The People’s Guide to Lisbon

The People’s Guide to Lisbon

Featured Articles

Best of Lisbon 2020
A Fountain of Hope: Chafarizes Around Lisboa to Get Revitalized
Lisbon According to Ginjinha Sem Rival's Nuno Gonçalo Lourenço
Anthony Bourdain’s Trip to Lisbon Bite by Bite
Mercado da Ribeira and TimeOut Market — exploring the great divide under one roof.
TimeOut and Ribeira: The Lisbon Market With a Split Personality
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 January Events

To Feb 29 | Mel da Senhora do Labirinto by André Sier | São Bento | FREE-3,50
To Feb 29 | Mel da Senhora do Labirinto by André Sier | São Bento | FREE-3,50
ACTIVISM | Dialogues without Borders 2020, Session 1: Yemen | Chiado | FREE
ACTIVISM | Dialogues without Borders 2020, Session 1: Yemen | Chiado | FREE
to Mar 30 | FILM CYCLE | Silent Cinema at Casa da Achada | Mouraria | FREE
to Mar 30 | FILM CYCLE | Silent Cinema at Casa da Achada | Mouraria | FREE
POETRY | Língua Afiada at Má Língua | Graça | FREE
POETRY | Língua Afiada at Má Língua | Graça | FREE
MUSIC BATTLE | Festival Termómetro #25: Final Round | Marvila | 5-10€
MUSIC BATTLE | Festival Termómetro #25: Final Round | Marvila | 5-10€
to Mar 7 | ART EXHIBIT | Tamara Alves: When the Rest of the World Has Gone to Sleep | Braço de Prata | FREE
to Mar 7 | ART EXHIBIT | Tamara Alves: When the Rest of the World Has Gone to Sleep | Braço de Prata | FREE
to Jan 25 | POP UP FASHION & ACTIVISM | The Ghost of Future Fashion | Anjos | FREE
to Jan 25 | POP UP FASHION & ACTIVISM | The Ghost of Future Fashion | Anjos | FREE
CLASSICAL MUSIC | Ópera em Belmonte | Castelo | FREE (Donation-based)
CLASSICAL MUSIC | Ópera em Belmonte | Castelo | FREE (Donation-based)
LIVE MUSIC | CRUA with Sol de Luanda | Intendente | 4€
LIVE MUSIC | CRUA with Sol de Luanda | Intendente | 4€
FESTIVAL | YALA Fest: Unmute Palestine | Anjos | 10€
FESTIVAL | YALA Fest: Unmute Palestine | Anjos | 10€
to Jan 29 | FILM AND DISCUSSION | Os Grandes Filmes de 2019 | Saldanha | 7€
to Jan 29 | FILM AND DISCUSSION | Os Grandes Filmes de 2019 | Saldanha | 7€
to Jan 31 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | STILL LIVE by Margarida Dias | Santa Catarina | FREE
to Jan 31 | PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT | STILL LIVE by Margarida Dias | Santa Catarina | FREE
DJ PARTY | 20 20 at Damas | Graça | FREE
DJ PARTY | 20 20 at Damas | Graça | FREE
TECHNO PARTY | Ski Mask Heaven by 7777 の天使 | Intendente | 3€
TECHNO PARTY | Ski Mask Heaven by 7777 の天使 | Intendente | 3€
HOUSE MUSIC | Capital Desterrada #3 | Intendente | 3€
HOUSE MUSIC | Capital Desterrada #3 | Intendente | 3€
CONCERT | CocoPilots at Sirigaita | Intendente | FREE-3€
CONCERT | CocoPilots at Sirigaita | Intendente | FREE-3€
BEER, FOOD, & MUSIC | Launch Party: Block Master & Limegerine IPA | Pena | FREE
BEER, FOOD, & MUSIC | Launch Party: Block Master & Limegerine IPA | Pena | FREE
FOOD WORKSHOP | Homemade Tofu and Seiten | Lisbon | TBD
FOOD WORKSHOP | Homemade Tofu and Seiten | Lisbon | TBD
LIVE MUSIC | Conservatory Cycle at the National Museum of Music | Benfica | FREE
LIVE MUSIC | Conservatory Cycle at the National Museum of Music | Benfica | FREE
EXPOSITION OPENING | Natureza minha by Claudia Castro | Alcantara | FREE
EXPOSITION OPENING | Natureza minha by Claudia Castro | Alcantara | FREE

Essentials for Visitors

Best of Lisbon 2020
Best of Lisbon 2020
What's On for Christmas and New Year's 2019/2020 in Lisbon Not all events are created equal this holiday season.
What's On for Christmas and New Year's 2019/2020 in Lisbon
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
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

Best of Lisbon 2020
Best of Lisbon 2020
Anthony Bourdain’s Trip to Lisbon Bite by Bite
Anthony Bourdain’s Trip to Lisbon Bite by Bite
Lisbon Events
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all-day HEADS UP!| MAAT Museum CLOSED un...
HEADS UP!| MAAT Museum CLOSED un...
Jan 23 all-day
HEADS UP!| MAAT Museum CLOSED until Mar 27 (maybe) | Belém | 2,50-5€ @ MAAT - Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Heads-up, people. Lisboetas know the MAAT as one of the city’s most popular destinations for art, culture, weird architecture, history, and a nice view. And if you have been cruising the internet recently looking for[...]
10:00 to Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One Kin...
to Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One Kin...
Jan 23 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Apr 5 | ART EXHIBIT | One King and Three Emperors | Chiado | FREE @ São Roque Museum | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
China. You’ve probably heard of it. And, if you live in Lisbon, you probably know that the Chinese are slowly taking over this fine land, real estate style. But the Chinese-Portuguese connection actually goes way[...]
11:00 to Jan 27 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT |...
to Jan 27 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT |...
Jan 23 @ 11:00 – 19:00
to Jan 27 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | Vasco Barata: Dreamers Never Learn (TIDAL) | Belém | 2,50-5€ @ MAAT | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
From the interwebs: “-interstice (noun): an intervening space, especially a very small one. – interstitial (adj/noun): of, forming, or occupying interstices.” Vasco Barata was born in Lisbon in 1974. And, unlike many, he still lives[...]
14:00 to Feb 2 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | ...
to Feb 2 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | ...
Jan 23 @ 14:00 – 19:00
to Feb 2 | MULTIMEDIA EXHIBIT | XPOSIÇÃO by João Robalo & Teresa Robalo | Santos | FREE @ Rua das Gaivotas 6 | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
João Robalo and Teresa Robalo are very serious artists. So serious that they refuse to share their last names. João was born in 1989. He studied dance, theater, and cinema right here in Lisbon, and[...]
Blog Categories

Interviews

  • The Chap Behind the Chainmail: A Q&A With Jofre Correia - Jofre Correia and his team run some of the most successful — and, from personal experience, the most worthwhile — walking tours in Lisbon. Read what he has to say about tourist traps, employing the unemployed, and wearing chainmail.
  • Let’s Have a Word #3: Surma - Surma is a 23-year-old hailing from Leiria. Her debut album last year was shortlisted for best European independent album of the year. She has been touring non-stop ever since.
  • MOTELX 2017: Nine Directors, Five Questions - Nine Portuguese directors are vying for the top short-film prize at the 2017 MOTELX and Atlas got the inside scoop on what makes them tremble.

History and Customs

Lisbon Street Team

  • ModaLisboa 2019: Insights from Joana Jorge - ModaLisboa is gearing up for their newest Fall/Winter incarnation entitled "Insight." We caught up with project director Joana Jorge to get the inside scoop.
  • Capital Filmmakers Festival Lisbon review Capital Filmmakers Festival in Review - Our correspondents report from the first Capital Filmmakers Festival to take place in Lisbon. Read about the fest's independent films tackling issues ranging from the migrant crisis to the appropriation of African-American music.
  • 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 […]

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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