Parks, beaches, surfing, climbing, golf and al fresco drinking and dining in and around Lisbon
Abandoned Portugal: Beja Aquatica
May 22, 2018
The Beja Aquapark was in operation for only three years and has been closed for the last 25. What is left is easily accessible to curious road-trippers and ruin hunters alike.
A Decade of Change Part Two: Quinta do Mocho
May 15, 2018
Quinta do Mocho is a stand-alone estate originally designed to hold those with nowhere to go. However, 10 years on, Quinta do Mocho seems transformed. The neighborhood now has over 67 murals and is the largest open-air urban art gallery in Europe, with work from artists including Vhils, Smile, and Astro.
In a League of Their Own: Gaelic Football in Portugal
March 14, 2018
Since June, the LX Celtiberos have been regularly playing a game most people outside of Ireland probably don’t know much about: Gaelic football. It’s a community effort to bring a beloved Irish sport to the masses, without the stress.
Abandoned Castle in Alentejo: Montemor-o-Novo
November 21, 2017
Montemor-o-Novo is situated just an hour outside of Lisbon by car. The town itself is as charming as it is unpretentious, built around a small park at its nucleus and a rather impressive public pool (as it can get very hot in the summer) nearby. There are plenty of cute spots to duck in out […]
Parque Florestal de Monsanto
October 13, 2017
Lisbon’s lung and Lisboetas’ green escape
Monsanto North: Parque Recreativo do Alvito
October 6, 2017
A refuge from the fuss of the city with a fantastic view of what you’re missing
The Portuguese Climbing Guide: An Interview with the Author, Carlos Simes
September 28, 2017
The previous PT climbing guide, “pirate topo,” didn’t consult the original openers of the routes nor respect the crags themselves. This one is different.