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 May Events

LIVE MUSIC |
LIVE MUSIC | "Shaka's Lo-fi Experience" at Má Lingua | Graça | FREE
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€
to May 12 | FILM FESTIVAL | IndieLisboa 2019 | Avenida | 3,20€
to May 12 | FILM FESTIVAL | IndieLisboa 2019 | Avenida | 3,20€
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€
METAL CONCERT | Metallica | Restelo | 75-118€
METAL CONCERT | Metallica | Restelo | 75-118€
FLAMENCO SOUL CONCERT | Buika | Baixa | 30-80€
FLAMENCO SOUL CONCERT | Buika | Baixa | 30-80€
CLASSICAL CONCERT | Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky | Belém | 4,50-22€
CLASSICAL CONCERT | Rachmaninoff and Tchaikovsky | Belém | 4,50-22€
CLASSICAL CONCERT | Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich | Belém | 4,50-22€
CLASSICAL CONCERT | Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich | Belém | 4,50-22€
ART EXHIBIT | Ana Santos' Anathema | Belém | 5€
ART EXHIBIT | Ana Santos' Anathema | Belém | 5€
STAR GAZING | Free Day at the Planetarium | Belém | FREE
STAR GAZING | Free Day at the Planetarium | Belém | FREE
to May 19 | ART FESTIVAL | ARCOLisboa | Belém | 5 to 15€
to May 19 | ART FESTIVAL | ARCOLisboa | Belém | 5 to 15€
CONCERT | The Backstreet Boys | Oriente | 52-117€
CONCERT | The Backstreet Boys | Oriente | 52-117€
to May 5 | FOOD FEST | Óbidos Chocolate Festival | TBA
to May 5 | FOOD FEST | Óbidos Chocolate Festival | TBA
Bi-weekly | MARKET | Antiques and Crafts | Belém | FREE
Bi-weekly | MARKET | Antiques and Crafts | Belém | FREE
Monthly | FLEA MARKET | Art & Flea at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE
Monthly | FLEA MARKET | Art & Flea at Anjos70 | Anjos | FREE
Monthly | MARKET | CCB Market | Belém | FREE
Monthly | MARKET | CCB Market | Belém | FREE

Essentials for Visitors

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

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

Lisbon Events
May
26
Sun
09:30 to Oct 31 | NATURE | Visits to t...
to Oct 31 | NATURE | Visits to t...
May 26 @ 09:30 – 17:00
to Oct 31 | NATURE | Visits to the Badoca Safari Park | Alentejo | 15,90-17,90€ @ BADOCA SAFARI PARK | Vila Nova de Stº André | Setúbal | Portugal
Psst. Hey you. You like giraffes? Of course you do. Who doesn’t? The Badoca Safari Park down in Alentejo has giraffes. And a bunch of other cool animals. And guided tours and stuff. Basically, some[...]
10:00 to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | “Among Din...
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | “Among Din...
May 26 @ 10:00 – 17:00
to Dec 31 | EXHIBIT | "Among Dinosaurs" | Príncipe Real | 5€ @ Museu de Historia Natural e da Ciência | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
As you probably already know, dinosaurs once roamed the Earth— but did you know that they roamed around Portugal? The Museum of Natural History is taking an intensive look at different types of dinosaur fossils[...]
10:00 to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. E...
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. E...
May 26 @ 10:00 – 20:00
to Jul 29 | ART EXHIBIT | M.C. Escher in Porto | Porto | 4-13€ @ Centro de Congressos da Alfândega do Porto | Porto | Porto | Portugal
If you don’t know what an impossible cube is, you might just be a square. And if you think M.C. Escher has something to do with hip-hop… well, you’re right. This Dutch master of illusion[...]
10:00 to May 26 | ART EXHIBIT | Paula ...
to May 26 | ART EXHIBIT | Paula ...
May 26 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to May 26 | ART EXHIBIT | Paula Rego: Anos 80 | Cascais | 2,5-5€ @ CASA DAS HISTÓRIAS  | Cascais | Lisboa | Portugal
Local painter Paula Rego was born in 1935. So she most likely remembers the ’80s. At least as one can remember the ’80s. Her new exhibit is, coincidentally, called “Anos 80.” The organizers tell us:[...]
Blog Categories

Interviews

  • Tiago Pais’ Hunt for the 50 Best Tascas in Lisbon - Tiago Pais managed to compile an easily digestible yet comprehensive text on the best tascas in town — the only thing missing is the smell of the food as you peruse the pages.
  • Lazuli Shoes: Portugal-Inspired Footwear - Recently, Atlas was gallivanting along the Tâmega River in Amarante and noticed something quite special through a shop window on Rua Frei José Amarante, just up from Igreja de São Gonçalo. The name of the store? Aguarela - Art Shoes & Bags. This wasn't your typical souvenir shop that sells magnets, teeshirts and mouse pads […]
  • Atlas Added Fuel: Q&A with Diogo Machado - Diogo Machado (aka Add Fuel) working on the electrical box near Cais Sodré. Photo by Pedro Sadio Atlas was taking a stroll down Rua São Paulo and was delighted to find a new work by Diogo Machado, (aka Add Fuel) right there on an electrical box. Based on the Portuguese azulejo patterns but with "fuel," […]

History and Customs

Lisbon Street Team

  • Drug Levels in Lisbon: The 2018 Report - Drugs are doing funny things in Europe, with some dropping off and others on the rise. The 2018 European Drug Report examines trends within Portugal.
  • 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 […]
  • May Day in Lisbon: People of the Parade - Lisbon’s May Day march didn’t have the pitchforks and torches of days past, but there was still plenty of energy, anger, and calls for change.

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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