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A Downtown Atelier: Q&A With Lisboa Social Press

April 16, 2019

Lisboa Social Press is a printmakers’ atelier nestled in downtown Lisbon. Artists Tom and Jilly took some time away from the press to walk us through their journey to Lisbon — including wine-fueled workshops, exclusive feasts, and their own personal work.

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Museu do Dinheiro: The Smiling Face of Portugal’s Central Bank

March 25, 2019

Atlas gets a tour of the bank vaults, gets to touch a bar of gold, and learns about one of the biggest forgery schemes in the history of money.

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Rock Climbing Around Lisbon — and Beyond, a Part II of Sorts

March 18, 2019

Our favorite crag has been getting crowded so we’d like to reveal a few more places you can climb outdoors within just an hour’s drive from Lisbon.

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Defeated by Life: José Maria Eça de Quieróz

February 20, 2019

By 1863, Eça had become a member of a local Boheme and, influenced by new friendships, discovered the pleasures of exotic food and sophisticated clothing, started wearing a monocle, ceased to believe in God, and declared himself a romantic.

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Palácio do Marquês de Pombal in Oeiras

February 11, 2019

The title Marquês de Pombal is more or less the same as Prime Minister, so it’s no wonder that this guy needed a snazzy palace to call his own whilst in office. 

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The Robot Retrospective: A Review of MAAT’s New Exhibition

January 28, 2019

A small white robot in a glass case shook, seemingly in terror, at loud noises — and the crowd of young adults that stood shouting at it was a haunting vision into what the future could hold.

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Lisbon Implied, or How to Talk About Locations Like a Local

November 9, 2018

If a Lisboeta tells you to go to a certain place whose name you’ve never heard — and you’re not quite sure where to find it — here’s what they mean.

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