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 […]

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 […]

10 Ways To Know You’re Completely Obsessed with Lisbon

It started as a short trip and turned into love. Here are 10 ways to know you’re completely obsessed with Lisbon. Eventually, short trips turned longer. The local custard tarts are now your favorite go-to snack. You fell in love with the ever-present sun, friendly locals, and soul-soothing food at first meeting. Now you’re completely consumed […]

Explore The Best Of Lisbon in 3 Days

Lisbon in 3 days Alfama

Get ready for unforgettable experiences when sightseeing through Lisbon in 3 days. This is an excellent opportunity to enjoy the Portuguese capital. Jaw-dropping landmarks, bright trams, and centennial cafés are only the beginning. Make sure to bring comfortable footwear; there will be a lot of walking (and hills) too. Check out these recommendations for sightseeing through […]

How to Be a Good Tourist: Lisbon Edition

The best rooftop bars in Lisbon offer gorgeous views of the city's skyline and São Jorge Castle, pictured here.

Don’t miss the rest of our responsible tourism guides: MADRID | BARCELONA | SAN SEBASTIAN | SEVILLE | ROME There’s a Portuguese saying that roughly translates to “good behavior starts at home.” Being a “good” tourist is not as hard as it sounds: don’t do things in your destination that you wouldn’t do in your own […]

Alfama Neighborhood Guide: Tips on Where to Stay, Eat, and Go!

Colorful houses at the lower side of the Alfama neighborhood, near Campo das Cebolas in Lisbon

No visit to Lisbon is complete without spending a day or a few hours in Alfama. Alfama is the oldest neighborhood in Lisbon, the only that survived the great earthquake of 1755 almost intact. While residents navigate those streets effortlessly, visitors have fun getting lost and exploring each nook. To help you plan your itinerary, […]

Top 10 Things to Do in Lisbon at Night

things to do in Lisbon at night view

When it comes to nightlife, Lisbon delivers. There are many great things to do in Lisbon at night, whether you love dancing or prefer laid-back socializing with a few close friends. Multicultural, artistic, and progressive, it’s possible for anyone to find fun things to do. Here are our favorite nighttime haunts and activities. 1. Visit […]