The People’s Blog to Lisbon

What to Expect in June: Festas de Lisboa 2019

May 24, 2019

Festas de Lisboa are almost upon us, and as you know, Atlas likes to do our planning ahead so we can pack it all in and still have time to catch a film, see a show, or just lounge at home. Prepare for more than just cheap beer and pimba this year, folks: the Câmara […]

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Portugal’s Public Wi-Fi. Aka the White Elephants

May 22, 2019

The second round of funding for the WiFi4EU initiative has just been announced, and with it, a further 80 Portuguese municipalities will get Wi-Fi funding. But what does this mean? Will we benefit from it? And how will the coffee shops survive? The WiFi4EU initiative “promotes free access to Wi-Fi connectivity for citizens in public […]

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MAAT Summer 2019 review

What’s on at MAAT: A Review of the Summer Collections

May 20, 2019

A review of the summer exhibitions at MAAT and Edp Central. What’s on display, and are they worth visiting?

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How To Become a Legal Resident in Portugal

May 15, 2019

The road to residency is a long and bumpy one laid out by the most inept of urban planners, fraught with unmarked turns and oncoming traffic, the occasional busted tire and stranded motorist, out-of-service filling stations and a radio that only plays the ambient iterations of Abba, but it’s not impossible to navigate through it. […]

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The Waterworld of Lisboa

May 14, 2019

In Lisbon you can visit one of the many swimming pools in sports halls, gyms, and rooftops year-round to get more deeply in touch with its favorite of the four elements.

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where to steam in lisbon

Lisbon’s Public Steamrooms and Saunas

May 12, 2019

A few Lisbon hotels offer their saunas and steam rooms, and sometimes their swimming pools, to non-guests, but it will cost you.

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Bacalhôa Buddha Eden: A Little Peace For Everyone

May 7, 2019

Portugal is technically a Catholic country, but the 6000-tons worth of Buddha statues sitting just an hour outside of Lisbon would suggest otherwise.

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