Lisbon has just been voted “Best Destination 2010 – European Consumers Choice”, based on the voting results from a list of ten cities proposed by the European Consumers Choice, an independent association headquartered in Brussels.
The criteria considered for this vote – which took place from December 2009 to January 2010 and included, for the first time, cities – took into account Lisbon’s quality of life and infrastructures, as well as its cultural and tourism offerings.
For the European Consumers Choice, the vote reflects “a city that was able to preserve all of its soul and offer a point of entry for Tourism without forgetting its social and cultural riches”.
The Christmas lights are now on, and the Christmas shopping has begun. Much like everywhere else, there’s plenty of Christmas spirit in Lisbon, and if you’ll be in town this month and until New Year’s Day, you’ll find special events around the city: CHRISTMAS CONCERTS From December 7th to the 21st, there will be free […] » Read More
A CULTURA DO HAMBURGUER Rua das Salgadeiras, 38 Tel: 213 430 272 Formerly a tea house, this attractive space in Bairro Alto is now all about hamburgers. They all come with fries, and there are also the traditional Portuguese “pregos” (steak sandwiches). APICIUS Rua da Cruz dos Poiais, 89 Tel: 213 900 652 You’ll find […] » Read More
“I LOST MY HEART IN LISBON” MULTIMEDIA SHOW September 1st-8th Every day, until the 8th, at 10PM, 11PM and midnight, you may catch a free 15-minute multimedia show projected onto the arcades of Comércio Square. It will show images of contemporary Lisbon, with lots of street art and 3D effects. LISB/ON FESTIVAL September 6 and […] » Read More
Although this summer has been a little cooler and less sunny than usual, remember that you may find summer weather in Lisbon until early October. In between sightseeing, you’ll want to take a few breaks to cool off, and these are five things you could do in different parts of town: SIP A COCKTAIL AT […] » Read More
When it comes to eating and drinking, the big news this summer in Lisbon is the new food court in the old Ribeira Market. But there are other new spots in town where you can be among the first ones to try and tell others about. Here are five of the best: THE INSÓLITO Address: […] » Read More
If you’re in Lisbon between June 12 and July 13, and want to join the rest of the world in watching the World Cup, there are a few spots in town where you may do that in the company of locals and other tourists — while having a couple of drinks. We’ve chosen ten of […] » Read More
One of Lisbon’s most popular activities is bar-hopping through Bairro Alto or standing outside the bars of Cais do Sodré. As one of the top wine-producing countries in the world, Portugal also attracts tourists looking to discover its wines, so when in Lisbon, where to go for the local (and some international) drinks? Here are […] » Read More
Lisbon is known for its excellent-value restaurants, with decent portions at prices no longer found in other Western European capitals. But it’s not the bargain it used to be, and most places are now reaching the European average. So where can you still find those places where you can eat for less than 20 euros, […] » Read More
At the top of monuments or at the top of hills, Lisbon is known as a photogenic city forcing you to stop to take photos or to simply admire the views. The city’s legendary seven hills are all topped by gardens or terraces meant for exactly that, and although there are many viewpoints that you’ll […] » Read More
Enjoy street food and outdoor dining, or simply want quick inexpensive meals in Lisbon? Go here: MARTIM MONIZ SQUARE MARTIM MONIZ Martim Moniz Square is the heart of the city’s most multi-ethnic neighborhood, home to immigrants from China, Bangladesh, Goa, and Mozambique. The square is overlooked by the castle, and offers a number of food […] » Read More