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What’s On in Lisbon in September

August 7, 2019

The tourists have left, the Lisboetas who run the city’s coolest restaurants and clubs are back, and the summer is far from over. September is one of the best months to be in the city — here’s why.

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Making the Most of MEO SudoEstse

July 30, 2019

August has arrived and so has MEO Sudoeste, the much-anticipated week-long music festival held in Odemira, not far from the southern edge of Portugal (but still out of the way of the Algarve tourist rush). The festival provides music-lovers with the opportunity to camp out as part of the experience, and you can choose from […]

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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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Is Lisbon Safe? You’ve Asked, We’ve Answered

June 20, 2019

If you’re a woman, it’s likely you’re no stranger to cat-calls. They can come from anywhere: construction workers hissing from a safe distance away obstructed by scaffolding, the front seat of a car packed full of dudes doing what seems is a series of drive-by woo-hoos, or even from a passing pedestrian who turns around […]

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Half a Bottle in Half an Hour: A Q&A With One Hour Wine

April 30, 2019

One Hour Wine does wine tasting a little differently. The company offers visitors and local Lisboetas the chance to better understand (or rather to understand at all) the often complex winelists of Portugal, and all in just one hour. Viticulturist and winemaker Miles Edlmann guides you on a journey through the wine regions of Portugal, […]

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Fish Tales: The Story Behind our Favorite Conservas

April 4, 2019

Everyone’s seen them, most have eaten them, and every tourist buys at least one to take home as a souvenir, but what do we really know about Portugal’s famous canned fish? Aside from the contents of each can, the packaging of the various brands have stories to tell of saudade, life on the water, and […]

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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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