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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Hidden Lisbon: Where to Find Roman Ruins

A guide ducking while showing the underground Roman galleries in Lisbon

Taking a look at Lisbon now, it’s hard to envision the city as part of the Ancient Roman Empire. But there are plenty of traces of Roman influence scattered around the Portuguese capital. Some you’ll find in plain sight, while others you have to go a little deeper literally. There’s one, in particular, that’s so […]

Lisbon Then & Now: Coffee and Café Culture

You can find some of the freshest espresso and best coffee in Lisbon at The Mill.

Most of the times in Lisbon, meeting up for coffee has nothing to do with actually drinking coffee. In fact, many times people will order something else. Figuring out how to order coffee in Portugal and get it right the first time might take some time of adjustment. The Portuguese prefer their caffeine fix in […]

Hidden Lisbon: Mouraria

view of Miradouro Senhora do Monte from Martim Moniz Centro Comercial in Mouraria, Lisbon

Mouraria, the birthplace of fado and the home of the most culturally diverse community in Lisbon is still off most tourists’ maps. They’re missing out! Mouraria is a tough neighborhood to pinpoint on a map but ask the locals who live there, and they have no trouble explaining to you that the oddly shaped neighborhood […]

What to do in Lisbon in January 2019

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 […]

Lisbon Then & Now: Tascas

Tasca do Chico façade, one of the typical tascas in Lisbon Bairro Alto

When in Lisbon, there’s no better place than a tasca to have lunch while feeling the city’s beating pulse. Lisbon has changed and so have tascas since they opened in the late 19th century. But for someone visiting the city for the first time, these family-owned tavern-like eateries look frozen in time. And overwhelming. The […]