Lisbon - One of the Gay Capital City in Europe

Portugal

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17 January 2021, 04:41:08

One of the things that impressed me the most in Lisbon was the incredible Brazilian influence that you can see on every corner of the city. This immaculate city is a safe haven for the gay community with vintage trams that travel up the pristine hills.


If you’re the type of gay traveller that loves to “get lost” as you walk the gorgeous streets visiting the many tourist attractions, try checking out “Praca de Comercio”, “Castelo de Sao Jorge”, or even “Se Catedral.” These places are absolutely amazing. You can even head to the Suspension Bridge, Ponte 25 de Abris, over the Tagus River. The view is incredible and you get some great shots there.


The gay life in Lisbon is a tad quieter than some other major cities in Europe. Though, there are tons of local gay men you can meet, so don’t worry about that! Lisbon has a popular gay area called “Bairro Alto”, a place filled with gay and gay-friendly bars that are in very close proximity to each other. The prices there are very affordable, far cheaper than London or Paris.


Even though Lisbon is a very safe city, just keep an eye on your belongings. You never know what might happen.


I believe the perfect time to visit Lisbon, Portugal is in the spring or autumn for a chance to go on a city-break. The summers can get really hot. I was there in the hottest month and I felt like I was boiling. It was hard to explore the city on foot under the heat. Though, it gets kind of chilly in the evenings and at night, so that’s an upside to the summer!


One of the best gay beaches in Lisbon is Beach 19, which is around 30km away. If you’re the type of gay traveller who’s looking for a nude, gay time under the sun, give this a try! It’s gorgeous!


Enjoy your trip!


Recommendations

Hotels

Lisbon has some great accommodation options that caters to all kinds of budgets. If you’re interested in pampering yourself in luxury hotels or if you prefer staying in hostels to save some money, you have the options in this gay city. There are also some great accommodations that cater only to the LGBTQIA+ community. Check them out below:


1. The Late Birds Lisbon


This 4-Star hotel is really cute and will make you feel very welcomed!


2. My Rainbow Rooms


3. Oasis Backpackers Hostels Lisbon


This hostel is in the central area and is in very close proximity to a lot of things around the city. I was very satisfied with my stay here.


Check out the list below of some great websites where you can book your stays for your gay holidays. The first link is one of the best and most popular gay accommodation platforms:


1. Misterbandb


2. Booking.com


3. Agoda


4. Hostelworld


5. Hotels.com


6. Expedia


7. Wotif


8. Hostelbookers


9. Lastminute


10. Kayak


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Bars/Clubs/Saunas

The most popular gay area in Lisbon, Portugal is in the “Bairro Alto.” You can bar-hop from one place to the other very easily. Below are some of the gay bars, clubs, and gay saunas that might help you have a wonderful time in Lisbon:


1. Bar TR3S Lisboa


2. Espaco 40e1


3. Bar CRU


4. Gay Bar 106


5. Friends Bairro Alto


6. Woof X


7. Trombeta Bath


8. Drako.club


9. SKY Sauna Club


Transport

Lisbon has only one airport in the city. You can check it out at this link: Lisbon Airport or Portela Airport. It has some great connections with tons of big cities in Europe. This airport has both domestic and international flight and is about 7 to 8 km from the center of the city. It can easily be accessed by the subway.


Below are some of the best airlines which connect Europe to the world:


1. British Airways - U.K National Airline


2. Lufthansa - National German Airline


3. Air France - National French Airline


4. KLM - National Dutch Airline


5. SWISS - National Swiss Airline


Some of the most useful sites to book flights are:


1. Skyscanner


2. Kayak


3. Lastminute


4. Momondo


5. Opodo


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Have a safe journey!