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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

5 Things You Need to Do When Visiting Lisbon in September 2019

Enjoy a fabulous seafood meal out on a sunny terrace in Lisbon in September.

Lisbon in September is that time of year when school’s in but summer is not quite out yet. Summer in Lisbon lingers well into September, with days that are still long enough for al fresco drinks and weekend trips to the beach.  It won’t start feeling like fall for another month or so, and throughout […]

4 Essential Restaurants in Sintra You Can’t Skip

Tascantiga is one of the best restaurants in Sintra for fabulous petiscos.

Walking the green hills of Sintra always works up an appetite and fortunately, you don’t have to walk far from the city center to find the perfect restaurant. To truly enjoy a Sintra day trip you need to leave Lisbon early in the morning and return when the sun is about to set. Sightsee in […]