 | ART WORKSHOP | Drawing with Wine | Avenida | 20€
Weekly to Oct 29 | ART WORKSHOP | Drawing with Wine | Avenida | 20€
WEEKLY | BreakBeat Sundays at MusicBox | Cais do Sodré | TBD
WEEKLY | BreakBeat Sundays at MusicBox | Cais do Sodré | TBD
CONCERT | The Psychedelic Furs in Lisbon | Marvila | 28€
CONCERT | The Psychedelic Furs in Lisbon | Marvila | 28€

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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08:00 Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra...
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra...
Oct 19 @ 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,[...]
09:00 MARKET | Antiques | Estrela | FREE
MARKET | Antiques | Estrela | FREE
Oct 19 @ 09:00 – 18:00
MARKET | Antiques | Estrela | FREE @ Jardim da Estrela
Antiques of all kinds, some crafts and artisanal goods, both edible and wearable, all in a get-away-from-it-all setting. Everyone’s selling antiques in Lisbon these days, and the market held in Jardim da Estrela every third[...]
09:00 Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antiq...
Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antiq...
Oct 19 @ 09:00 – 18:00
Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antique Books | Chiado | FREE @ Feira dos alfarrabistas do Chiado | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Feira dos Alfarrabistas (used book dealer fair) is a great place to break up the monotony of chain stores in Chiado and pick up something truly unique. Most books here are in Portuguese, but there are[...]
09:30 to Oct 31 | NATURE | Visits to t...
to Oct 31 | NATURE | Visits to t...
Oct 19 @ 09:30 – 17:00
to Oct 31 | NATURE | Visits to the Badoca Safari Park | Alentejo | 15,90-17,90€ @ BADOCA SAFARI PARK | Vila Nova de Stº André | Setúbal | Portugal
Psst. Hey you. You like giraffes? Of course you do. Who doesn’t? The Badoca Safari Park down in Alentejo has giraffes. And a bunch of other cool animals. And guided tours and stuff. Basically, some[...]
Blog Categories

Interviews

  • Sama Sama: The Couple Behind the Crepes - The crepes embody the philosophy of Sama Sama, Cais do Sodré's newest resident eatery: Same same, but different.
  • 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.
  • There are Things Lisbon Does Not Love - Whether you live here or you're just visiting, responsible tourism is something we should all pay attention to. According to LDNL, "Be respectful and act with dignity just as you would do at home."

History and Customs

  • Guide to Portuguese Idioms Portuguese Idioms: Queimar as Pestanas! - The correct use of Portuguese idioms is a great way to really use a language and an even better way to understand the people who speak it. Not surprisingly, the Portuguese use a lot of references to vinyards (vinhas) and sardines (sardinhas), but I was confounded by their frequent use of chickens (galinhas). For example: Não […]
  • Almada Negreiros: Lisbon’s Futurist - Jack of all trades, master of none? Well, this saying doesn't hold true of Almada Negreiros, as he seems to have mastered not only the literature and painting for which he is most famous but a myriad of other artistic endeavors as well. These include engravings, tapestries, caricatures, murals, sculptures, mosaics, azulejos, stained glass, and […]
  • About That Dawn - Freedom is sweet. Freedom is everything. 25 de Abril sempre. Viva a Liberdade!

Lisbon Street Team

  • Flour, Water, and Salt: the Best Sourdough Bread in Lisbon - Italians like to tell an anecdote about a baker's helper who, apparently suffering from a drinking problem, arrived to work with a bottle of beer and accidentally poured a drop of alcohol into the dough. The consequences couldn't go unnoticed: loaves came out wonderfully big and plump. Since the chief baker wanted to know what […]
  • VIDEO PREMIERE : Street Art in Lisbon with Kone - Con O’Brien, aka Kone, is an Irish artist and designer currently based in Nuremberg, Germany. He was invited to Lisbon by Garden Collective to participate in their February event where he ran a live painting session. While here, he also took the chance to leave his mark on the Galeria de Arte Urbana with his […]
  • Brunch in Lisbon: a Date with Debauchery - Nights out in Lisbon can be rough. Take the edge off with a hearty brunch from one of these 11 cafes around Lisboa. 

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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