The People’s Guide to Lisbon

The People’s Guide to Lisbon

Featured Articles

The New Kid on the Block: CCB's Development Plans
Food, Kittens, and Cuteness: Q & A with Abacaxi Lab

Things to Do

Events Calendar

There’s a lot going on in Lisbon, but we curate what’s up so you know…


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.…


We love Lisbon because it’s a small town wrapped up inside a big city. Prices…


Restaurants, cafes, kiosks, and more, Lisbon's got all kinds of kitchens, and we've reviewed them…


With incredible vinho and cheap beer everywhere, you'll need a guide to get your drink…


Put on your dancing sapatos! Party ’til sunrise like a Lisboeta at one of these…


If you judge a course by its par threes, these two courses near Lisbon won’t disappoint…


It may be hilly and bumpy, but bike lanes are popping up in LX and…


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

Lisbon Events
10:00 Monthly | MARKET | CCB Market | ...
Monthly | MARKET | CCB Market | ...
Dec 16 @ 10:00 – 18:00
Monthly | MARKET | CCB Market | Belém | FREE @ Centro Cultural de Belém | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Yes, it’s a mix between old and new, traditional and urban art, all you thought you could expect. But here you’ll find an invited association, a seasonal fruits and vegetables stand, and also some artistic[...]
10:00 Monthly | MARKET | Intendente Se...
Monthly | MARKET | Intendente Se...
Dec 16 @ 10:00 – 18:00
Monthly | MARKET | Intendente Second Hand Market | Intendente | FREE @ Largo Intendente | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
While Feira da Ladra (“Thieves market”) continues to be Lisbon’s number one second-hand market, that doesn’t mean it’s the ONLY market in town worth its weight in used stuff. You can find some nice hidden[...]
10:00 to Dec 16 | HOLIDAY MARKET | Alf...
to Dec 16 | HOLIDAY MARKET | Alf...
Dec 16 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Dec 16 | HOLIDAY MARKET | Alfamarama Christmas Market |  Príncipe Real | FREE @ Jardim do Príncipe Real | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Let’s keep it real. Christmas is a great time for marketing. No matter your political, religious, copyright or other views, this is a magical time of year. This is why Alfamarama (who, quite possibly, is[...]
10:00 to Dec 23 | BOOK FAIR | Festa do...
to Dec 23 | BOOK FAIR | Festa do...
Dec 16 @ 10:00 – 19:00
to Dec 23 | BOOK FAIR | Festa dos Livros 2018 | Praça de Espanha | FREE @ Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
If your Christmas shopping list is causing you some stress, fear not. A book is always a safe bet, even if it’s never read. Come get your inner geek on and maybe find that last-minute[...]
Blog Categories

Interviews with Lisboetas

  • The Unbeatables: The Sueca Players of Lisbon - Elias learned to play sueca by watching the games at Jardim da Estrela until he had a feel for it — no one had taught him, he says. The trick to becoming an efficient player lies in observation and bluffing.
  • From Trash to Totes: Q&A With Tânia Anselmo of Garbags - CEO and founder of Garbags, Tânia Anselmo. Photos courtesy of Garbags One man's trash is another man's treasure, as they say. In the case of Tânia Anselmo, CEO and "best believer" of Garbags, it's your trash that becomes your treasure. Need a pannier for your bike? They've got 'em! Need a Portuguese coffee wallet? No […]
  • 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

  • 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 […]
  • vasco da gama Vasco da Gama: A Maritime Man - What connects the longest bridge within Europe, a crater on the moon, and a suburb of Cape Town? That’s right, Vasco da Gama, one of the most famous Portuguese explorers and the first European to reach India by sea. Da Gama was born in c.1460 in the city of Sines, where his father was commander […]
  • Lisbon Culture on the Cheap, Part 2: Museums - There are dozens of museums in Lisbon to feed your thirst for art, archeology, history, and much more. Here are some tips to visit them on the cheap.

Lisbon Street Team

  • Meeting Charlie Chaplin at Largo do Intendente - Even though I had worked a dozen hundred circus shows in my lifetime, I had never experienced a spectacle quite like this. It struck a chord with all of my senses — right there in Largo do Intendente.
  • Adamastor_no_alto_de_Santa_Catarin_Lisboa Lisbon The Fight for Miradouro de Santa Catarina - Whether you're a Lisbon local or are just visiting, you've probably gone to Miradouro de Santa Catarina and asked yourself, "What the hell happened to Adamastor?" Well, this is what's happened...
  • A Decade of Change Part Two: Quinta do Mocho - Quinta do Mocho is a stand-alone estate originally designed to hold those with nowhere to go. However, 10 years on, Quinta do Mocho seems transformed. The neighborhood now has over 67 murals and is the largest open-air urban art gallery in Europe, with work from artists including Vhils, Smile, and Astro.

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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