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Days of Poetry are Coming

Poets from Angola, Croatia, the USA, Mexico and Portugal arrive at the end of the month for Lisbon Revisited – Days of Poetry, meetings, conversations and readings. Before hearing them speak, listen to them read their poems in anticipation of the international meeting organised by Casa Fernando Pessoa.

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Night of European Literature

The most international literary event of the Lisbon Festivities once again filled the streets on June 8. This year, the European Literature Night (NLE) moves to the historic Santana Hill, and entry is still free. The 7th edition of the NLE will take place in 15 spaces, selected because they are not always associated with […]

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Bordalo’s Lisbon Walking Tour

Every road in Lisbon has numerous trails to explore: urban landscapes and layers of history that show us who we are. Bordalo was a born-and-bred lisboeta and it was here that he lived and worked. Through his work we can follow the evolution of the city at the end of the 19th century, but we […]

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Today I feel…Zé Povinho

It was on 12 June, 1875 that Bordalo first drew the figure Zé Povinho. On the day when Zé Povinho celebrates 144 years of existence, this visit will give us a detailed understanding of the complexity of this iconic character created by Rafael Bordalo Pinheiro.

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Bordalo is celebrating

Activities and fun for families, cheered by the presence of our mascots Bordalo Pinheiro and Zé Povinho.

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Convivências (Conviviality). Temporary Exhibition

Guided tour of the temporary exhibition in the Pavilhão Preto

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Lisbon before the Earthquake

The Earthquake of 1755: its consequences. The reconstruction of the city and those involved.

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Picnic at the Palace

In the 19th century, Campo Grande was a place of pilgrimage for its fairs and summer homes. The Palácio Pimenta , formerly used for holidays and leisure, is a good example of this. Grab your hamper and come and discover what picnics were like two centuries ago. The programme includes visits to the Palácio Pimenta, […]

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Feast of the Muses

16:00 – Lecture by Filomena Barata 16h – Crown and jewellery workshop (for the young and the not-so-young) 17:30 – 18:30 – Dance workshop with the group Terpsichore 19:00 – “The Wine of the Muses”

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Bacchus Hour

Live music, eyes on the river and glass of wine in your hand are what make up Bacchus Hour, held by the Museu de Lisboa – Teatro Romano during the evening of the last Thursday of each month.

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European Archaeology Days

The museum is joining INRAP France (Institut national de recherches archéologiques préventives) in the celebration of European Archaeology Days with awareness-raising activities aimed at children, but also for the general public. There’ll be workshops and themed tours: how do you excavate? What is archaeology? Why is archaeology a science?

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Iberian Radical Left – International Conference

In the 1970s, when the Iberian dictatorships had ended, the constellation of small organisations which were positioned to the left of the communist parties united the minds and desires of a generation arising from the post-war years, during the Cold War, and from the development of capitalism and the consumer society. The fall of the […]

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The Aljube telling stories

Resistance and Freedom. Freedom to think, feel and imagine. Themes from letters, memories, tales and stories, to be told to youngsters. With Elsa Serra.

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Remember Belém Tour

This tour aims to draw attention to the history of Belém, as a place connected to the Maritime Discoveries and featuring at the 1940 Portuguese World Exhibition. It will thereby demonstrate how constructed and natural heritage intersect and reinforce its cultural and patrimonial identity, linked to the Tagus and the sea.

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Diego El Gavi

Lisbon singer/songwriter Diego el Gavi launches his first album Puerta del Alma and reveals a heartfelt interpretation of the deep gypsy aura, in a fusion of Flamenco with Latin Jazz. Joins Victor Zamora piano, Paulo Croft guitar, Ricardo Pinto trumpet, Leo Espinosa bass and Carlos Mil-Homens percussion.

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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 […]

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Histórias Suspensas (Suspended Stories) by Joana Providência

Deviations lead us to other short stories. Time in stories either stops or passes very quickly…here it is suspended in the eyes of those watching and sharing in this adventure! What’s coming next?! A house, which looks like a small cupboard, holds secrets. The doors keep opening and closing, revealing and concealing characters and situations. […]

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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 […]

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1st Anniversary LU.CA

  15:00 Miguel Fragata Readings. Mezzanine 15:00 Avião EZ passage (Aeroplane EZ ticket). Street 15:30 -19:00 Workshops by Maria Remédio, Joana Leal, Rita Raposo and Belisa Sousa 15:30 – 19:00 Installations: Querido LU.CA (Dear LU.CA), O Som do Teatro (The Sound of the Theatre), Pontos de Escuta (Listening Points). Mezzanine and Street 16:00 Avião EZ passagem (Aeroplane […]

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Premiere of Teatro de Compras documentary

For each shop, a writer was invited who, after researching the place, came up with a story based on the memories of the place and its historical, cultural and commercial identity. Over eight editions, which were part of the Festas de Lisboa programme from 2009 to 2016, more than 50 artists and 40 shops took […]