The People’s Guide to Lisbon

The People’s Guide to Lisbon

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Buying Local in Lisboa

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 Aug 29 | FILM FESTIVAL | “A Y...
to Aug 29 | FILM FESTIVAL | “A Y...
Aug 21 all-day
to Aug 29 | FILM FESTIVAL | "A Year of Cinema(s)" at Medeia Monumental | Saldanha | 5€ @ Medeia Monumental | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Haven’t seen a good trailer or gone to a movie theater in months but still miss that magic moment when the lights go down? No need to fear. A YEAR OF CINEMA(S) at Medeia Filmes[...]
08:00 Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra...
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra...
Aug 21 @ 08:00 – 18:00
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama @ Feira da Ladra | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
The biggest and still the best outdoor market in Lisbon, every Tuesday morning and Saturday pretty much all day. “Ladra” means “thief” – while you can get some nice artisanal jewelry, 17th-century tiles, copper pots,[...]
10:00 to Nov 18 | EXHIBITION | “The Fu...
to Nov 18 | EXHIBITION | “The Fu...
Aug 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[...]
10:00 to Oct 28 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | “...
to Oct 28 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | “...
Aug 21 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Oct 28 | PAINTING EXHIBIT | “Explicit: Forbidden Art?” | Santos | 6€ @ Museu da Arte Antiga | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Did the picture on the left bring you here? No need to be ashamed, it’s only art.. Here’s what the organizers say: “Bringing together 70 pieces from its storage rooms – representing masculine and feminine[...]
Blog Categories

Interviews with Lisboetas

  • Sama Sama 2.0 - Sama Sama Crepe and Juice Bar, one of the best vegan food joints in town, and undoubtedly one of a kind, opened its doors to the public in May of 2017. Atlas was there (read more here), so, naturally, we were curious as to how they’re doing: what the highs and lows have been, what […]
  • 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.
  • Bivar Books: The English-Lover’s Book Nook - An exclusively English bookstore in Lisbon might be unorthodox, but in Bookshop Bivar’s case, it's just business. Besides paying special attention to Penguin editions (Atlas' favorite), it also occasionally host local artists such as Portuguese writer/journalist Isabel Stilwell and Irish author Peter Murphy. There was also a mini-exhibition of posters of the Lisbon Players' past productions […]

History and Customs

  • António Guterres: The Socialist UN Secretary General - António Guterres worked through academia, national politics, and the UN, becoming one of the most well known contemporary Portuguese politicians.
  • Guide to Portuguese Idioms Portuguese Idioms: Queimar as Pestanas! - The correct use of Portuguese idioms is a great way to really use a language and an even better way to understand the people who speak it. Not surprisingly, the Portuguese use a lot of references to vinyards (vinhas) and sardines (sardinhas), but I was confounded by their frequent use of chickens (galinhas). For example: Não […]
  • Alcobaça: Badass Monks and Killer Confections - If you're looking to see what happens when you put monks in charge of education for over 700 years, you might want to pay a visit to Alcobaça, our neighbors 120km to the north. Those monks knew a thing or two about agriculture, shipping, and how to bake their arses off. Located in the district of […]

Lisbon Street Team

  • Best of Lisbon 2017 - Our street team has spent the past year testing, evaluating, and taking scrupulous notes to help your next year kick a little ass. Here's our list of spots around Lisboa that deserve recognition for being on point in 2017.
  • 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.
  • Six Nights of Fright at MOTEL X 2017 - Lisbon's favorite horror fest attracts the kind of weirdos that make us feel right at home. We sent local artist Maria Ferreira to document the shenanigans.

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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