The People’s Blog to Lisbon

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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Is Lisbon the Next Berlin?

October 29, 2019

Statements like “city A is the new city B” make people from either A or B cringe — but will Lisbon go the way of Berlin when it comes to keeping the soul of the city?

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Clipping Point: Crisis on the Tram Lines

October 24, 2019

I was working my way around a cup of Nanarella’s ice cream the other day when a man appeared on a first-floor balcony across the street. He was retrieving a small beagle and wore nothing but a scandalously snug pair of white boxers. A second glance told me that this man was, in fact, my […]

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Adrift in a Pastel Land: The Cafés Call to Me

October 18, 2019

Visitors to Lisbon will probably comment on the hills (steep), the tiles (quaint), the graffiti right next to the tiles (adds character?), and of course, the Lisboetas (wonderful people). Another characteristic of the city is its vibrant café culture. As a writer, I’d envisioned myself on a sunny terraço penning a masterpiece on the back […]

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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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