Essentials for Visitors

Category: Essentials for Visitors

What visitors to Lisbon need to know


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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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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TimeOut and Ribeira: The Lisbon Market With a Split Personality

August 8, 2019

Mercado da Ribeira and TimeOut Market — exploring the great divide under one roof.

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What’s On in Lisbon in August

July 3, 2019

Lisbon might feel a little emptier than usual. Or at least the ratio of Portuguese-to-tourists has shifted substantially since so many Lisboetas have jumped in cars and on trains, planes, and autocarros to make their way out of the city. But, fear not, there’s still plenty to do in Lisbon in the hot and sticky […]

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