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.
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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.
When packing to visit Lisbon, save some room to bring home “typically Portuguese” souvenirs. Find out where to buy a sardine can, a bottle of wine or olive oil, delicious pastéis de nata, a bag made of cork, or a beautiful azulejo or piece of ceramics.
Dockless scooter company Hive deploys 150 e-bikes in Lisbon. Bike-sharing represents an expansion of the company’s business. Hive bikes are now competing with Uber’s Jump and Gira bikes.
Coming to Portugal from outside the EU? If you have an unlocked phone, you may avoid roaming charges entirely by replacing your SIM card with a prepaid SIM card in Portugal.
Use these travel directions to get from Lisbon to Óbidos, a pretty, small medieval town in Portugal, not far from the capital. Here’s all the information you need to visit it.
How to get around on public transport in Lisbon. A guide to using metro, buses, trams, funiculars, commuter trains, and taxis in Lisbon. Learn also about new forms of mobility now available in the city, such as electric scooters and bike share schemes.
Many Portuguese are now fluent in English, especially the younger generations. But learning some key Portuguese words and phrases such as “Olá“, “Obrigado” and “Onde fica…?” will greatly improve your trip.
Whether you want to book a dinner at a Michelin-starred restaurant before you leave home, or search for a nearby fado house to book a table fast, find out how to make restaurant reservations in Portugal.
Details of how to get around Sintra and Cascais on public transport, including bus routes, hop-on, hop-off bus tours, the vintage tram and bike-hire schemes. There is really no reason to ever drive a rental car into Sintra and Cascais.
Use these travel directions to get from Lisbon to Évora, a town in Portugal’s Alentejo region. Declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Évora has Roman ruins, a university, and beautiful buildings. Don’t leave without a wine and olive oil tasting experience.
Are you packing your suitcase for Portugal? Whether you go to Lisbon, Porto, the Douro valley, or the Algarve, use this helpful checklist to make sure you don’t leave home without those needed items.
Uber has deployed its Jump e-bikes in Lisbon, joining the Gira bike share system and the dockless electric scooter companies. You’ll now be able to find and reserve a red bike using the Uber app.
TAP Air Portugal is increasing the offer of direct flights between the United States and Lisbon as part of its business strategy. Find out what your options are for buying the cheapest nonstop flights between US cities and Lisbon.