The cobbled streets of the Portuguese capital are worn yet well loved, vibrant yet laid-back, melancholic, yet hopeful. These seemingly contradictory qualities create an atmosphere that is wholly unique to this riverside city.
Its historic yellow trams chug through its winding, narrow streets, while its tuk-tuks putter up and down its steep hills. Its mesmerizing geometric tiles mark the oldest corners of the city, and its ceramic souvenirs can found in every shop and market. Its fado music echoes from its restaurants and cafés, and its ornate arches, stunning churches, and spectacular viewpoints rival the best in the world.
This is Lisbon.
A Creative’s Guide to Lisbon
This small, friendly city of striking contrasts is the ideal place for creative regeneration. So if you’re headed to the Portuguese capital with the hope of finding a bit of creative inspiration, this might just be the guide for you.
Your Guide to Photographing Azulejos
Today, azulejos in Lisbon are easily found — if you know where to look. Use this guide to scout out these beautiful tiles, both on the city’s streets and in its many museums and monasteries.
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Explore Lisbon’s Lesser-Known Museums
From properties dedicated to money, electricity, and trams, to buildings that house historic costumes, collector’s items, and autopsy rooms, here are a few of the unusual (but no-less impressive) museums in the Portuguese capital.