Explore the best beaches around Lisbon to catch some awesome waves, including schools where you can learn to surf and kitesurf, or get to the next level. You’ll find spectacular stretches of Atlantic coast not far from the capital.
Jazz in August at the Gulbenkian is Lisbon’s biggest music festival devoted to the jazz genre. This year the festival brings the best and freshest music to the Portuguese capital.
Opened by celebrated Portuguese chef José Avillez, Encanto is based on the beauty and flavours of vegetables. The vegetarian tasting menu includes 12 moments, offering a unique dining experience.
The Michelin awards ceremony for Portugal has revealed five new additions with single stars, dotted across the country. All the awarded restaurants from the previous edition have retained their stars.
There are several restaurants in central Lisbon where you can share bite sized dishes. Here’s a guide to eating “petiscos”, little plates like Portuguese tapas to share with friends and family.
After a long wait, Lisbon’s nightclubs have reopened, and clubbers are finally back on the dance floor. There are several hot spots in town for clubbing and local concerts. Here’s where to go now.
Lisbon offers a wide range of special events throughout the year, from music festivals and open air jazz concerts during the summer to spring culinary events, independent film festivals and marathons during autumn, and Christmas and New Year’s Eve concerts.
Lisbon is a great place to go shopping and discover big brands, historic stores and flea markets. Find fashion, antiques, or a bargain with our guide to the best shopping centres and neighbourhoods in the Portuguese capital.
Several of Lisbon’s best hotels enthusiastically welcome gay travellers. Here is a handy guide to gay-friendly hotels, centrally located in Bairro Alto, Chiado and Baixa.
The Algarve is a great destination, with stunning beaches, impressive rock formations, fresh seafood, and great golf courses. Book a no-fuss all-inclusive holiday in the sunny Algarve this summer for the whole family.
Both in Lisbon, 100 Maneiras and Eneko Lisboa are the two new additions in the Michelin guide 2021, joining the remaining Portuguese restaurants that have kept their stars. Check out the full list of awarded restaurants in Portugal.
Lisboa na Rua is an end of summer festival to check out. With plenty of options to choose from, the streets of Lisbon will be full of great summer fun.
A year after the Covid-19 pandemic hit, find out about the current situation in Portugal, the lockdown and reopening plan, what rules and restrictions are being put in place, and the effects in Lisbon and Portugal.
Featuring about 600 types of plants, flowers and trees from several continents, the Tropical Botanical Garden is situated in the Belém area. It is a great place to relax, get away from the crowds, and cool down during Lisbon’s hot summer months.