Guide to visit Lisbon in October. Typical weather, annual festivals and events, and things to do in October.
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.
If you’re looking for late-summer activities, here is a cultural event not to be missed. Whether you’re into fado, jazz, magic, theatre or dance, Com’Out Lisbon has it all for free until the end of September.
The International Street Magic Festival of Lisbon brings magicians to the city, so if you happen to be visiting these days, look for artists performing their tricks in Lisbon squares and gardens.
Join the free walking tours with open-air fado, held in Lisbon every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday during the summertime. This is a chance to explore the narrow cobbled stone streets of the old neighbourhoods with interludes of traditional Portuguese fado music.
While you can go for dinner and fado in the old neighbourhoods of Lisbon, you can also listen to the traditional music of Portugal in Amália’s former house. The intimate fado show is performed by professional singers and musicians in the garden.
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.
With a network of bicycle lanes, Lisbon has become a much more bike-friendly place. We take a look at the main options for bike riding in Lisbon – bike share schemes, bike tours and rental shops – so that you can decide which one best suits you.
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.
With its Roman ruins, university, and beautiful buildings, Évora in Portugal’s Alentejo region is of the best day trips from Lisbon. Here’s what you need to know to plan a trip to Évora, including how to make reservations for wine and olive oil tastings.
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.