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 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. […]

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 […]

Our 8 Favorite Italian Restaurants in Lisbon

best Italian restaurant Lisbon pizza ingredients

Italian food is always a good idea—even in Lisbon. Which is the best Italian restaurant in Lisbon? The good news is that there are many. And while Portuguese food is amazing, no one can be blamed for craving some authentic pizza, pasta or risotto (and more). Ask a local the name of the best Italian […]

5 Best Lisbon Beach Bars to Pass the Day Away

Lisbon beach bars Guincho

When Lisbon’s hot summer days kick in, locals beeline to the beaches and beach bars. Who doesn’t love cool drinks, mouthwatering snacks, and great views of the surf (and surfers)? Coastal living is an integral part of life in Portugal, and downtown Lisbon is between 15 minutes to an hour from spectacular beaches. Sound good? […]

6 Lisbon Parks & Green Spaces You Have to See

View of Lisbon from Parque Keil do Amaral in Monsanto Florestal Park

They say Portugal is sunny 300 days a year and, in Lisbon, locals flock to parks and gardens any chance they get. Anything can happen at Lisbon parks and gardens. From concerts, art performances and impromptu gatherings of old men playing cards, to seasonal street markets, weddings and kids’ birthday parties. They’re a venue, a […]

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 | PARIS 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 […]

Our Top 5 Day Trips from Lisbon: The Places You Need to See

  Discover picture-perfect palaces, fabled fishing villages and beautiful beaches within easy reach of Europe’s coolest capital. There’s no doubt that Portugal’s biggest city is chock full of cultural treasures. But let’s face it: the labyrinthine streets of the sunshine capital are teeming with more tourists than ever before. There’s never been a better time […]