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Things to do in Lisbon: 12 works of art you absolutely must see
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Things to do in Lisbon: 12 works of art you absolutely must see

Are you familiar with the properties of mummy dust? Are you ready to take a call with a lobster? If you don’t know what you’re missing in Lisbon’s museums, which are full of unmissable experiences, we break it down for you. Museum collections are full of treasures, and there’s something for everyone. We offer you a guide so you don’t get lost in museum halls, and tell you which artworks you should get to know.

The best places to listen to fado in Lisbon
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The best places to listen to fado in Lisbon

Some are more touristic, others more typical. From sessions with renowned fado singers to some good old fashioned fado vadio (fado sung by amateurs). Being such an important heritage, you can't miss these places. This is the itinerary you’ll want to follow.

Best places to listen to jazz in Lisbon
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Best places to listen to jazz in Lisbon

Think of it as a jukebox of sorts but, instead of coming to a bar and inserting a coin to listen to the record you want, put the coin on the bar counter, order a drink and hope that the music is good. If you picked the right place and you know what you want to hear, even if the musical selection isn’t exactly what you expected, it will still be close enough. Jazz bars work that way: you want
to hear Chet Baker and you get Miles Davis, you hope for Duke Ellington and you get Coltrane. Not bad. That’s the expectation in these places, the finest jazz clubs in Lisbon.

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 museums.

Lose yourself in the Museum Quarter
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Lose yourself in the Museum Quarter

Born in early 2015 as a pioneering project in Cascais, the culture was its main focus. It’s a cluster of 16 museums and two urban parks, most of them within walking distance, that you can explore during your stay in Cascais. Here you can appreciate artworks of the arising artist from Portugal and uncover the history of the city. The aim is not only to nourish the love for the arts but also for the pleasure of life. Time Out shows you the way.

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The four weirdest museums in Lisbon
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The four weirdest museums in Lisbon

This selection would take place in a supposed Wing of the Unusual in a hypothetical Museum of Museums. If you think you know all the city’s must-see attractions, explore these four unusual museums in Lisbon.

52 of the best attractions in Lisbon
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52 of the best attractions in Lisbon

As one of the greatest cities in the world, frankly it's a wonder that we managed to narrow down all the best things to do to a list of just 52. Think of our selection as a taster – something to satisfy your initial cravings and leave you wanting more. Take Belém Tower, for instance, this waterfront landmark makes for a great introduction to Lisbon's numerous nearby UNESCO World Heritage sites. Or climb up to Miradouro da Graça to take in one of the city's many magnificent views. And don't forget to visit the Time Out Market, of course, for a literal taster of the delicious culinary offerings.  Recommended: Need a place to stay but can’t decide? Find your perfect getaway spot with our guide to Lisbon’s best neighbourhoods.

Best Art Galleries in Lisbon
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Best Art Galleries in Lisbon

Are you into photography or would you rather stare at some amazing illustrations? Perhaps you are crazy about paintings. We've already covered the artworks you can't miss and now bring you the best art galleries in Lisbon with something for all of us. Recommended: The best Lisbon museums

Lisbon street art: what you can't miss
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Lisbon street art: what you can't miss

As far as urban art goes, Lisbon is growing. Nowadays, a visit to the city is incomplete without a street art tour, and the art itself tells you a lot about the history of this city.  Whether it is done with graffiti spray paint or reutilized garbage, abandoned buildings and walls are being transformed into truly artistic statements: here’s why. This is the best of the Lisbon street art scene.