Essentials for Visitors

Category: Essentials for Visitors

What visitors to Lisbon need to know


African Lisbon Tour: A Conversation We Need to Have

February 25, 2020

The African Lisbon Tour is more than just a tour — it’s part of a movement started by a West African immigrant to Portugal to show the other side of the Times of the Explorers and Portugal’s colonial past, right here in the capital.

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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.

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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 […]

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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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Why You Should Visit Baleal and Ferrel: Two Small Towns That Are Making Big Waves

September 5, 2019

When people ask me about Portugal, they always want to know if I prefer Lisbon or Porto. My answer? Neither. I love both cities, but I’d rather spend my time in between them. Right in the middle of Portugal’s Atlantic coast, on the very edge of continental Europe, lie some of my favorite places in […]

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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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What to See, Do, and Eat in Ericeira: The Prettiest Town on Portugal’s Central Coast

August 20, 2019

A lot of people ask about the best places to visit in Portugal, and of course, it depends on what you want out of your trip. But there’s one town that I never fail to mention. Whether you’re looking to relax on the beach, enjoy incredible views, or surf some of the world’s best waves, […]

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