Top 7 Best Restaurants for Lunch in Lisbon

Steak and wine at Sala de Corte in Lisbon

From juicy steaks and grilled fish at Portuguese family tascas to affordable dining at a Michelin-star restaurant, here are the best spots for lunch in Lisbon. A typical Portuguese lunch begins at noon and stretches for as long as your schedule allows. During the week, restaurants put up signs announcing cheap lunch deals, and locals […]

Top 5 Places to Take a Cooking Class in Lisbon

Compadre cooking class in Lisbon

Want to go behind the scenes of Portuguese cuisine? Sign up for a cooking class in Lisbon to learn all the local culinary secrets! If you love Portuguese food as much as we do, you know it only takes one meal to get obsessed. But what if you’re only in Lisbon for a few days? […]

Where to Drink & Buy Natural Wine in Lisbon

Bottles of wine on a rack

Natural wine in Lisbon is on the rise as local winemakers are returning to their craft’s ancient roots and catering to a new generation of eco-conscious drinkers. More than a trend, natural wine is a return to the past. Per definition, wine is nothing more than “fermented grape juice,” and that’s pretty much what it […]

8 Fun Things to Do in Lisbon with Kids

Oceanarium aquarium exterior, Lisbon

Traveling with kids to Lisbon? We rounded up all the fun kid-friendly things to do in the city to turn your trip into an unforgettable adventure. Family travels are as fun to plan as they are challenging. Ideally, you’ll want to keep every member entertained while learning something new about the destination. But that’s easier […]

How to Read a Portuguese Wine Label in 6 Easy Steps

Port wine and chocolate

Got your eye on the wine shelf, but not sure what to grab? This guide will teach you how to read a Portuguese wine label so you can get home faster and pour yourself a glass. For some people, Portuguese wine is still unknown territory. There are around 14 wine regions in Portugal and more […]

What to do in Lisbon in January 2020

Enjoying the New Years Eve fireworks at Praça do Comércio is a must-have experience in Lisbon in December!

After running around shopping for gifts and the best bacalhau for Christmas Eve’s dinner, Lisboetas slowly return to their daily routines in January. November and December are busy months leading to the holiday season, but Lisbon in January is the quietest. What may seem like a lack of things to do in the Portuguese city […]

Where to Eat for New Year’s in Lisbon

Restaurant at the PortoBay Liberdade hotel in Lisbon

A new year is dawning. Here’s where to eat, drink and celebrate if you’re spending New Year’s in Lisbon! The Portuguese capital may be known for sunny summer weather, but it’s also a great spot to spend the winter holidays—especially New Year’s. On December 31, bars and restaurants across the city will pull out all […]

5 Perfect Ways to Make the Most of Lisbon in the Rain

Red tram on rails in Lisbon

When exploring a new city, there is no such thing as bad or good weather.  The Portuguese capital’s beauty stands out as much on gray days as it does in countless weeks of sunshine. There’s no need to run for the shelter of your hotel room once you start to feel a few drops—in fact, […]

Where to Eat on Christmas Eve & Christmas Day in Lisbon

Maxime is one of the best restaurants open for Christmas in Lisbon

Whether you’re celebrating with family or friends—or with or without bacalhau—head to one of these restaurants open for Christmas in Lisbon for an unforgettable holiday meal. In Portugal, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day meals are still a family affair. But today, there’s not as much need to spend hours selecting the perfect piece of salted […]

What to Do in Lisbon in December 2019

Christmas lights in Lisbon in December

This blog post was originally posted on December 4, 2018 and was updated on November 6, 2019.  Lisbon in December is a city of contrasts, from the busy last-minute Christmas shopping to almost-empty streets in the days that follow the holidays. With national holidays on the 1st and the 8th, and kids off school during the […]

A Guide to Portuguese Christmas Food & Traditions

Sonhos, or "dreams" are small fried donuts and a popular Portuguese Christmas food.

Portugal might not be the most Christmassy country, but what it lacks in wintery weather, it makes up for in colorful street decorations and delicious Christmas food. You know Christmas is around the corner when the local cafés change their sweets display. Suddenly, the whole counter is full of Christmas cakes and fried-dough pastries of […]

Get in the Holiday Spirit at the 5 Best Christmas Markets in Lisbon

The best Christmas markets in Lisbon bring all the classic holiday cheer despite the warmer-than-usual weather.

Want to avoid the cold, gray winters of other holiday destinations? Portugal presents the perfect alternative, with warmer weather and all kinds of festive attractions. Here’s where to find the best Christmas markets in Lisbon! Lisbon is known for its colorful buildings, sunny skies and proximity to the sea, painting a picture of the ideal […]

Everything You Need to Know for a Perfect Day Trip to Setúbal

A day trip to Setúbal is the perfect chance to explore the city's myriad beautiful plazas.

A day trip to Setúbal will give you a taste of the southern Portugal vibe just an hour outside of Lisbon.  Some people may know Setúbal as the birthplace of 18th-century poet Bocage and world-famous soccer coach José Mourinho (the self-proclaimed “special one” who coached major league teams like Porto Futebol Clube, Real Madrid, and […]

What to do in Lisbon in November

Street vendor roasting chestnuts in Lisbon in November

This blog post was originally posted on November 13, 2018 and was updated on October 2, 2019.  Days may be shorter, but the light of Lisbon in November is the brightest and most beautiful of the whole year. Everyone falls in love with the light of Lisbon. We at Devour Lisbon agree that it is unique. […]

5 Things You Can’t Miss in Lisbon in October 2019

Cascais is the starting point of the Lisbon Marathon, one of our top picks for what to do in Lisbon in October!

Fall is in full swing—but it doesn’t feel like it quite yet in Lisbon.  Although September 22 marks the official end of summer, it’s not unusual for warm temperatures to continue well into the tenth month of the year. As a result of the lingering pleasant weather, our roundup of what to do in Lisbon […]

5 Walking Routes in Lisbon You Should Explore

The Alcântara Docks and Ponte 25 de Abril as seen from one of our favorite routes for walking in Lisbon.

The Portuguese capital is called the “city of the seven hills,” but no worries—walking in Lisbon can still be one of the most enjoyable ways to see the city. There are dozens of ways to explore Lisbon on foot, which usually include shortcuts through train stations, stores with escalators, and strategically located funiculars and elevators. […]

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