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 June Events

DINNER AND LIVE MUSIC | Jantar Celebrar África com Chalo Correia (2ªedição) | Santa Apolónia | 13€
DINNER AND LIVE MUSIC | Jantar Celebrar África com Chalo Correia (2ªedição) | Santa Apolónia | 13€
ART EXHIBT | Margot Kick: Matter, through the wall | São Bento | FREE
ART EXHIBT | Margot Kick: Matter, through the wall | São Bento | FREE
LIVE MUSIC | Kilombo's Brada | Alfama | FREE
LIVE MUSIC | Kilombo's Brada | Alfama | 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
LUNCH AND MUSIC | Desconfinamento at Taberna Anti-Dantas | Avenida | 21€
LUNCH AND MUSIC | Desconfinamento at Taberna Anti-Dantas | Avenida | 21€
to July 31 | GROUP ART EXHIBIT | Leap of Faith | Estrela | FREE
to July 31 | GROUP ART EXHIBIT | Leap of Faith | Estrela | FREE
to Jun 29 | WEEKLY CLASS | Batucada Percussion | Intendente | 5€
to Jun 29 | WEEKLY CLASS | Batucada Percussion | Intendente | 5€
WEEKLY | LIVE MUSIC | Hennessy's Open Mic | Cais do Sodré | FREE
WEEKLY | LIVE MUSIC | Hennessy's Open Mic | Cais do Sodré | FREE
PHOTO BOOK PRESENTATION | Sizigia by Pako Pimienta | Rato | FREE
PHOTO BOOK PRESENTATION | Sizigia by Pako Pimienta | Rato | FREE
to May 29 | ANIMATION FESTIVAL | MONSTRA 2020 em CASA | ONLINE | 5€
to May 29 | ANIMATION FESTIVAL | MONSTRA 2020 em CASA | ONLINE | 5€
to July 8 | ART EXHIBIT | Paulo Damião: How to Survive an Island | Belém | FREE
to July 8 | ART EXHIBIT | Paulo Damião: How to Survive an Island | Belém | FREE
to June 13 | FILM | Hangar Online Videos: Intrepid Visions | ONLINE | FREE
to June 13 | FILM | Hangar Online Videos: Intrepid Visions | ONLINE | FREE
to June 1 | GROUP ORIGAMI PROJECT | A Thousand Birds | ONLINE | FREE
to June 1 | GROUP ORIGAMI PROJECT | A Thousand Birds | ONLINE | FREE
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€
MUSIC FOR RENT | Live Stream Series: The Good, The Bad & The Pasta | ONLINE | FREE (donations welcome)
MUSIC FOR RENT | Live Stream Series: The Good, The Bad & The Pasta | ONLINE | FREE (donations welcome)
to May 15 | MUSIC | Fado in the Atrium | ONLINE | FREE
to May 15 | MUSIC | Fado in the Atrium | ONLINE | FREE
VIRTUAL TOUR | Museu de Lisboa: Roman Galleries on Rua da Prata | FREE
VIRTUAL TOUR | Museu de Lisboa: Roman Galleries on Rua da Prata | FREE
ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | Novais Brothers: Photos with History | ONLINE | FREE
ONLINE PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | Novais Brothers: Photos with History | ONLINE | FREE
ONLINE MUSEUM EXHIBITS | MAAT: The Peepshow, Memovolts, and Sound Capsules | FREE
ONLINE MUSEUM EXHIBITS | MAAT: The Peepshow, Memovolts, and Sound Capsules | FREE
WEEKLY | BROADWAY MUSICALS | Andrew Lloyd Webber Megahits | ONLINE | FREE
WEEKLY | BROADWAY MUSICALS | Andrew Lloyd Webber Megahits | ONLINE | FREE

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
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all-day FILM AND TV SHOWS | Netflix Part...
FILM AND TV SHOWS | Netflix Part...
Jul 7 all-day
FILM AND TV SHOWS | Netflix Party | FREE @ Englewood | Colorado | United States
According to professional medical consensus worldwide, Netflix and chill, for those of us that are single, is now a no-no for the foreseeable future. So, hang in there, tiger… In the meantime, if you’re lucky[...]
all-day MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donat...
MUSIC | AtYourHome | FREE (Donat...
Jul 7 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...
Jul 7 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...
Jul 7 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[...]
08:00 ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feir...
ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feir...
Jul 7 @ 08:00 – 18:00
ON HOLD | Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE @ Feira da Ladra | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
UPDATE: Due to COVID-19, the best market in Lisbon is on hold indefinitely. The biggest and still the best outdoor market in Lisbon, every Tuesday morning and Saturday pretty much all day. “Ladra” means “thief”[...]
10:00 MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Publi...
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Publi...
Jul 7 @ 10:00 – 17:00
MUSEUM | CCB Reopens to te Public | Belém | FREE-5€ @ CCB | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Museums. Remember those things? They used to be boring. Until you couldn’t visit them anymore. Then you started to miss them… Well, guess what? Monday, May 18th happens to be International Museum Day. And, to[...]
10:00 to July 8 | ART EXHIBIT | Paulo ...
to July 8 | ART EXHIBIT | Paulo ...
Jul 7 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to July 8 | ART EXHIBIT | Paulo Damião: How to Survive an Island | Belém | FREE @ Arte Periférica | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
It seems that art has been on the periphery in recent months and that we have all been surviving on some surreal, pandemic-ridden island… Well, that’s about to change. The Arte Periférica reopens its doors[...]
11:00 to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITIO...
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITIO...
Jul 7 @ 11:00 – 18:00
to Jul 15 | HISTORICAL EXHIBITION | Belém: Demolition to Stage | Belém | 1,50-6€ @ Padrão dos Descobrimentos | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
80 years ago, Portugal celebrated 800 years of itself. As a result, the now highly popular tourist destination that is Belém underwent a few significant changes. Here’s some more detailed history from the organizers of[...]
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Interviews

History and Customs

  • Amadeo de Souza Cardosa Dear Music Atlas Lisboa Amadeo de Souza Cardoso: The Slow-Burning Modernist - Amadeo Cardoso was a caricaturist, painter, and man-about-town in the Parisian art scene. He certainly has his place among the great Portuguese modernists.
  • Old Lisbon in Photographs - Lisbon is undergoing some major repairs — remember, it's an old city. See what it was like throughout the decades with our little timewarp slideshow.
  • 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

  • Art on the Tejo: Graffiti at the Port - There is a whole universe of characters residing on the docks between Santos and Cais do Sodré, each with its own (mostly deviant) personality.
  • 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?
  • The Hardest Part of Walking the Camino Portugués Alone - There was always a harder day, a worse moment to come, all the way up until my last full day of walking… which I suppose you could call the hardest part if I have to pick one.

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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