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Author: Ellis Dixon

Lisbon According to Ginjinha Sem Rival’s Nuno Gonçalo Lourenço

November 20, 2019

You might know his family better than you know him: Nuno Gonçalo Lourenço is the grandson of José Manuel Lourenço Cima. Still not ringing a bell? J.M.L. Cima founded the local Lisboeta’s favorite cherry liqueur stand Ginjinha Sem Rival the same year as São Domingo’s own A Ginjinha (otherwise known as the first stand) started […]

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On the Fringe: The Museum of Mechanical Music

November 12, 2019

You may remember a small mechanical music exhibit in Lisbon’s Museu do Fado in recent years. It contained 40 pieces from Luis Cangueiro‘s original collection, which were on loan for this temporary exhibit— the same exhibit that inspired us to make the pilgrimage to the source in Pinhal Novo. The Museu da Música Mecânica is […]

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The Ethical Assembly: The Sexier Lisbon Summit

November 6, 2019

Sustainability guru Patricia Imbarus is throwing the kind of party you can’t—and shouldn’t— miss.

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Halloween in Lisbon in 2019: What’s On This Year

October 16, 2019

If you’re like the majority of the Atlas staff, you basically live for Halloween. Wearing a costume here isn’t what you’d call obligatory, especially since Halloween is an imported holiday, but every year it gains more and more steam as a steady stream of masked revelers pour into night clubs and onto the streets ready […]

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Lisbonne Que Faire: The Top Spots to Get Frenched in Lisbon

September 24, 2019

We’ve all heard French being spoken in streets of Lisbon, but the occasional bonjour and merci aren’t solely coming from tourists. Many French folks have chosen Lisbon (or Lisbonne) to call home these days and with them have come an assortment of shops and restaurants. Arguably, it all started with the passing of Portugal’s 2009 […]

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Anthony Bourdain’s Trip to Lisbon Bite by Bite

August 29, 2019

In 2012, Anthony Bourdain visited Lisbon as part of his “No Reservations” TV show. A lot has changed since then— Portugal has come out of the recession, fantastic new restaurants have popped up all over the place, and famous old holes-in-the-wall have become tourist traps. However, many visitors to the city still set out to […]

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Tap Water in Portugal

August 12, 2019

Of all the must-haves on your vacation checklist, drinking water should probably come pretty close to the top (especially in the summer heat). And, like much of the rest of the city, Lisbon has a winding and fun relationship with the elixir of life.

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