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Lisbon Festivities
Galerias Municipais

Spread across the whole city, there’ll be lots of art to see at the Municipal Galleries, all with free admission. If you’re already familiar with the galleries, then it’s a great time to revisit. If you’re not, then it’s the time to discover them. Until 7 July Manuel Zimbro – secret history of aviation and […]

Lisbon Festivities
Concurso de Tronos e Figuras de Santo António

AARL – (Association of Lisbon Regio Artisans) presents the Saint Anthony Throne and Figurine Contest, inviting artisans, schools and other interested parties to take part in this event that preserves the folk and cultural memory and which attracts so many admirers.

Lisbon Festivities
A Procissão de Santo António em Lisboa

The procession of Saint Anthony has taken place on the 13th June since the 18thcentury and is one of the cornerstones of the city’s festas calendar. It’s a genuine display of the faith and devotion that the Lisbon population has for its saint. Nowadays the procession makes its way through the historic neighbourhood of Alfama, […]

Lisbon Festivities
Saint Anthony – Art Circle

In Portugal, and particular in Lisbon (where Fernando de Bulhões was born), his cult has long reached greater proportions. The art gallery “A Arte da Terra”, in its role as a space dedicated to Portuguese culture, is once again addressing his cult and influences in its 18th Exhibition about Saint Anthony. It will bring together […]

Lisbon Festivities
Thrones of Saint Anthony street exhibition

Once again the Museu de Lisboa – Santo António is challenging all lisboetas to put together their own throne of Saint Anthony, transforming the city into one huge exhibition room. Continuing the thrones of Saint Anthony tradition, the museum is making throne structures available to the community which they can decorate and place on the […]

Lisbon Festivities
The Sound of Longing | The Portuguese Zither

The particular sound of this instrument and its unique expressive resources allow it to play pieces belonging to musical styles as diverse as Fado, Early Music, World Music and Jazz. The Portuguese guitar is the star of this exhibition, which brings together more than 50 instruments from private and public collections, namely from  Pedro Pedro […]

Lisbon Festivities
As Lisboas do NS

Original drawings, edited illustrations and various objects for – and about – the city of Lisbon created by imaginary of the illustrator Nuno Saraiva over the last 10 years.

Lisbon Festivities
100% Sardine

Add the right amount of inspiration and talent. Choose the theme from a recent soundbite or a customary image. And hope that, in the end, you get that little bit of luck and it turns into another 100% original sardine. Put simply, the formula is uncertain, but the shape is magic. The 100% sardine exhibition […]

April in Lisbon
Photograph Exhibition “Cultural Promotion Campaigns – 1975”

Photographs by Manuel de Brito MFA Cultural Promotion Campaign – Guarda and North Northeast Operations Opening: 17th april, wednesday, 11am Museu do Aljube – 4th floor

April in Lisbon
Carnations as bullets installation

An installation positioned at the Museum entrance during the month of April. With hanging carnations made by the women of Campo Maior and plastic design by Ambrósio.

Com'Out Lisbon
You are (not) here

“Places possess a spirit. But time doesn’t always allow them to keep the same one forever. In this piece of Lisbon, whatever it is in hectares (340), stretching from Terreiro do Paço to Entrecampos, ways of building, ways of letting go and part of a century died. Peace to its soil. In the middle of […]

Com'Out Lisbon
Vicente’18

In its eight edition, the VICENTE project ends a programme of events that, since 2011, has sought to reinvent and explore the relationship between the public and the figure of (and myths surrounding) Saint Vincent, patron saint of Lisbon. VICENTE’18 takes place under the slogan “Lisbon, anchor of the infinite” and brings the artistic offering […]

April in Lisbon
The discovery of the Roman Theatre

A small exhibition about Manuel Caetano de Sousa, the architect who discovered the Roman Theatre in April, 1798. His name remained forgotten for a long time, having been supplanted  by Italian architect Francisco Xavier Fabri. Only recently, with the discovery of new documents at the Real Library of Rio de Janeiro, has it been possible […]

April in Lisbon
Strange recent days of an unhappy time

The Atelier-Museu Júlio Pomar is now hosting the curated exhibition that won the Atelier-Museu Júlio Pomar / EGEAC Prize in 2016, in the second year of the award: ‘Strange recent days of an unhappy time’, curated by Hugo Dinis. One of the works displayed is ‘O Almoço do Trolha’ by Júlio Pomar, an iconic work of Portuguese neo-realism, which the artist started during […]

April in Lisbon
Time After Time

This exhibition comprises over 500 photographs that chart a photographer’s career and help us to understand the key events in Portugal’s recent history. A major retrospective of one of the most iconic figures in Portuguese photojournalism, it showcases photographic documentation spanning almost 50 years of Cunha’s work.

April in Lisbon
Operation Condor

‘Operation Condor’ is the result of nine years of research and gathering images by the Portuguese photojournalist João Pina, in the form of a tribute to the memory of the victims of Operation Condor, a political-military alliance that prevailed at the height of the Cold War between the dictatorships of six Latin American countries – Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. To complement the […]

Lisbon from the inside
The Lisbon that could have been

This exhibition reveals designs, models, drawings and proposals for Lisbon that were presented from the 16th to the 20th century, but were never executed in real life. The exhibition comprises around 200 pieces from urban planning and architectural projects that were ultimately never realised.

Lisbon Festivities
Save the Sardine!

June is the month of basil, parades and Festas de Lisboa. But it is also the month of sardines: of those that drip into the bread and those that glow on paper. Once again, we casted our nets to the seven seas and challenged everyone to join the Sardine Contest 2018. We received over three […]

Lisbon Festivities
Lovers’ Garden: The Art of Marrying in Mozambique

Weddings in Mozambique are surprising, but always solemn, rituals; an event of great importance for family and guests alike. They are prepared to the smallest detail and it is not uncommon for couples to wait for years until they have the necessary means to perform the ceremony (even if this means that the bride and […]

Lisbon Festivities
Temporary Exhibition – Procession of Saint Anthony in Lisbon

An exhibition dedicated to the procession of Saint Anthony that takes place every year on the 13th June and has been part of the festival calendar since the 18th century. A genuine display of faith and devotion, nowadays the procession makes its way through the historic neighbourhood of Alfama. For the first time the exhibition […]