Reserve an evening to sample the Portuguese fado and traditional cuisine. From amateur fado to well-known fado singers, Alfama is the best area to soak up Lisbon’s aesthetic melancholy.
Lisbon is a gorgeous city with a glittering waterside location that is worth seeing from Vasco da Gama Tower, Lisbon’s tallest building.
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.
If you’re looking for a quiet place to recharge batteries while visiting Lisbon, see our recommendations for peaceful but centrally located hotels around the busy Marquês de Pombal roundabout, just outside the old town.
Michelin announced its 2023 stars for Portugal – this year there are five more awarded restaurants, which is quite an accomplishment, but unfortunately still no three-star restaurants.
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.
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.