The People’s Guide to Lisbon

The People’s Guide to Lisbon

Featured Articles

Synik hip hop artist by Champupuri
Let's Have a Word #2: Gerald Mugwenhi aka Synik
Abandoned Castle in Alentejo: Montemor-o-Novo

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…

Essentials for Visitors

Cooking with Claudia, a Better Martha Stewart for Lisbon
Cooking with Claudia, a Better Martha Stewart for Lisbon
Buying Local in Lisboa
Buying Local in Lisboa

Living in Lisboa

Latest Restaurant Reviews

Solar dos Canadianos Simple tasca for local people
Solar dos Canadianos
Lisbon Events
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all-day to Oct 5 | CALL FOR ARTISTS | “I...
to Oct 5 | CALL FOR ARTISTS | “I...
Sep 21 all-day
to Oct 5 | CALL FOR ARTISTS | "It's Happening" Festival | Lisbon | FREE @ António Arroio Secondary School  | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Ever wonder what’s happening? If you’re an artist, or just want to do something different, now’s your chance to determine the answer. From the organizers: “It’s Happening: A socio-cultural event in which both the artist[...]
all-day to Sept 22 | FILM FESTIVAL | Que...
to Sept 22 | FILM FESTIVAL | Que...
Sep 21 all-day
to Sept 22 | FILM FESTIVAL | Queer Lisboa 22: International Queer Film Festival | Lisbon | 1,20 - 16€ @ VARIOUS LOCATIONS
Depending on where and how one was raised, how old one is, and, more importantly, how straight one’s priorities are — no pun intended — the term queer may evoke different emotions in people. The[...]
all-day to Sept 27 | PERFORMANCE ART | S...
to Sept 27 | PERFORMANCE ART | S...
Sep 21 all-day
to Sept 27 | PERFORMANCE ART | September at Rua das Gaivotas 6 | Chiado | FREE to 7,5€ @ Rua das Gaivotas 6 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
According to YEP, “Young Emerging Performers seeks to promote projects by young creators within the performing arts circuit, contributing at the same time to cultural decentralization and the mobility of artists.” Here’s what’s emerging in[...]
10:00 to Nov 18 | EXHIBITION | “The Fu...
to Nov 18 | EXHIBITION | “The Fu...
Sep 21 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Nov 18 | EXHIBITION | "The Future Of Lisbon" | Praça do Comércio | 3€ @ Torreão Poente do Praça do Comércio | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
“The future is unwritten.” Joe Strummer. But Lisbon is changing. Fast. Some changes are good, others — not so much. What does the future of Lisbon hold? Will the city manage to keep its character[...]
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Interviews with Lisboetas

  • José Cardigos Bastos: Behind the Tints and Varnishes - The Lisbon-born artist José Cardigos Bastos just finished his most recent exhibition Tintas & Vernizes at the Espaço Cultural Mercês Gallery in Príncipe Real, a small and curious space managed by the Junta Freguesia Misericordia. It took him just over five months to produce all but one of the paintings for the show, which is no […]
  • Siza's Expo Pavilion in Lisbon Álvaro Siza: The Badass Architect from Matosinhos - Portugal’s leading architect Álvaro Siza is best known for his use of seemingly weightless slabs of concrete and his ability to sculpt them in order to complement the nature of their surroundings. His work ranges from swimming pools to mass housing developments, residences, office buildings, restaurants, art galleries, and virtually every other kind of structure […]
  • Sailing down the Tejo with the BYX Boys – Atlas Lisboa - "Let's go sailing" might be the best pick-up line anyone has ever said. The problem is: where do you get the boat?Atlas to the rescue with a little help from BYX (Best Yacht Experience) which comes equipped with a sailboat that comfortably seats six, a bottle of spirits, the sights from the Tejo, and a crew […]

History and Customs

  • 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.
  • December 1st: A Celebration of Defenestration - The Portuguese saying De Espanha, nem bom vento nem bom casamento (literally: from Spain, no good wind nor good marriage) comes to mind in light of today's celebration of Portuguese Independence from Spain, particularly considering the recent visit of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano. However, it's worth noting that the wind that brought the Spanish royals was […]
  • Abandoned Castle in Alentejo: Montemor-o-Novo - Montemor-o-Novo is situated just an hour outside of Lisbon by car. The town itself is as charming as it is unpretentious, built around a small park at its nucleus and a rather impressive public pool (as it can get very hot in the summer) nearby. There are plenty of cute spots to duck in out […]

Lisbon Street Team

  • Sleaford Mods at Zé dos Bois - The poetically punk hooks infected the room and made everyone rethink their next visit to the UK and as the short set came to an end Williamson casually joked about the conventions of an encore
  • Uncover Arrábida’s Royal Secret at Palácio da Comenda - Abandoned to degradation and graffiti, Palácio da Comenda was once known as one of the most regal palaces on the European coast, having hosted Portuguese royalty, French aristocracy, and the First Family of the U.S.
  • Resident Superstar DJ Senhor Santos Reports from Lisboa Electronica 2018 - Senhor Santos is an Irishman living on the other side of life and Lisbon (Cacilhas & reppin'). His hobbies include record digging and hiding from the sun, usually at one and the same time. Day 1 After meeting Irish music legend Jerry Fish, we headed to Ministirium, one of the host venues for this year's […]

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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