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Lisbon Unveiled: Free Guide to Fado, Festivals, and Fare

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Welcome to Lisbon, the sun-kissed city where the pastel buildings gleam as brightly as the smiles of its inhabitants and the ocean breeze whispers tales of ancient adventurers.

Here at Wingman, we don’t just show you Lisbon; we introduce you to its soul. Our audio tours are your personal pass to discover a city that dances to the rhythm of fado at night and buzzes with the energy of café conversations by day.

Ready to see Lisbon through a local lens? Let Wingman be your guide to the ultimate Lisbon adventure!

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Hub of art, history, and tulips

Step into History at the World’s Oldest Bookstore!

Did you know? Lisbon is home to the world’s oldest bookstore! Bertrand Bookstore has been selling books since 1732 and is officially recognized by the Guinness World Records as the oldest operating bookstore in the world.

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Get ready to weave through Lisbon’s enchanting streets with tales of yore, taste explosions, and picture-perfect spots that are just begging for a selfie.

From stepping back in time to a feast for your senses and a visual treat, Wingman is your all-access pass to the best this vibrant city has to offer.

Lisbon Time Travel

Dive into Lisbon’s rich past with our “Lisbon’s Elixir of Time” tour. Experience the city’s historical earthquakes and take in stunning views from a secret lookout.

Explore the Fado Museum to unlock the mysteries of Portugal’s soul-stirring music, then savour traditional flavours at Federico Restaurant, topped off with live fado at Tasca do Chico.

Taste of Lisbon – Gastronomic Tour

Embark on a culinary journey through Lisbon with our “Taste of Lisbon” tour.

Start with a feast of flavors at Time Out Market Lisboa, followed by authentic Portuguese dishes at Bairrices Restaurant.

Don’t miss the legendary pastel de Belém at Manteigaria, and end your tour with stunning riverside views at Quiosque Ribeira das Naus.

Lisbongram – Visual Gem Tour

Prepare your camera for the “Lisbongram” tour, where every step is a photo opportunity.

Start with panoramic city views from São Pedro de Alcântara, explore the verdant secrets of Green Street, and capture the vibrant hues of Pink Street.

Conclude your visual adventure amidst the artistic alleys of LXFactory, perfect for that next viral photo.

tourist traps to avoid

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We know your vacation time is precious, and nothing grinds gears like falling into a tourist trap. So, buckle up as Wingman navigates you away from the “tourist tax” and guides you through a trap-free travel experience with the following slide show…

Fado Faux Pas

Don’t get caught in the tourist trap of overpriced Fado shows! For the real deal, skip the main drag and join locals at a tucked-away tavern in Alfama or Mouraria. We know the spots where the soul of Fado thrives—no overcharges, just pure, heart-wrenching melodies.

Tram Troubles

Sure, Tram 28 is iconic, but it’s often crammed like a canned sardine party. Want a better view without the squeeze? Try our walking tour that follows the tram route with more stops, more stories, and zero elbow wars.

Tower of Belem Bummer

Avoid the snaking lines at Belem Tower. Instead, Wingman guides you to equally breathtaking but less crowded historical sites like the Carmo Convent ruins, where the charm of Lisbon’s history lingers without the crowds.

Pastel de Nata Tourist Tax

Every bakery claims their Pastéis de Nata are the best, and suddenly, they’re charging you a small fortune. Wingman whispers: head to a local favorite, like the lesser-known but equally delicious confectionery in Campo de Ourique, where authenticity meets affordability.

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Museu do Aljube – Resistance and Freedom

Dive into the shadows of history at the Museu do Aljube, a lesser-known gem dedicated to the struggle for freedom against Portugal’s 20th-century dictatorship. Not on the usual tourist itinerary, this museum offers a profound glimpse into the resilience of the human spirit.

Fun fact: This museum was once a prison where political dissidents were held during the Salazar regime, making its exhibits particularly poignant.

Coordinates: 38.7105° N, 9.1355° W

Palácio dos Marqueses de Fronteira

Step into the pages of a fairy tale at the Palácio dos Marqueses de Fronteira, known for its stunning azulejos (traditional Portuguese tiles) and beautifully manicured gardens. It’s a slice of aristocratic life, far from the crowded pathways of more famous palaces.

Fun fact: The palace’s battle room features 17th-century tile panels depicting various Portuguese battles, each tile a snapshot of history.

Coordinates: 38.7466° N, 9.1779° W


Park Bar – Lisbon

Why settle for ordinary when you can sip cocktails at Park Bar, a secret rooftop garden atop a parking garage?

It offers one of the best panoramic views of Lisbon’s skyline—perfect for a sunset toast away from the throngs of tourists.

Fun fact: Located on the rooftop of a nondescript car park, this bar was once a secret among locals and remains one of Lisbon’s best spots to catch a sunset.

Coordinates: 38.7157° N, 9.1449° W


LxFactory – Lisbon

Tucked under the bridge in Alcântara, LxFactory is a vibrant creative hub housed in a former industrial complex. Here, you can explore everything from funky art installations to unique boutiques, and taste some of the most innovative dishes in Lisbon.

Fun fact: The LxFactory is not only a hub for artists and creative types but also hosts one of the few remaining printing presses in Lisbon, where you can still see traditional techniques in action.

Coordinates: 38.7034° N, 9.1788° W


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culinary delights of lisbon

Get ready to taste Lisbon like a local with Wingman’s guide to the city’s culinary treasures.

From the freshest seafood to the most authentic bifanas and exquisite regional wines, we’re here to ensure your palate explores just as much as your feet.

Seafood Sensation at Ramiro

Dive into a Sea of Flavor!

What’s a trip to Lisbon without diving fork-first into a plate of the freshest seafood? Ramiro is an institution, revered by locals for its heavenly mariscos.

Fun Fact: Ramiro often sees celebrities tucked in its booths, but the real stars are the dishes, like the garlic-laden clams and sumptuous giant tiger prawns.

Insider Tip: Skip the usual dinner rush. Visit during late afternoon for quicker service and a more relaxed experience that lets you truly relish every bite.

Coordinates: 38.7206° N, 9.1354° W

Bifana Bonanza at O Trevo

Bite into Lisbon’s Best Bifana!

Nestled in the heart of the city, O Trevo serves up a bifana so good it could solve any life’s dilemmas—one bite at a time.

Fun Fact: This no-frills joint is a favorite of the famous chef Anthony Bourdain, who declared their bifanas a must-eat!

Insider Tip: These savory pork sandwiches are best enjoyed with a cold draft beer, making O Trevo a perfect pit stop after a long day of exploring.

Coordinates: 38.7088° N, 9.1423° W


Wine Whisperer at Garrafeira Nacional

Sip Through Lisbon’s Wine Legacy!

For wine enthusiasts, a pilgrimage to Garrafeira Nacional is non-negotiable. Stocked with regional wines from floor to ceiling, this shop is a treasure trove of Portuguese vino.

Fun Fact: Garrafeira Nacional holds some of the rarest bottles in Portugal, including vintages that date back to the 19th century.

Insider Tip: Ask for a tasting session to truly appreciate the variety on offer—sometimes the best way to choose a wine is by letting it choose you.

Coordinates: 38.7132° N, 9.1360° W


cultural insights of lisbon

Discover Lisbon’s Cultural Blend!

Dive into the exciting mix of age-old traditions and contemporary vibes as we explore the rich cultural fabric of this dynamic city.

National Tile Museum (Museu Nacional do Azulejo)


Step into a world of intricate beauty at the National Tile Museum, where each azulejo tells a story of centuries past.

Insider tip: Don’t miss the panoramic azulejo mural in the main hall, which depicts Lisbon before the devastating 1755 earthquake.

Coordinates: 38.7167° N, 9.1167° W

Fado Nights in Alfama

Immerse yourself in the haunting melodies of Fado in Alfama, where the music flows as freely as the wine in Lisbon’s oldest quarter.

Pro Tip: For an authentic Fado experience, avoid the tourist-heavy spots and seek out Fado Vadio nights, where amateurs perform. These events are more likely to offer an intimate glimpse into the soulful sound of Portugal.

Coordinates: 38.7128° N, 9.1295° W


Modern Fusion at LX Factory

Dive into Lisbon’s creative heartbeat at LX Factory, a buzzing hub where contemporary culture and artistic innovation meet.

Insider tip: While exploring LX Factory, check out the smaller galleries and pop-up shops for unique art and handcrafted goods that showcase the innovative spirit of Lisbon’s new generation of artists and entrepreneurs.

Coordinates: 38.7034° N, 9.1788° W

National Palace of Pena

user testimonials

These aren’t just reviews; they’re passports to your next great adventure.

The Fado Museum visit deepened my appreciation for Portuguese culture, and the evening ended perfectly with delicious traditional dishes and live fado music at Tasca do Chico. It was like traveling through time with each step.

Tim from Germany

The Taste of Lisbon tour was a culinary delight from start to finish! Starting at Time Out Market Lisboa, the variety of gourmet options was overwhelming in the best way. Highly recommend for food lovers!

Sophie from Luxembourg

The ‘Lisbongram’ tour was a photographer’s dream come true! Starting from the stunning views at São Pedro de Alcântara, every location was more picturesque than the last. 

Karina from Spain

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