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Christmas in Lisbon
D. Gilberto goes hunting

D. Gilberto, a medieval nobleman, thinks about his Christmas table. After his fasting and after several days of having fish as a main dish, he dreams of a succulent roast in the oven. Wild boar, hare, partridge or pig? The best thing will be to prepare falconers so that the birds are prepared for hunting. Medieval food is the focus […]

Christmas in Lisbon
the gods descend to the theater

Celebrated in December, in honor of Saturn, god of time and the calendar, Saturnalia was one of the best-known festivals in Roman times. The Christian tradition of Christmas will have its origins in this celebration. But besides Saturn, who were the other gods in the Roman pantheon? In this workshop, a planetary system is built, remembering who they were, which […]

Christmas in Lisbon
What is a crib?

The nativity scene was born in the mountains of Greccio, but quickly spread throughout the world. In this workshop, we challenge families to make their own crib.

Christmas in Lisbon
Gastronomy Workshop: Party Food

In this cooking workshop, Indian cuisine recipes will be prepared and at the end all participants will have the opportunity to taste the prepared snacks.

Christmas in Lisbon
Mandalas for Children. offer the universe

Mandala represents a complete and perfect universe, filled with precious objects, symbolism and colors. In this activity, aimed at children between 6 and 12 years old, we will explain and play with the meaning of the Mandalas, understanding their symbolism, coloring their different elements and playing with the concepts present there. Stories will be told […]

Lisbon festivals
Aljube telling stories

Resistance and Freedom. Freedom to think, feel and imagine. Themes of letters, memories, tales and stories, to be told to the younger ones. With Elsa Serra.

April in Lisbon
Visit -Game Manguito as a Philosophical Gesture

Is criticism a space for observation or thought? And how do you turn a gesture into an active position for change? This is an invitation to develop a thought about the consciousness of the self and the world between Zé Povinho's cuff, John Bull's potty, Maria da Paciência, the […]

Christmas in Lisbon
D. Gilberto goes hunting

Do you know what the Christmas table was like in the time of Fernando Martins de Bulhões, better known as Santo António? Come and discover, on this adventure visit, what was eaten in this medieval period.

Christmas in Lisbon
There are pine cones!

A workshop open to everyone, children and adults alike, to make Christmas decorations for the family: pine cones, balls or bells, the only limit is your imagination.

Christmas in Lisbon
meditation sessions

Bearing in mind the spirit of this period, the União Buddhist de Portugal joins Christmas in Lisbon with two meditation sessions. The Saturday session is a “Shamata” meditation, or mental calm, where some simple techniques will be taught to bring inner peace and awareness to our daily lives and the world around us. […]

Lisbon festivals
Sardine Workshop

Come to draw sardines with Alberto Faria, Bernardo Carvalho, Catarina Sobral, Madalena Matoso, Maria Remédio, Nuno Saraiva and Susana Carvalhinhos. June 2 (Saturday) 10 am – Nuno Saraiva 2:30 pm – Susana Carvalhinhos June 5 (Tuesday) 2:30 pm – Nuno Saraiva June 6 (Wednesday) 2:30 pm – Susana Carvalhinhos 7 June (Thursday) 2:30 pm – Maria Remédio June 8 (Friday) 2:30 pm – Bernardo Carvalho 9 June (Saturday) 10 am / 2:30 pm […]

April in Lisbon
short story contest

The Aljube Resistance and Freedom Museum promotes a short story competition aimed at students attending the 9th year of Basic Education, Secondary Education (teaching and professional routes) and Senior University students, in partnership with APH – Association of History Teachers and with APP – […]

Christmas in Lisbon
Christmas Trees of the World!

Legend says that it was the Germanic Fernando de Sax-Coburgo e Gotha, husband of Dona Maria II, who brought the custom of the Christmas tree to Portugal in the century. XIX, although pine and fir trees were already decorated a few centuries earlier in some parts of the country. We propose a trip around the world to discover how they are decorated […]

Christmas in Lisbon
the tree of saturnalia

The origin of the celebration of Christian Christmas is supposed to come from the Romans. These celebrated a feast dedicated to the god Saturn, on the winter solstice. It is even known of the existence of a tree that was decorated in a very peculiar way. Are you curious about the Roman “Christmas”? And how does it influence “our Christmas”? Come find out and help […]

Christmas in Lisbon
the clay cribs

How many figures is there in a traditional Portuguese nativity scene? In this initiative, kids and adults are challenged to look with eyes wide open at the Portuguese nativity scenes and, giving free rein to their creativity, mold with their own hands a picture of the picture of the birth of Jesus, which they can then take home.