Lisbon: Gay and Lesbian
Beautiful views, majestic monasteries, quaint cafe's and more
Lisbon is an excellent gay and lesbian holiday destination. The city is very multicultural with many cosmo-politan and forward thinking inhabitants. Gay and Lesbian nightlife is centered in the hip Bairro Alto dis-trict, where the bars and clubs are mostly mixed, rather than divided into gay or straight-friendly. Prin-cipe Real also has some gay and lesbian venues. Lisbon's Gay Pride festival takes place in June, by the water at the scenic Torre de Belém (Belém Tower) and features an all night party. The area's gay beach is beach 19 on the Costa da Caparica.