Where to Eat on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day in Lisbon

Maxime is one of the best restaurants open for Christmas in Lisbon

Whether you’re celebrating with family or friends—or with or without bacalhau—head to one of these restaurants open for Christmas in Lisbon for an unforgettable holiday meal. In Portugal, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meals are still a family affair. But today, there’s not as much need to spend hours selecting the perfect piece of salted […]

What to Do in Lisbon in December 2019

Christmas lights in Lisbon in December

This blog post was originally posted on December 4, 2018 and was updated on November 6, 2019.  Lisbon in December is a city of contrasts, from the busy last-minute Christmas shopping to almost-empty streets in the days that follow the holidays. With national holidays on the 1st and the 8th, and kids off school during the […]

A Guide to Portuguese Christmas Food & Traditions

Sonhos, or "dreams" are small fried donuts and a popular Portuguese Christmas food.

Portugal might not be the most Christmassy country, but what it lacks in wintery weather, it makes up for in colorful street decorations and delicious Christmas food. You know Christmas is around the corner when the local cafés change their sweets display. Suddenly, the whole counter is full of Christmas cakes and fried-dough pastries of […]

Get in the Holiday Spirit at the 5 Best Christmas Markets in Lisbon

The best Christmas markets in Lisbon bring all the classic holiday cheer despite the warmer-than-usual weather.

Want to avoid the cold, gray winters of other holiday destinations? Portugal presents the perfect alternative, with warmer weather and all kinds of festive attractions. Here’s where to find the best Christmas markets in Lisbon! Lisbon is known for its colorful buildings, sunny skies and proximity to the sea, painting a picture of the ideal […]

Everything You Need to Know for a Perfect Day Trip to Setúbal

A day trip to Setúbal is the perfect chance to explore the city's myriad beautiful plazas.

A day trip to Setúbal will give you a taste of the southern Portugal vibe just an hour outside of Lisbon.  Some people may know Setúbal as the birthplace of 18th-century poet Bocage and world-famous soccer coach José Mourinho (the self-proclaimed “special one” who coached major league teams like Porto Futebol Clube, Real Madrid, and […]

What to do in Lisbon in November

Street vendor roasting chestnuts in Lisbon in November

This blog post was originally posted on November 13, 2018 and was updated on October 2, 2019.  Days may be shorter, but the light of Lisbon in November is the brightest and most beautiful of the whole year. Everyone falls in love with the light of Lisbon. We at Devour Lisbon agree that it is unique. […]

5 Things You Can’t Miss in Lisbon in October 2019

Cascais is the starting point of the Lisbon Marathon, one of our top picks for what to do in Lisbon in October!

Fall is in full swing—but it doesn’t feel like it quite yet in Lisbon.  Although September 22 marks the official end of summer, it’s not unusual for warm temperatures to continue well into the tenth month of the year. As a result of the lingering pleasant weather, our roundup of what to do in Lisbon […]

A Guide to Portuguese Sausages: 7 Varieties You Should Try

Sausages on plates

Whether as an afternoon snack or an accompaniment to a full meal, sausages are an integral part of Portuguese cuisine. It’s hard to find a meat dish in Portugal without at least one kind of enchidos—the traditional Portuguese sausages. You can find them in cozido, the feijoada (bean stew) or even mixed in soups like […]

5 Walking Routes in Lisbon You Should Explore

The Alcântara Docks and Ponte 25 de Abril as seen from one of our favorite routes for walking in Lisbon.

The Portuguese capital is called the “city of the seven hills,” but no worries—walking in Lisbon can still be one of the most enjoyable ways to see the city. There are dozens of ways to explore Lisbon on foot, which usually include shortcuts through train stations, stores with escalators, and strategically located funiculars and elevators. […]