Pick your preferred language. We speak English and 42 other languages. This neighborhood is a great choice for travelers interested in ambiance, restaurants and local food — Check location Travessa Andre Valente 21A, Misericordia, Lisbon, Portugal — This neighborhood is a great choice for travelers interested in ambiance, restaurants and local food — Check location Excellent location — show map.
The Late Birds Lisbon is housed in a completely restored, lateth century building with sixteen very comfortable climate-controlled rooms, lounge, beautiful garden and UV-treated swimming pool. The owners designed the Guesthouse to feel welcoming and comfortable, as though you are at home among friends. The decoration combines classical freshness with the contemporary look of Portuguese design.
I just returned from staying 4 nights at the Late Birds and I'm already planning my next trip. It's near all the gay bars and clubs so walking at night is very easy. You really can't beat this location during the day with quick access to gardens and parks with amazing views of the city and bay, local restaurants and shops, and close to historical sites.
Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender LGBT rights in Portugal have improved substantially in the s and s and are now among the best in the world. After a long period of oppression during the Estado NovoPortuguese society has become increasingly accepting of homosexuality which was decriminalized in eight years after the Carnation Revolution. Portugal has wide-ranging anti-discrimination laws and is one of the few countries in the world to contain a ban on discrimination based on sexual orientation in Article 13 of its Constitution.
Choose your preferred language. We speak English and 42 other languages. This neighbourhood is a great choice for travellers interested in convenient public transport, monuments and walking — Check location Saldanha, 1, Arroios, Lisbon, Portugal — This neighbourhood is a great choice for travellers interested in convenient public transport, monuments and walking — Check location Great location - show map.
L isbon and surroundings has been an alluring gay destination since at least the 18th century, when writer William Beckford escaped a homosexual scandal in England and moved to Sintra. Today, after decades under a homophobic dictatorship, and despite the power of the Church in ultra-Catholic Portugal, Lisbon has slowly come out of the closet. The upbeat nightlifebalmy climate, charming and lively outdoors atmosphere, sandy beaches nearby including a predominantly gay beach that's considered one of Europe's best gay beachesgreat cultural attractions, and intimate setting of pastel colors and narrow streets, create a gay-friendly ambience that has turned the city into an increasingly popular gay destination.
YouTube personalities Lorenzo and Pedrowho hail from Portugal, decided to conduct a "social experiment" to see how locals in their capital city of Lisbon would react when they held hands on the street. Produced by Israeli news website Ynet, a similar clip was produced in Jerusalemwhich showed a number of pedestrians casting awkward glances, while others shouted homophobic epithets. Over the course of three days, Lorenzo and Pedro held hands for the camera in a number of different neighborhoods around Lisbon.
All that has begun to change, however, particularly since Portugal hosted the Eurovision in and planted Lisbon firmly on the gay map. In the late 18th Century, English novelist fled the considerably less tolerant England and moved to Sintra instead. Although Portugal went through a troubled time underneath the dictator Salazar, it has come through to the other side as one of the most open and welcoming countries in Europe.