6 good reasons to visit Lisbon in December

Although you may not have that incredible and so tipically portuguese weather, that doesn’t mean, you can’t visit Lisbon in December. Today we give 6 good reasons to visit Lisbon during  the Christmas season:

1 – Weather – it’s true you may deal with some rain, but comparing with the rest of Europe it won’t be nothing. During the cold winter month, Lisbon maintains rather mild temperatures, it usually won’t get any colder than 6°C and the sun is no stranger either, which is perfect to hang around by the city.

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2 – Christmas decorations – One of the best things to do in Lisbon in December is to roam around downtown, and amaze yourself with the Christmas decorations. Every street, neighbourhood, monument and storefront, will be covered up with lights and the most original decorations, making any walk, much more pleasant.

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3 – Value for Money – There is no other place in Europe where you can enjoy that much quality for such an affordable price. Whether in your Christmas shopping, your hotel, or enjoying an incredible meal in the trendiest restaurant, Lisbon has it all and it’s definitely the place to be when you compare price and quality.

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4 – Genuine Experience – December is not a high season for tourism in Lisbon, but that doesn’t mean you will be by yourself. In fact, it is a time when all locals will be on the streets, hanging out with their families and friends, allowing a much more genuine Lisbon experience.

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5 – Christmas food – Rabanadas (portuguese version of french toast), Bacalhau (everyone in Portugal eats it during this time), Bolo Rei (King cake), ou Perú recheado com castanhas (turkey stuffed with chestnuts). These are some of the food specialities of the season, you just can’t miss when travelling to Lisbon during this time of the year.

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6 – Monuments – In a more introspective and religious time of the year, Lisbon has beautiful churches to visit that are opened to the public. Basílica da Estrela, Mosteiro do Jerónimos or Sé de Lisboa, are among others, a great option to visit because their magnificence, and history.

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Festivals Season 2016 Starts in Lisbon

Bruce Springsteen, Queen+Adam Lambert, Hollywood Vampires, Maroon 5 and Avicii are some of the International Artists that are performing in Lisbon next month at Rock in Rio!

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Rock in Rio is back to Lisbon on the 19th, 20th, 27th, 28th and 29th of May!

This is now the most important Brazilian festival and one of the biggest on the planet. In over 30 years, it became the owner of a prominent history in the music scene, with 16 editions already performed, more than 8 million people gathered on one of the strongest festivals with digital media presence. Born in Rio de Janeiro, it not only conquered Brazil, but also Portugal, Spain and the USA, always with the intention of bringing all styles of music to a variety of audiences. Much more than a musical event, it became complete and comprehensive in addressing issues such as sustainability and environmental responsibility. Rock in Rio also undertook the commitment to make people aware that, with small actions in everyday life, they can make the world a better place.

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Experience Lisbon and “Loose Your Heart” | EVENTS

“I Lost My Heart in Lisboa” video mapping show

Lisbon Experience

I Lost My Heart in Lisboa

Staring on the 30th of August (until September 8) this Video Mapping Show will be one of the main attractions in town.

VM_OSKGASP_200Projected on one of the most emblematic building in Lisbon, the show will guide you in a journey through the city to find your lost heart. 

The projections and sounds are enhanced by a magnificent light show never seen in Lisbon!

“Can we rescue your heart? Or will it be lost forever in Lisboa?”

This is the “call to action” created by Oskar & Gaspar, the producers of the show.

The music will be powered by the Beatbombers (Dj Ride & Stereossauro) feat Holly.

 

 

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Festivals Season Starts in Lisbon

Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys, The Libertines, Bastille, The Lumineers, Imagine Dragons and Nicolas Jaar (Optimus Alive),and Eddie Vedder, Kasabian, Massive Attack, Disclosure and Tame Impala (Super Bock Super Rock), are some of the International Artists that are performing in Lisbon next month.

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OPTIMUS ALIVE (10TH, 11TH & 12TH OF JULY)

Optimus Alive is back to Lisbon on the 10th, 11th and 12th of July. After winning six awards at the Festival Awards Gala, Optimus Alive was the big winner, and stood out as the best festival of the year. The award of the prize by the prestigious Portuguese magazine Marketeer, in category “Events & Entertainment” also confirmed the Optimus Alive festival as the choice of the music audience.

The 8th Edition of Optimus Alive returns for three days of great music with Amazing Artists, like has been happening since 2007.

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SUPER BOCK SUPER ROCK (17TH, 18TH & 19TH OF JULY)

LISBON EXPERIENCE FESTIVALS

SUPER BOCK SUPER ROCK

Outside the city (but near), this festival is located in the middle of the Nature. With wonderful beaches close by, you’ll be able to enjoy the sun during the day, and Rock hard at night in the best Alternative Music Festival in Portugal.

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Experience the Santos Populares Festivities in Lisbon

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LISBON EXPERIENCE – SANTOS POPULARES

June is an amazing month in Lisbon. Streets get decorated with dozens of colors and every establishment turns into a party spot, with food (mainly sardines) and drinks (mainly beer). Why? It’s the Festas de Lisboa (Lisbon Festivities) to celebrates its patron saint: Santo António de Lisboa.

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LISBON EXPERIENCE – SANTOS POPULARES

Although most of this pictures have been taken in Alfama (the best place in Lisbon to Enjoy the festivities), you will find a get together with food and drink in every corner of Lisbon!

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LISBON EXPERIENCE – SANTOS POPULARES

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LISBON EXPERIENCE – SANTOS POPULARES

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LISBON EXPERIENCE – SANTOS POPULARES

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LISBON EXPERIENCE – SANTOS POPULARES

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LISBON EXPERIENCE – SANTOS POPULARES

Independent Movie International Festival in Lisbon | EVENTS

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LISBON XPERIENCE – INDIELISBON

INDIELISBOA is a privileged event to meet the most recent and interesting works of independent cinema from all over the world.

The main aim of the Festival is to Xperience in Lisbon new films and new directors, in the universe of independent cinema. Keeping its attention on the author’s creativity and independence, INDIELISBOA was able to become the most important Portuguese Film festival.

On its next edition, INDIELISBOA is looking forward to enhance its national and international position as the main Portuguese film festival.

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