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Gay Lisbon

Portugal's capital is a destination city, offering a beautiful and truly European experience. Lisbon is known as a cultural hotspot that hosts, among other things, a great variety of LGBTQ+ events. From Pride parades to an annual Queer film festival, events take over beautiful historical streets and areas with a modern twist. In particular, the Principe Real and Bairro Alto areas are central to the city and its gay scene. Embrace the nightlife here, explore the rest of the city, or simply spend your time relaxing on the beaches. Whatever you enjoy, you'll find it in Lisbon.

Recommended gay friendly hotels in Lisbon

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Lisbon Gay Scene

While you'll struggle to find a Lisbon bar that doesn't welcome LGBTQ+ travellers, most of the dedicated gay bars can be found in the neighbouring areas of Principe Real and Bairro Alto. The street at the heart of it is Bairro Alto where you'll find crowds of gays hanging out and drinking in the street late at night, since bars and clubs here are busiest around midnight and the early hours. These atmospheric streets come to life after dark, letting you party till morning and explore a diverse range of venues from traditional pubs to decidedly more modern cruise clubs.

Tours & Experiences in Lisbon

Make the most of your travels by pre-booking our popular tours and experiences.  There's a whole range of options, from cultural and historical to food, drink and nightlife.  Get under the skin of your destination, and book a tour or experience now.  

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