Gay Travel Guide Lisbon

About Lisbon and its gay life
Since the 1990s Lisbon became one of the new hot-spots for travellers in Europe. Vivid, small and steep historical streets, modernised areas, extensive nightlife till early morning, a fresh breeze from the sea even in hot summers make Lisbon a pleasant place for relaxing, sight-seeing and going out all altogether.

Gay life also became very European. While some of the gay bars and clubs in the Principe Real area still remind a bit of times of hiding behind doors with bells, the old Bairro Alto district has a very visible gay life at night. In Bairro Alto it is pleasantly difficult to say which bar, cafe, restaurant and club is gay or gay-friendly or ›hetero-friendly‹ or whatever.
Close to Lisbon you can also spend your time at the beach, whether you like your beach busy or quiet. South of Lisbon at Costa da Caparica there is a long, popular beach. Coming from Lisbon by car or bus (take the metro to Pra├ža de Espanha, then the bus to Costa da Caparica) first there are family and conventional beaches. The further south you go the trendier and more nudist the beaches and the crowd become. The beaches are connected by a small train – for the gay beach get off at beach 17 and walk till beach 19 which also has a gay frequented bar. You will notice the cruising in the dunes. After sunset the beach and the dunes are rather unsafe and empty (last train back goes at 7).

1 comment:

Allan said...

beach 19 is a great nude gay beach. Loads of cute guys and fun. Getting there can be a bit tricky. I went from lisbon centre with, who took me there with a friendly guy for super cheap price

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