Where to Drink & Buy Natural Wine in Lisbon

Bottles of wine on a rack

Natural wine in Lisbon is on the rise as local winemakers are returning to their craft’s ancient roots and catering to a new generation of eco-conscious drinkers. More than a trend, natural wine is a return to the past. Per definition, wine is nothing more than “fermented grape juice,” and that’s pretty much what it […]

8 Fun Things to Do in Lisbon with Kids

Visiting the Oceanário is one of our favorite things to do in Lisbon with kids.

Traveling with kids to Lisbon? We rounded up all the fun kid-friendly things to do in the city to turn your trip into an unforgettable adventure. Family travels are as fun to plan as they are challenging. Ideally, you’ll want to keep every member entertained while learning something new about the destination. But that’s easier […]

How to Read a Portuguese Wine Label in 6 Easy Steps

Port wine and chocolate

Got your eye on the wine shelf, but not sure what to grab? This guide will teach you how to read a Portuguese wine label so you can get home faster and pour yourself a glass. For some people, Portuguese wine is still unknown territory. There are around 14 wine regions in Portugal and more […]

What to do in Lisbon in January 2020

Enjoying the New Years Eve fireworks at Praça do Comércio is a must-have experience in Lisbon in December!

After running around shopping for gifts and the best bacalhau for Christmas Eve’s dinner, Lisboetas slowly return to their daily routines in January. November and December are busy months leading to the holiday season, but Lisbon in January is the quietest. What may seem like a lack of things to do in the Portuguese city […]

5 Perfect Ways to Make the Most of Lisbon in the Rain

Red tram on rails in Lisbon

When exploring a new city, there is no such thing as bad or good weather.  The Portuguese capital’s beauty stands out as much on gray days as it does in countless weeks of sunshine. There’s no need to run for the shelter of your hotel room once you start to feel a few drops—in fact, […]

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 […]