Hiking Around the Santuário da Peninha in Sintra
March 28, 2019
The mountaintops of Sintra are shrouded in mystery, magic, and, more often than not, fog. When it’s beach weather in Lisbon and the nearby town of Cascais, it’s likely misty and sometimes even hailing up at the top of the hills. But don’t let that deter you from exploring them. In fact, what makes hiking […]
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.
The Waterworld of Lisboa
July 29, 2018
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.
Footie in Portugal: We’re Surrounded
March 20, 2018
Lisbon’s passion for football has been mostly fueled by Benfica and Sporting. This piece is not about these two clubs, but about the smaller, neighborhood clubs playing in lower leagues, whose grounds might just be around the corner from where you are.
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.
How to Use GIRA, No Longer Lisbon’s Only Bike-Sharing Option
March 1, 2018
GIRA works off your phone: download the app, give them your financial details, and you’re ready to bike. This Atlas correspondent was able to do all of that in about 10 minutes. But then the problems began.
Practicing Yoga in Lisbon: A Q&A with Zoe Taylor
October 3, 2017
When it comes to keeping in shape, sometimes you just need to down your dog, exalt your warrior, and follow it all up with a Namaste. We were curious to find out what kinds of yoga studios there are around Lisbon, what makes them different, and what we could expect if we joined one, so […]