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Living in Lisbon, from Ecuador
"The quality of InterNations' members convinced me to join. And I've indeed received a very warm welcome from fellow Lisbon expats.."
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Living in Lisbon, from Austria
"InterNations Events in Lisbon are great - I love the rightfully popular events organized by our friendly Ambassador team. "
InterNations - a trusted Network & Guide for Expats in Lisbon
- Build up valuable contacts with like-minded Lisbon expats
- Find reliable information and trustworthy tips about the expat life in Lisbon
- Join top-class InterNations events to meet fellow expatriates in town
Our Friendly Community of Expatriates in Lisbon Welcomes You!
Bom dia, and welcome to the InterNations Community dedicated to making your move to Lisbon as easy as possible, ensuring you get the most out of your expat adventure in Portugal's capital. When relocating to a new country, it's reassuring to know that you are part of our community; we have experienced expats ready to help and answer any questions you might have, such as "how do I obtain a work visa?", "when can I apply for healthcare?", or simply "what exactly is Ginja?". We also have a wealth of information and resources in our dedicated guide articles that go into detail about all areas of your new life. We'll do our best to make your adventure in Lisbon as exciting and enjoyable as the city itself.
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Lisbon Expat Guide
Getting to Know Lisbon, the Expat Way
As the bustling capital of Portugal, Lisbon has a rich international business district, a variety of international schools, and, of course, a thriving tourist industry. To work in tourism you'll need to speak English, Portuguese and Spanish to communicate with Lisbon's visitors. This is the richest and most economically robust region of Portugal, so you should be able to find work here with little trouble. Read our guide on working in Portugal for more detailed information, and don't forget to join the InterNations Lisbon Professional Networking Group for new business contacts.
Around the city, you'll find excellent dining, great transport links and endless cultural opportunities, including the impressive Museum of Ancient Art, the Maritime Museum and the ever changing MUDE; Museum of Design. For lively nights out, head to Bairro Alto or enjoy well priced and delicious meals in Restauradores, where the numerous restaurants spill out onto the pavements and buskers entertain diners.
Traveling around Lisbon couldn't be easier than taking the well-maintained Metro, the underground train network. Despite the numbers of tourists and locals using the service, you'll find it much less busy in comparison to other capital cities' metro services and small enough to navigate easily. Above ground, you can travel around using the tram and bus network and take regular over-ground trains to other cities.
Throughout the year, you can further enjoy numerous festivals, such as the Feast of Saint Anthony and Our Lady of Nazaré Festival, where folk dancers take to the stage in the center of Lisbon.
Find Like-Minded Expats in Lisbon
InterNations will provide you with a wealth of practical information, but don't forget that it also enables you to meet new people and link up with social clubs and events in real life. Wine, cinema, hiking, and dancing are just some of the huge range of InterNations Groups in Lisbon that you can join. Enjoy your hobby or discover a new interest while building a community of friends and expats from all over the world with InterNations. We also organize larger InterNations Official Events, so you know that whatever your new life holds you can easily get in touch with expats in the city, just like you.
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