The People’s Guide to Lisbon

The People’s Guide to Lisbon

Featured Articles

2018 LISB-ON Jardim Sonoro DJ Lisbon Lisboa Festival
Portugal's Music Festivals, 2019 Edition
Like many things, the Pirates' Code was invented by a Portuguese.
Bartolomeu Português: Father of the Pirates' Code
The Mischievous Storyteller: Paula Rego

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 April Events

to Apr 30 | CITYWIDE ART FESTIVAL | BoCA  Biennial of Contemporary Arts | Lisbon, Porto, Braga | FREE to 11€
to Apr 30 | CITYWIDE ART FESTIVAL | BoCA Biennial of Contemporary Arts | Lisbon, Porto, Braga | FREE to 11€
to Apr 28 | CLASSICAL FESTIVAL | Dias da Música em Belém | Belém | FREE to 14.5€
to Apr 28 | CLASSICAL FESTIVAL | Dias da Música em Belém | Belém | FREE to 14.5€
to July 25 | MUSIC | Swing Jam Sessions at Little Big Apple | Olaias | 2€
to July 25 | MUSIC | Swing Jam Sessions at Little Big Apple | Olaias | 2€
DREAM-FOLK CONCERT | The Loafing Heroes | Cais do Sodré | 10-15€
DREAM-FOLK CONCERT | The Loafing Heroes | Cais do Sodré | 10-15€
to July 27 | STREET MUSIC | Gypsy Jazz Jam Get Together | Areeiro  | FREE
to July 27 | STREET MUSIC | Gypsy Jazz Jam Get Together | Areeiro | FREE
to April 28 | ART EXHIBIT |
to April 28 | ART EXHIBIT | "Vicente: The Myth in Lisbon" | Campo Grande | 3€
to Apr 12 | FILM | 12th Festa do Cinema Italiano | Lisbon | 4 - 25€
to Apr 12 | FILM | 12th Festa do Cinema Italiano | Lisbon | 4 - 25€
to July | FILM FEST | Grand Art in the Cinema | São Sebastão | 5 - 7€
to July | FILM FEST | Grand Art in the Cinema | São Sebastão | 5 - 7€
ART EXHIBIT | Ana Santos' Anathema | Belém | 5€
ART EXHIBIT | Ana Santos' Anathema | Belém | 5€
to April 14 | FOOD FEST | Peixe em Lisboa | 6€ - 12€
to April 14 | FOOD FEST | Peixe em Lisboa | 6€ - 12€
to May 5 | FOOD FEST | Óbidos Chocolate Festival | TBA
to May 5 | FOOD FEST | Óbidos Chocolate Festival | TBA
to Apr 4 | OPERA | L'étoile at Teatro Nacional de São Carlos | Baixa | 9€ - 38€
to Apr 4 | OPERA | L'étoile at Teatro Nacional de São Carlos | Baixa | 9€ - 38€
Opera | L'étoile at Teatro Nacional de São Carlos | Baixa | 9€ - 38€
Opera | L'étoile at Teatro Nacional de São Carlos | Baixa | 9€ - 38€
CONCERT | Mumford and Sons | Oriente | 37,50 - 142,50€
CONCERT | Mumford and Sons | Oriente | 37,50 - 142,50€
Bi-weekly | MARKET | Antiques and Crafts | Belém | FREE
Bi-weekly | MARKET | Antiques and Crafts | Belém | FREE
to May 19 | EXHIBITION AND PERFORMANCE | João Onofre: Once in a Lifetime [Repeat] | Campo Pequeno | FREE - 4€
to May 19 | EXHIBITION AND PERFORMANCE | João Onofre: Once in a Lifetime [Repeat] | Campo Pequeno | FREE - 4€
to Apr 7 | ACTIVISM PARTY | Tattoo Circus at Disgraça | Penha de França | FREE
to Apr 7 | ACTIVISM PARTY | Tattoo Circus at Disgraça | Penha de França | FREE
PIANO CONCERT | João Domingos Bomtempo Piano Recital | Chiado | FREE
PIANO CONCERT | João Domingos Bomtempo Piano Recital | Chiado | FREE
to Apr 24 | GUIDED TOUR | Lisbon Street Art | Martim Moniz | FREE - 20€
to Apr 24 | GUIDED TOUR | Lisbon Street Art | Martim Moniz | FREE - 20€
ROCK CONCERT | The Young Gods | Marvila | 25€
ROCK CONCERT | The Young Gods | Marvila | 25€

Essentials for Visitors

Portugal's Music Festivals, 2019 Edition
Portugal's Music Festivals, 2019 Edition

Living in Lisboa

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

Lisbon Events
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11:00 to Apr 20 | ART EXHIBIT | Catari...
to Apr 20 | ART EXHIBIT | Catari...
Apr 20 @ 11:00 – 23:00
to Apr 20 | ART EXHIBIT | Catarina Rodrigues | Alcântara | FREE @ Livraria Ler Devagar | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
“Ao pintar da Faneca” (“when painting the pout”) is a popular Portuguese saying roughly meaning “the right moment, at the right opportunity.” Local artist Catarina Rodrigues has decided to take this phrase literally. The result[...]
12:00 to Apr 30 | CITYWIDE ART FESTIVA...
to Apr 30 | CITYWIDE ART FESTIVA...
Apr 20 @ 12:00 – 22:00
to Apr 30 | CITYWIDE ART FESTIVAL | BoCA  Biennial of Contemporary Arts | Lisbon, Porto, Braga | FREE to 11€ @ Various Venues in Lisbon, Porto, and Braga
Now in its second edition, the Biennial of Contemporary Arts, or BoCA for short, brings together emerging as well as established visual and performance artists and musicians and lets them have their way with the city[...]
19:00 to Apr 23 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAU...
to Apr 23 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAU...
Apr 20 @ 19:00 – 23:00
to Apr 23 | ART EXHIBIT AND INAUGURATION | "This is Art - Or Therapy" by Valdemar Doria | Intendente | FREE @ LOGRADOURO DA BEMPOSTINHA | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
To São Tomé-born and Lisbon-based artist Valdemar Doria, art is therapy. As is food. And to some of Atlas‘ own staff, Valdemar himself is therapy. We’ll explain. Besides being one of the most interesting and[...]
19:00 to Apr 30 | FOOD | Kitchen for d...
to Apr 30 | FOOD | Kitchen for d...
Apr 20 @ 19:00 – 23:00
to Apr 30 | FOOD | Kitchen for days: Patuá pop up at Casa Independente | Intendente | TBD @ Casa Independente | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
PATUÁ is a local restaurant that will open soon. In the meantime, it will be popping up at Casa Indpendente, thoughout the month of April, to tingle your senses. Here’s what the organizers tell us:[...]
Blog Categories

Interviews

History and Customs

  • António Lobo Antunes: Portugal’s Greatest Living Writer?- António Lobo Antunes is one of Portugal's most prominent and internationally well-known writers, and his extensive bibliography reads like an enraged history of the country.
  • 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.
  • Carnival Portuguese Style: the Caretos- Dating back to the Celts, the caretos are perhaps the oldest tradition alive today in Portugal though for many years the practice became nearly extinct.

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.
  • The Forgotten Side of Cervejaria Portugália- If you've ever wondered about the huge abandoned building attached to the famous Portugália restaurant on Almirante Reis, you're in luck. Atlas photographer Lorena Velasco takes us on a tour inside the crumbling walls of the former Germânia beer factory, established in 1913 and designed by architect António Rodrigues da Silva Júnior. The fábrica originally occupied a 15,000-square-meter lot […]
  • Mouraria: A Filthy Bastion of Hope- Mouraria may be one of the last bastions of hope in what seems to be quickly becoming Brooklyn, Portugal. Mouraria's filth, character, colorfulness, and diversity are the exact opposite of the carefully crafted simulacrum of these urban elements at, say, LX Factory. As an eight-month resident of the neighborhood, I have had the privilege of exploring its […]

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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