The Lonely Planet Guide to Lisbon describes the Portuguese capital as a “city armed with Gothic grit and glamour” and we wholeheartedly agree. If you have learned a bit of Portuguese from traveling with our guides to Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, now is the time to explore Lisbon.
Getting There & 2018 Travel Dates
Upon landing, many Europeans can happily connect their mobile devices, but everyone else can visit Vodafone’s airport kiosk.
They offer 30 GB of data over 15 days for only €15 (SIM card included.) Perfect if you have a dual SIM phone for travel and use our Google Map to gay Lisbon to navigate the city.
Lisbon is the 3rd sunniest city in Europe and welcomes visitors all year round. Here are a few 2018 dates for the LGBT travel calendar.
Eurovision Song Contest May 8-12
Lisbon Bear Pride May 30 – June 4
LGBT Pride March June 15
Arrail Gay late June TBD
Queer Lisboa September 14-22
Hotels & Places to Stay
Some travelers are looking for a stylish suite to make their Instagram followers jealous. Others, want a charmingly simple flat within walking distance of the city’s attractions.
The Late Birds Lisbon tops our list of gay-friendly places to stay. Click below for the full list of places we highly recommend.
Bars & Nightclubs
Strip down to your jockstrap and have a Super Bock (a popular Portuguese beer) or dress up and enjoy champagne with your husband. Lisbon has a wide spectrum of gay nightlife. Click below for the full list.
Restaurants & Cafes
Lisbon is a gastronomic paradise! We are still working on our full list of gay-friendly recommendations, but until it’s ready, use our Google Map of Gay Lisbon to discover the best food, ambiance, and service.
Saunas, Dark Rooms, and Gay Beaches
Trombeta Bath is the city’s biggest sauna and has the highest number of daily patrons. But, there are many other places to have a hot time in Lisbon. You can even hop on a ferry and sail over to Lisbon’s clothing-optional gay beach! Check out our list of hot spots for 2018 (updated to exclude several that recently closed in 2017.)