The People’s Guide to Lisbon

The People’s Guide to Lisbon

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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 to Nov 5 | PHOTOGRAPHY AND AUDIO...
Oct 15 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Nov 5 | PHOTOGRAPHY AND AUDIO EXHIBIT | "Looking with other eyes" at the Gulbenkian | Praça de Espanha | FREE @ Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
“Love looks not with the eyes, but with the mind, And therefore is winged Cupid painted blind.” William Shakespeare “I met a blind man who taught me how to see.” Steven Tyler (Aerosmith). Ever wonder[...]
10:00 to Oct 30 | GEOLOGICAL EXHIBIT |...
Oct 15 @ 10:00 – 18:00
to Oct 30 | GEOLOGICAL EXHIBIT | "The 27 Wonders of the Geological Museum" | Principe Real | FREE to 5€ @ Museu Geologico | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Some say the world has seven wonders, others claim that’s fake news. Whatever the case may be, the Geological Museum is proud to host 27 of its own little old-school marvels. As they put it,[...]
11:00 to Dec 1 | INSTALLATION ART | Ov...
to Dec 1 | INSTALLATION ART | Ov...
Oct 15 @ 11:00 – 19:00
to Dec 1 | INSTALLATION ART | Overflow by Tadashi Kawamata | 5€ @ MAAT | Lisboa | Portugal
There’s nothing artistic about pollution…until now. To raise awareness about the consumption of natural resources and the high level of refuse in our oceans, MAAT commissioned Japanese artist Tadashi Kawamata to create an installation using decrepit[...]
12:00 to Oct 25 | DRAWING AND PAINTING...
Oct 15 @ 12:00 – 23:00
to Oct 25 | DRAWING AND PAINTING EXHIBIT | Murmúrio do Suão by Flávio Horta | Restauradores | FREE @ Casa do Alentejo | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Flávio Horta is a Portuguese artist who dabbles in drawing and painting. His style looks classical, almost Renaissance-like, but his subject matter is up to date. Here’s how the organizers of his new show Murmúrio[...]
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Interviews with Lisboetas

  • Hot off the Press! Lisboa Through the Eyes of Urban Sketchers at the Maritime Museum -   Many of us already know about Urban Sketchers’ blog or have an artistic friend of a friend who has participated in their meet-ups somewhere in the world. Atlas has been a fan of Urban Sketchers' work for a while and is excited to have highlighted some of their interpretations of Lisbon on our website. So […]
  • Carpe Diem: A Guided Tour with David Oliveira - David Oliveira's parrot in flight as seen on the staircase at Carpe Diem Arte e Pesquisa in Bairro Alto David Oliveira’s wire sculptures aren’t just about lines— they are also about what’s between them.He freezes motion in time and, through the use of wire, marries the movement it with the space itself. This is the simple […]
  • Freelancing in Lisbon: A Q&A With Graphic Artist Tiago Lourenço - Tiago Lourenço's hyper-real graphic design images show a depth of visual language we've rarely seen. We asked him how he does it, and what 3D imaging has to do with rock climbing.

History and Customs

  • About That Dawn - Freedom is sweet. Freedom is everything. 25 de Abril sempre. Viva a Liberdade!
  • Castelo de São Jorge - It's good to be the king.
  • Contributors in Viajantes Viajantes: Poetry, Photos, and Maps for the Love of Lisbon - When we think of Lisbon, what comes to mind are the churches, monasteries, castles, and azulejos. We think of fado, and, naturally, the writings of Camões and Pessoa. But that's not all the city has to offer. Portuguese writing has evolved like the city itself. It is built on the same foundations, but what is […]

Lisbon Street Team

  • A Decade of Change: Lisbon’s Most Dangerous Neighborhoods Then and Now - It’s hard for many visitors and expats to imagine that Lisbon has a dangerous underbelly, with few venturing outside the progressively hip center. But in the 1970s, neighborhoods on the outskirts of the city started growing — and they quickly gained a reputation for being hotbeds of criminal activity.
  • Fábrica da Pólvora: The Explosive New Art Scene in Oeiras - Who would have thought that eight stops from Lisbon’s Rossio station in Barcarena, there’s a city of artist studios that laughs in the face of the co-working space concept, a green space, a killer buffet-style restaurant, an outdoor amphitheater, and an archeological museum all in the same complex?
  • We Are Journalists, Dammit! Super Bock Super Rock 2018 - Atlas were out and about in force this year at Super Bock Super Rock 2018, to hear the bands and see what our friends from the Underdogs Gallery have been up to. Here are some highlights!

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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