Lisbon, PT

Lisbon, with its ancient charm and vibrant culture, has always been a city that inspires creativity. Also check out our guides on Instagram and Google Maps for an easy experience.

1. Sketch / Drawing clubs

Lisbon's abundant use of makes it easy to meet new people and immerse yourself into its present-day culture. Sketch and drawing clubs are common among artists to have a chill hour or two to just draw or watercolor (or whatever else) outside at the many parks or Miradouros (viewpoints) with other artists. Check out their instagrams: @lisbonsketchers, @lisbondrawingclub, @sketch.lisbon

2. Prisma Art Club

Prisma Estúdio Lisboa is a creative studio in Lisbon and hub for young artists - offering space for creation, exploration, and collaboration, and fostering a thriving community of local creatives. At one of the many weekly events you can expect to meet locals and have fun for less than 5 euros. They hold live drawings, workshops, and jam sessions!

2. Centro de Arte Moderna Gulbenkian (CAM)

The Centro de Arte Moderna Gulbenkian in Lisbon, with its diverse art collection and innovative exhibitions, offers an inspiring visit for artists, further enhanced by its adjacent large park complete with charming ducks.

3. Fábrica Braço de Prata

This former military factory in the eastern part of Lisbon is now a sprawling cultural center, Fábrica Braço de Prata. The center hosts a variety of events including concerts, art exhibitions, poetry readings, and workshops. It is a welcoming community where local artists come together to collaborate, engage, and inspire.

4. Mouraria (Moorish Quarters)

Mouraria, the birthplace of Fado, is one of the oldest and most multicultural neighborhoods in Lisbon. Its narrow streets are decorated with stunning street art and murals, including tributes to famous Fado singers. Exploring Mouraria is an immersive experience, offering a glimpse into Lisbon's soul and a wealth of inspiration for visual artists. Check out Miradouro da Graça a stunning viewpoint in the area. Or, my favorite coffee shop - Cafe de Garagem

5. Parque dos Moinhos de Santana

A not-so well known viewpoint and park is Parque dos Moinhos de Santana. It is large, open late, quiet, and gives a true local feel. Not to mention it has lily pads, a fountain, a windmill, and Van Gogh style trees. It is the perfect place to plain-air paint or meditate before your art session.

6. Feira da Ladra (Thieves Market)

For creatives who love to hunt for unique pieces, the Feira da Ladra, a flea market in the Alfama district, is a treasure trove. From vintage clothes and antique furniture to vinyl records and old cameras, the market offers plenty of materials to stimulate creativity and inspiration.

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