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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Attend our monthly events and activities for Lisbon expatriates to get to know like-minded expatriates in real life.
Get trustworthy advice and local insights from fellow members in our Lisbon expat forums.
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.
InterNations is the largest global network for expatriates, with communities in 390 cities across the globe. Get to know fellow internationals in your city, before you're moving, or when traveling somewhere and never feel like a stranger. InterNations makes it easy for you to stay in touch with your expat friends, both online and offline, so you can grow your network of friends and contacts from all over the world. Whether they live in Singapore or Riyadh, InterNations allows you to be close to them even if they are miles away.
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.