The People’s Guide to Lisbon

The People’s Guide to Lisbon

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where to steam in lisbon
Lisbon's Public Steamrooms and Saunas
Food, Kittens, and Cuteness: Q & A with Abacaxi Lab

Things to Do

Events Calendar

There’s a lot going on in Lisbon, but we curate what’s up so you know…

Museums

What are the top places for art, history, puppets, and more? We’ve done the legwork.…

Parks and Gardens

Lisbon’s top outdoor spaces range from miradouros, to green parks and gardens, and yes, cemeteries.…

Shopping

We love Lisbon because it’s a small town wrapped up inside a big city. Prices…

Restaurants

Restaurants, cafes, kiosks, and more, Lisbon's got all kinds of kitchens, and we've reviewed them…

Bars

With incredible vinho and cheap beer everywhere, you'll need a guide to get your drink…

Clubs

Put on your dancing sapatos! Party ’til sunrise like a Lisboeta at one of these…

Golfing

If you judge a course by its par threes, these two courses near Lisbon won’t disappoint…

Biking

It may be hilly and bumpy, but bike lanes are popping up in LX and…

Surfing

Here’s some info on the top three spots to grab a wave and get maps of dozens more surf…

Rock Climbing

There’s tons of climbing around Lisbon, even multi-pitch trad if you…

Essentials for Visitors

Cooking with Claudia, a Better Martha Stewart for Lisbon
Cooking with Claudia, a Better Martha Stewart for Lisbon

Living in Lisboa

Lisbon's Public Steamrooms and Saunas
Lisbon's Public Steamrooms and Saunas

Latest Restaurant Reviews

Lisbon Events
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08:00 Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra...
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra...
Feb 16 @ 08:00 – 18:00
Weekly | MARKET | Feira da Ladra | Alfama | FREE @ Feira da Ladra | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
The biggest and still the best outdoor market in Lisbon, every Tuesday morning and Saturday pretty much all day. “Ladra” means “thief” – while you can get some nice artisanal jewelry, 17th-century tiles, copper pots,[...]
09:00 MARKET | Antiques | Estrela
MARKET | Antiques | Estrela
Feb 16 @ 09:00 – 18:00
MARKET | Antiques | Estrela @ Jardim da Estrela
Antiques of all kinds, some crafts and artisanal goods, both edible and wearable, all in a get-away-from-it-all setting. Everyone’s selling antiques in Lisbon these days, and the market held in Jardim da Estrela everything third[...]
09:00 Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antiq...
Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antiq...
Feb 16 @ 09:00 – 18:00
Weekly | MARKET | Used and Antique Books | Chiado | FREE @ Feira dos alfarrabistas do Chiado | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Feira dos Alfarrabistas (used book dealer fair) is a great place to break up the monotony of chain stores in Chiado and pick up something truly unique. Most books here are in Portuguese, but there are[...]
09:30 to Feb 16 | HISTORY EXHIBIT | Un...
to Feb 16 | HISTORY EXHIBIT | Un...
Feb 16 @ 09:30 – 19:30
to Feb 16 | HISTORY EXHIBIT | Under the flame of the lamp: Francisco de Holanda and his books | Campo Grande | FREE @ National Library of Portugal | Lisboa | Lisboa | Portugal
Francisco de Holanda may not be the most famous name in the world. But, then again, you may have heard of him. He’s not from Holland, in case you’re wondering. He is, however, one of[...]
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Interviews with Lisboetas

  • Food, Kittens, and Cuteness: Q & A with Abacaxi Lab- The duo behind Abacaxi Lab are two fabulous ladies: Aleksandra "Laura" Schedler and Vanda Aragão. As brave and colorful as their art, they talked with Atlas just before the opening of their first exhibition, sharing stories about their travels, inspirations, and hopes for the future. Let's start at the beginning. What's the origin story of […]
  • Atlas Added Fuel: Q&A with Diogo Machado- Diogo Machado (aka Add Fuel) working on the electrical box near Cais Sodré. Photo by Pedro Sadio Atlas was taking a stroll down Rua São Paulo and was delighted to find a new work by Diogo Machado, (aka Add Fuel) right there on an electrical box. Based on the Portuguese azulejo patterns but with "fuel," […]
  • Introducing Mezze: Bringing a Bit of Middle East to Lisbon- Helping Syrian women and young men is just another day at the office for Mezze and the Pão a Pão Association.

History and Customs

  • Guide to Portuguese Idioms Portuguese Idioms: Queimar as Pestanas!- The correct use of Portuguese idioms is a great way to really use a language and an even better way to understand the people who speak it. Not surprisingly, the Portuguese use a lot of references to vinyards (vinhas) and sardines (sardinhas), but I was confounded by their frequent use of chickens (galinhas). For example: Não […]
  • The Forgotten Side of Cervejaria Portugália- If you've ever wondered about the huge abandoned building attached to the famous Portugália restaurant on Almirante Reis, you're in luck. Atlas photographer Lorena Velasco takes us on a tour inside the crumbling walls of the former Germânia beer factory, established in 1913 and designed by architect António Rodrigues da Silva Júnior. The fábrica originally occupied a 15,000-square-meter lot […]
  • Halloween in Lisbon: What to Do and Where to Go in 2016- See what's happening this year at Halloween in Lisboa 2017: One Hell of a Night to Party. Or read on to see what went on last year below. Halloween may be an imported holiday, but Lisbon's gearing up for the celebration like pros all the same. Campuses and venues are planning cool themed parties and costumes […]

Lisbon Street Team

  • Adamastor_no_alto_de_Santa_Catarin_Lisboa Lisbon The Fight for Miradouro de Santa Catarina- Whether you're a Lisbon local or are just visiting, you've probably gone to Miradouro de Santa Catarina and asked yourself, "What the hell happened to Adamastor?" Well, this is what's happened...
  • May Day in Lisbon: People of the Parade- Lisbon’s May Day march didn’t have the pitchforks and torches of days past, but there was still plenty of energy, anger, and calls for change.
  • A Decade of Change: Lisbon’s Most Dangerous Neighborhoods Then and Now- It’s hard for many visitors and expats to imagine that Lisbon has a dangerous underbelly, with few venturing outside the progressively hip center. But in the 1970s, neighborhoods on the outskirts of the city started growing — and they quickly gained a reputation for being hotbeds of criminal activity.

Trips outside Lisbon

Portugal's Best: Eleven Beaches You Shouldn't Miss
Portugal's Best: Eleven Beaches You Shouldn't Miss
The Portuguese Coastal Route to Santiago de Compostela
The Portuguese Coastal Route to Santiago de Compostela

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