Author: Ellis Dixon
Overtourism: Should Lisbon Take a Cue from Amsterdam?
February 7, 2020
There are both positives and negatives to being the New York Times’ cheap destination darling — there are many new jobs in the tourism sector, to start. But finding the balance between making a city good for a quick trip and good for its residents is not easy, especially when both the government and the […]
Bullfighting in Portugal
January 28, 2020
Bullfighting still has a central place in Portuguese culture, despite many activist groups’ repeated demands for its abolition. Despite our reservations, we decided to explore this Iberian tradition after being invited to a show at Lisbon’s last remaining bullring.
Lisbon’s Ten Best Foodie Souvenirs
January 7, 2020
The best foodie souvenirs in Lisbon. From high-grade olive oil to mountain cheese to port.
Best of Lisbon 2020
January 1, 2020
Another year brings with it another batch of bests, another smattering of stand-outs, and another assortment of achievements. Our collaborators and Atlas’ extended family have banded together once more to celebrate our favorite spots around the city who deserve a pat on the back for doing what they do so well. Let’s put it together […]
What’s On for Christmas and New Year’s 2019/2020 in Lisbon
December 10, 2019
Not all events are created equal this holiday season.
A Fountain of Hope: Chafarizes Around Lisboa to Get Revitalized
December 8, 2019
Lisbon’s favorite water company plans to renovate some of the city’s most beautiful chafarizes (fountains) between now and the end of 2022. You may have already noticed several of them under renovation, such as the one in Cais do Sodré and the one further down Rua São Paolo on Av. Dom Carlos I. As per […]
November 28, 2019
There’s a world of wonder waiting to be enjoyed over an afternoon in Oeiras. Bring the kids, a picnic basket and a camera, and get ready to explore something pretty cool.