Welcome to THE hottest remote work destination in Europe - Lisbon! A city that seamlessly combines beaches, city life, nightlife, culture, and history, creating the perfect backdrop for your remote work journey. Kayak even named Portugal as the top destination in its 'Work From Anywhere' List, and we couldn't agree more.
Noma are pleased to be collaborating with YON Living to bring you our most requested Edition to date, for a trip that combines work, travel and culture. YON Living accommodations offer spacious rooms, private workspaces, sociable terraces, shared kitchens, and workspaces — a perfect blend of productivity, socializing, and privacy. After a day of hard work and soaking up Lisbon’s vibrant culture you have a comfortable setting to unwind in.
The Yon Silva apartment, nestled on the outskirts of Avenidas Novas, is a haven close to Lisbon's iconic parks. The laid-back vibe and community make it an ideal spot for a midday stroll, soaking in the city's charm. It’s a perfect place to embrace Lisbon like a local and explore diverse neighborhoods, including Alfama, Bairro Alto, and Belém. Immerse yourself in the city's rich cultural heritage, savor culinary delights, and discover Portuguese treasures in local markets and artisanal shops.
What not to miss:
Alfama District: Explore the oldest district in Lisbon, characterized by narrow streets, historic buildings, and Fado music echoing from local taverns. The São Jorge Castle is also located in this area, offering panoramic views of the city.
Belém Tower (Torre de Belém): This iconic fortress is a UNESCO World Heritage site and a symbol of Portugal's Age of Discovery. It's located on the banks of the Tagus River and offers stunning views of the surrounding area.
Jerónimos Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos): Another UNESCO World Heritage site, this Manueline-style monastery is a masterpiece of Portuguese architecture. Don't miss the intricate detailing and the tomb of explorer Vasco da Gama.
Tram 28: Take a ride on the famous Tram 28, which winds its way through some of Lisbon's most historic neighborhoods, including Graça, Alfama, Baixa, and Estrela. It's a great way to see the city's landmarks.
The São Jorge Castle (Castelo de São Jorge): is a historic fortress located on a hilltop with incredible panoramic views of the city. Originally built in the 11th century by the Moors, the breathtaking views and rich history aren't to be missed.
Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square): This grand square, facing the Tagus River, is surrounded by colorful buildings and is a great place to enjoy open spaces, have a coffee, and take in the views.
LX Factory: A trendy and creative hub located in a former industrial complex, LX Factory is filled with shops, cafes, restaurants, and art studios. It's a great place to experience Lisbon's contemporary culture.
Elevador de Santa Justa: This historic elevator offers panoramic views of the city. It connects the Baixa district with the Carmo Square and is a notable example of 19th-century iron architecture.
National Tile Museum (Museu Nacional do Azulejo): Portugal is known for its beautiful ceramic tiles, or azulejos, and this museum displays a stunning collection that spans several centuries.
Feira da Ladra: Visit Lisbon's oldest flea market, held every Tuesday and Saturday in Alfama. You can find a variety of items, including antiques, vintage clothing, and handmade crafts.
Lisbon's digital nomad community is thriving, and Noma provides a packed itinerary to explore the city with a ready-made community, so you don’t need to worry about finding connections.
Lisbon boasts a booming tech industry, thanks to Portugal's impressive fiber optic network coverage, ranked 11th in the world. Add in the hundreds of tech events, including the renowned Web Summit, Lisbon is a thriving hub of innovation and collaboration.
With over 16,000 digital nomads calling Lisbon home and an unbelievable 51.7K members in the 'Lisbon Digital Nomads & Expats' Facebook group, it's safe to say this city is buzzing with like-minded individuals. Lisbon has become the place to be for remote workers; in October 2022, they rolled out a special visa just for digital nomads called the “Residence Visa for the Exercise of Professional Activity Provided Remotely Outside the National Territory” allowing you to extend your stay for up to a year.
Can’t decide between a city break, beach holiday or an adventure into the mountains? Luckily you don’t need to choose, Lisbon and its surrounding area has it all. Imagine a modern city coexisting with ancient Pombaline architecture, a thriving arts scene, and mouthwatering cuisine - Pastéis de Nata, anyone? And let's not forget the Mediterranean climate, ensuring 300 days of sunshine a year. Lisbon is well known for its thriving nightlife, as the backstreets and bars come alive till the early morning hours. By day, dive into the city's café culture, where fast Wi-Fi and excellent coffee fuel your workday.
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Whether you're interested in history, culture, or simply enjoying the vibrant atmosphere, you're sure to find something for you in this charming city, without missing a meeting.