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Lisbon Gay Guide

A guide to help you find the best hotels & places in Lisbon for Gay travellers

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32 Lisbon Hotels
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32 Lisbon Hotels for Gay travellers

Gay Lisbon Travel Guide 2020 | Gay Bars, Gay Clubs, Gay Hotels & More in Lisbon!

'Steamy Hot' is the best way to characterize the gay life in Lisbon. Lisbon is definitely not the first city to think of when searching for where to spend your next gay vacations, with London, Paris, and Madrid on the map overshadowing it. However, when we are talking about gay cruising or underground gay scene, well Lisbon does it best.

Gay life in Lisbon is not laid-out, the local gay community is very active, and homosexuality is fully accepted by the locals. A recent social experiment with a gay couple holding hands showed that, even though you might get a couple of strange looks, you will not face any problems holding hands with your boyfriend in public. The active gay scene of Lisbon has led to the creation of an organized gay scene!

The gay scene of Lisbon is extensive, and a huge part of it is "underground". The nightlife of Lisbon is concentrated on the Bairro Alto area, including the gay street Rua Barroca where you will find the most popular gay bars in LisbonPrinciple Real is another great area with gay bars and clubs, while Alfama, the oldest part of Lisbon, has some excellent traditional entertainment options as well.

As it concerns your accommodation in Lisbon, first of all, we would recommend you to choose an apartment or a hotel located in the city's central neighbourhoods like Baixa, Chiado, Principe Real, or Bairro Alto. There are not many gay-only hotels in the city, however, The Late Birds Lisbon is a great gay guest-house, which can easily become your reference point. Other than that, you even can rent your own gay-owned apartment or stay in a gay-friendly hotel!

There are a couple of gay beaches near Lisbon, which are a must-visit during summer months. Beach 19 at Costa da Caparica is the most popular one, where thousands of gay men visit it every summer. Many of the men are actually naked, while there is a lot of action taking place in the bushes. Costa da Caparica is the least popular gay beach, and the southern you go, the fewer people you will meet. A great place to spend your afternoon!

Lisbon Gay Guest-Houses & Gay-Friendly Accommodation!

As it concerns your accommodation in Lisbon, first of all, we would recommend you to choose an apartment or a hotel located in the city's central neighborhoods like Baixa, Chiado, Principe Real, or Bairro Alto. There are not many gay-only hotels in the city, however, The Late Birds Lisbon is a great gay guest-house, which can easily become your reference point. Other than that, you even can rent your own gay-owned apartment or stay in a gay-friendly hotel!

The Top Gay Bars, Gay Clubs, and Gay Beaches in Lisbon!

The gay scene of Lisbon is extensive, and a huge part of it is "underground". The nightlife of Lisbon is concentrated on the Bairro Alto area, including the gay street Rua Barroca where you will find the most popular gay bars in LisbonPrinciple Real is another great area with gay bars and clubs, while Alfama, the oldest part of Lisbon, has some excellent traditional entertainment options as well.

Gay Tips

Lisbon has a high level of gay acceptance and people are very friendly to each other, no matter the sexual orientation, colour or religion. So, feel free to hold your hands with your partner even if you are in public places, because that's something that you can’t do everywhere.

If you want to explore the mainstream gay life of Lisbon but also enjoy an intense clubbing experience then visit the gay dancing clubs Discoteca Trumps, Construction, Finalmente and Lux Frágil. Keep in mind that some of these clubs might attract heterosexual people as well, but the majority are gay.

Lisbon has the most intense gay scene in Portugal so it would be a shame if you didn't see at least a bit of it. Amazing gay clubs in Lisbon include Bar 106, Sétimo Céu, TR3S Lisboa, Woof LX Bar, and Etilico.

Did you know that Lisbon is the home of an outstanding gay beach? It is called Beach 19 attracting thousands of gay visitors every year. This beach is actually nudist and it's located at the Southern end of Costa da Caparica beach.

For those looking for a naughtier type of fun, Lisbon has also several gay cruising clubs. The most popular ones are Bar Cru, and Woof X.

You can combine relaxation with some fun by visiting the gay saunas of Lisbon. The most famous gay saunas in Lisbon are Trombeta Bath, SaunApolo 56, Oasis Sauna and Sauna Viriato.

There are several gay events, festivals and parties happening every week in Lisbon, especially in the summer. The most popular are Arraial Pride, Lisbon Pride, and Queer Pride.

Places & Things to do
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Wine Bar

Feitoria Restaurante & Wine Bar

wine tasting , fine-dining

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Museum

Centro De Arqueologia De Lisboa

sightseeing , kids entertainment

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Restaurant

Vela Latina - Restaurant

traditional recipes , local cuisine

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Museum

Museu Colecção Berardo

sightseeing , kids entertainment

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Restaurant

Nosolo Italia Restaurant

gourmet cuisine , international cuisine , sweet & desserts

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Building

Belém Tower

sightseeing

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