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Your guide to the city – local life, family trips and essential visitor info

Fun facts about Lisbon
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Fun facts about Lisbon

If you picked Lisbon for your holidays – hey, great choice! – then read the following curiosities about the city. We bet you’ll leave your friends and the locals impressed if you throw some of these during a random conversation.

The best neighbourhoods in Lisbon
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The best neighbourhoods in Lisbon

If you picked Lisbon for your holidays – hey, great choice! – and still don't know what to visit, you've just arrived at the right place. On the list below we show you the best neighbourhoods in Lisbon and the things to do in each one. Enjoy your stay!  

10 tips for surviving in Lisbon
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10 tips for surviving in Lisbon

Lisbon is like a maze and even though everyone wants to help, many don't know these tips. You'll find the best spots, and save a lot of time and money with these.

10 top tips for your Lisbon visit
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10 top tips for your Lisbon visit

A city steeped in history, Lisbon is a cultural wonder and it's well worth spending a good solid day investigating all of its many facets, but where do you even start and how do you get around the Portuguese capital? Here are some hints and tips on how survive the wonderful city and all it has to offer.

Time Out Market Lisboa
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Time Out Market Lisboa

Mercado da Ribeira has had many guises – its roots can be traced back to the 13th century, and it was once one of the most famous fish markets in Europe. Many of its traders have been selling fruit, vegetables, meat, fish and flowers there for decades – the place is part of the fabric of Lisbon.   When Time Out learned in 2010 that the city council was seeking bids for the chance to manage a large part of the iconic attraction, it couldn’t pass up the opportunity. The Time Out Mercado da Ribeira now brings together some of the city’s most loved names in food and drink.  

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Insiders’ guides to Lisbon

Things to do in Lisbon: five artworks you must see
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Things to do in Lisbon: five artworks you must see

Here's a top 5 pieces you must see – they're all permanent – whether you are visiting or living in Lisbon.

The best hotels in Lisbon
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The best hotels in Lisbon

Planning a stay in the city? Browse Time Out's list of recommended Lisbon hotels and hostels – whether you're looking for a swanky waterside pad or a cheap, cheerful place to rest your head, you'll find something to suit.  

How to spend 48 hours in Lisbon
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How to spend 48 hours in Lisbon

Spending a weekend anywhere in the world is always a challenge, time constraints mean you have to be pretty sharp to be able to squeeze everything in without overdoing it. Here we present a guide to the eats, drinks and tourist hotpots in lovely Lisbon, where it's so easy to lose yourself in its evocative streets.

Gay Lisbon guide
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Gay Lisbon guide

Príncipe Real, Lisbon's gayest neighbourhood has bars for all tastes (and fetishes). From encounters with bears to drag shows, through dark rooms and events where the dress code is no clothes at all to message parties for those who have had enough of Grindr, here is your guide to gay Lisbon. 

The best of Lisbon

The best Lisbon restaurants
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The best Lisbon restaurants

Some of these Lisbon restaurants are new, some have been going for years. What they all have in common is great food, ambience and service.

The best shops in Lisbon
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The best shops in Lisbon

So you've landed in the Portuguese capital, checked in to your accommodation, seen the main sights and now you want to spend some of those hard-earned Euros, but where? Lisbon's shopping is second to none, with everything from quirky little stores selling traditional trinkets right up to more contemporary boutiques and swish stores that stock all the latest fashion, technology and gadgets. 

The best places to see Fado music in Lisbon
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The best places to see Fado music in Lisbon

Fado, meaning 'fate', was born in the 1800s. It's a mournful form of music based around the notion of longing – in fact, they say fado is a window into the soul of the Portuguese. Fado singers perform with such passion that, regardless of whether you understand the language, will have you weeping uncontrollably into your porto.

The best Lisbon museums
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The best Lisbon museums

From Classical art to Modernism, from historic palaces to buildings designed by contemporary architects, here’s a brief guide to the the best Lisbon museuems.

The best Lisbon attractions
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The best Lisbon attractions

With so many top Lisbon attractions to tick off, your city sightseeing checklist could get very long indeed. That’s why we've put together this list of the city’s essential sights – here you’ll find architectural wonders, spectacular palaces and the best lookout points in Lisbon.

Alfresco Lisbon

The best places to eat outdoors in Lisbon
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The best places to eat outdoors in Lisbon

Lisbon is a city engineered for alfresco eating and drinking, and there are an abundance of places to do just that. Here are the Lisbon restaurants worth going out for. 

Lisbon by... you choose
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Lisbon by... you choose

Whether you're visiting for the day, weekend or whole week, discover the best tours in Lisbon by tuk tuk, boat, segway, bicycle or helicopter.

The best places in Lisbon to see street art
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The best places in Lisbon to see street art

At some point in the last years, Lisbon's graffiti artists upped their collective game. Now, pieces that once would've been cited as vandalism and whitewashed are worshiped as modern day masterpieces. Check out the work of some of Lisbon's most famous street artists with this tour. And in case you’re the street art fan type, there’s even this app where you can find more than 160 pieces to see across the city.

The best outdoor activities in Lisbon for kids
Kids

The best outdoor activities in Lisbon for kids

Looking for ways to keep the kids occupied on your next trip to Lisbon? Whether it’s paying a visit to the animals at the zoo or going for a run through one of the city’s parks, here you’ll find our favourite outdoor activities in Lisbon for kids.