Is Lisbon Europe's best Vinyl City?
A year ago Time Out Lisboa’s editors published a guide to Lisbon’s Vinyl scene: 13 Stores to buy vinyl records in Lisbon. It’s the best guide to Lisbon I have seen so far.
I used the occasion – and my daily bike rides around town) to update my map of Lisbon’s Record Shops. What a pleasant surprise to see that most of the shops have managed to get through the pandemic 🙂
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Lisbon is heaven for Vinyl Lovers
One of my bonuses running a hotel is all the record shops we have here in Lisbon – some of them are among the best in Europe 🙂
A few years ago you would call people like me a nerd. Today things have changed.
The trends we have seen from the consumer market where crafted beers, chocolate, coffee, olive oils, herbs and spices etc. slowly but surely are taking over the mass-produced industrialized goods have spread to other industries.
Music is one of them.
As the music has become easier and more accessible on online services like Spotify, Youtube, Soundcloud etc. a growing number of music lovers returns to the old formats. Today you don’t have to be a nerd to shop vinyl.
All though Ladidadi and Mega Store by Largo – two of our local record shops – had surrendered to Covid living in Lisbon is absolutely paradise. We still have two super shops within 5 minutes from us: Bom, Bom, Bom – Cassandra & Antoine from Paris new venue for soul, house, disco, hip hop and wine. and the small heaven for classic rock, pop and soul Groovie Records.
On a restless rainy day one of the best ways to kill time is spending a few hours surrounded by all kinds of music formats in Carbono’s vaults.
Although I have visited the shop countless times I still love looking at their collection of funny copies and interpretations of all my favorite artists’s albums that cover the shops walls.
So to all music lovers out there – with the sun, the beaches, the wine and seafood – how can you NOT visit Lisbon?