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

  • Practicing Yoga in Lisbon: A Q&A with Zoe Taylor- When it comes to keeping in shape, sometimes you just need to down your dog, exalt your warrior, and follow it all up with a Namaste. We were curious to find out what kinds of yoga studios there are around Lisbon, what makes them different, and what we could expect if we joined one, so […]
  • There are Things Lisbon Does Not Love- Whether you live here or you're just visiting, responsible tourism is something we should all pay attention to. According to LDNL, "Be respectful and act with dignity just as you would do at home."
  • A Q&A with Claudio Carbone: Director of Another Lisbon Story- "Another Lisbon Story" follows the community that makes up Bairro da Torre — a Lisbon favela — and their active participation in the future of their neighborhood. Director, Claudio Carbone, who was kind enough to answer some questions for Atlas.

History and Customs

Lisbon Street Team

  • Nova Lisboa: Musician Dino d’Santiago Is Creating a New World, and We’re Already Living In It- Lisbon is experiencing a game-changing transformation, and there’s never been a better time to be a music fan in the city. But why here, and why now? Visionary artist Dino d’Santiago shares the secrets behind the scene.
  • 2018 LISB-ON Jardim Sonoro LISB-ON 2018: A Festival in the Heart of Lisbon- We could really feel a family atmosphere at LISB-ON: people talking and laughing like old friends, and organizers mixing with the scattering of artists. Michael Mayer told us how special Lisbon was to him as he has been coming here for more than 20 years. The guys who were running around organizing everything were old friends of his from the late ’90s and early ’00s, he told us. They were the guys booking him back then. This family feeling was starting to make sense.
  • The Dude Abides: Lebowski Fest 2017- A skinny guy approaches us. He brings a friend with him, some Steve Buscemi look-alike. He comes with a proposition: "Do you wanna trade a joint for a white Russian?"

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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