The Top 6 Free Things to Do in Lisbon

View of Jardim Botânico da Ajuda, one of Lisbon parks

The Portuguese capital has plenty to offer—and much of it won’t cost you a thing. From panoramic views to authentic fado shows, these are our favorite free things to do in Lisbon! Portugal is quickly becoming one of Europe’s most popular travel destinations. As tourists flock to its cities and beaches, demand is on the […]

The Best Museums in Lisbon to Visit

Part of the exhibition at Museu do Aljube that honours the democratic revolution of 25 April 1974

Museums don’t have to be boring and visiting them doesn’t have to feel like a chore, if you know where to look. Museums are typically any city’s top tourist attractions, most of the times because travelers are told they are must-visit but without truly revealing why. The best museums in Lisbon, according to us here […]

3 Brazilian Restaurants in Lisbon You Can’t Miss

typical Brazilian dish in Bahia called acarajé

Portugal and Brazil don’t just share a language and a history. The mix of flavors and influences created one of the most diverse cuisines in the world. To say that Brazilian cuisine is complex is an understatement. That mix of flavors and cultural influences is what makes it so hard to define it, but we […]

What Time Do People Eat in Portugal?

Wondering what time do people eat in Portugal? If it's late afternoon, it's time for lanche, the Portuguese meal between lunch and dinner.

Wondering what time do people eat in Portugal? While there’s no one watching the clock, it’s always good to know the best time to walk into your local restaurant or café. So what time do people eat in Portugal? There might be strict meal schedules during the week, but when the weekend comes, it’s a […]

6 Boutique Hotels in Lisbon Where You’ll Feel Right at Home

Memmo Alfama is one of the best boutique hotels in Lisbon, with a stunning rooftop terrace (pictured).

Looking for a place to stay in the Portuguese capital? Book one of the best boutique hotels in Lisbon, with unique accommodation and experiences to make your trip truly unforgettable. Picking a place to stay is one of the first steps to planning any trip—and perhaps the most important. Quality accommodation can make or break […]

5 Places to Eat Churros in Lisbon All Year Long

You definitely need to enjoy churros in Lisbon at Guilty by Olivier!

You’re never too old to eat churros in Lisbon. This delicious pastry is usually a summertime treat, but if you’re craving them now, we’ve got you covered! Spanish or Portuguese—the jury is still out on who invented churros. One thing is certain: we both love eating them! In Spain, it’s perfectly acceptable to eat churros […]

A Love Letter to “The Triangle”

Inside Companhia Portugueza do Chá, one of the shops where to buy Lisbon souvenirs

This post is part of our Love Letter series: first-person accounts of what we love about Lisbon.   My relationship with Lisbon over the last 20+ years hasn’t always been undisturbed. I suppose that’s what happens with most long-term relationships. But if there is one thing Lisbon does well, and has done so since the […]

8 Places Where You Can Listen to Free Fado in Lisbon

Tasca do Chico is one of the best places to listen to free fado in Lisbon.

So you want to listen to fado, but all you see are overpriced shows in touristy restaurants? Don’t worry, free fado in Lisbon exists, and you don’t have to look hard to find it! You’ve seen the sights, tried the best pastéis de nata, and even dipped your toe into Portuguese wine, but you’re still […]

A Beginner’s Guide to Portuguese Wine

If you want to experience the best Portuguese wine, you must visit the Douro Valley, one of the oldest wine regions in the world!

When you think of wine Portugal doesn’t always spring to mind but trust us, this country is a wine lover’s paradise. For a long time, Portugal flew under the radar of tourists, and so did its wine. By now, you’ve probably heard of Port wine, but what about Madeira wine or Moscatel? Are you confused? […]

Grocery Stores in Lisbon: Know Where to Go and What to Buy

Façade of Manteigaria Silva, one of the must-visit grocery stores in Lisbon

If there is one calling card Lisbon is famous for, and effortlessly, is food. Our guide for foodies shows you which grocery stores in Lisbon to go to and why! Walk down any cobblestoned street in the historic center of Lisbon and count how many roasted chestnut vendors (in the winters), salted codfish stands, canned […]