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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.

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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, […]

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Weddings of Saint Anthony

It was in 1958 that for the first time 26 couples were joined in holy matrimony at the Church of Saint Anthony. The aim of the event (at the time sponsored by the Diário Popular newspaper) was to make it possible for couples in financial difficulties to get married. Today, the Weddings of Saint Anthony […]

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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 […]

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Saint Anthony’s Race

On 1 June 2019 the Cofidis Corrida de Santo António (organised by HMS Sports) will celebrate its ninth year. With runners both starting and finishing in Praça D. Pedro IV (Rossio), the 10 km route takes participants around the main thoroughfares of the city’s riverside area. The event has the peculiarity of presenting all successful […]

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Arraial Lisboa Pride (Lisbon Pride Fair)

With free admission, this is a party for the whole city, defining Lisbon as a city that values and celebrates diversity and equality, saying no to discrimination and giving visibility to the LGBTI community and their families. It’s the biggest and most colourful party in Lisbon. Whoever comes to this fair, knows they’ll be back; […]

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Arraial dos Navegantes (Fair of the Navigators)

The Arraial dos Navegantes in Parque das Nações is the most family friendly fair, with around 2000 seats which allow family and friends to enjoy each other’s company in a more leisurely way. There’s also an area especially dedicated to younger ones, the “Arraialito” (little fair), thanks to the help of volunteers, where there’ll be […]

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Arraial da Vila Berta

It all began with a joke between neighbours in 2010 and since then it’s become one of the most popular festivals in Lisbon. This year, there’ll be more of the same: the best sardines, the best beer and always and exclusively the best música popular portuguesa.

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Arraiais Populares

Alcântara Academia de  Santo Amaro Rua Academia Recreativa de Santo Amaro, Logradouro circundante à coletividade 1, 7, 8, 9,12, 13,14, 15,19,21, 22, 28, 29, 30 de junho   Benfica Associação Recreativa de Moradores e Amigos do Bairro da Boavista Rua das Azáleas, Bairro da Boavista 1, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 19, 22, 29 de junho   […]

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Olivais Sul Parish Fair

A fair promoted by the Parish of Nossa Senhora da Conceição de Olivais Sul to bring together the whole community and provide those who live and work in Olivais with a space and a party where everyone’s welcome. Here we’ll be having fun for a good cause as we’ll be raising money to pay for […]

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Exibições – Marchas Populares

7 June Infantil “A Voz do Operário”, Bairro da Boavista, Bica, Marvila, Alfama, Baixa, S. Vicente, Graça 8 June Mercados, Mouraria, Bela Flor-Campolide, Carnide, Alto do Pina, Alcântara, Madragoa, Olivais 9 June Santa Casa, Parque das Nações, Castelo, Penha de França, Beato, Bairro Alto, Ajuda

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Fair of Saint Anthony (Santos Populares in Alvalade)

The Santos Populares are celebrated in Alvalade parish with a fair aimed at all the family. Between 7 and 16 June, there’ll be lots of music, fun and traditional Portuguese cuisine at the Estádio 1.º de Maio. This year, with concerts every day, there’ll be no excuse not to come to Alvalade. The concerts, featuring […]

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Great Fair of Benfica

The Benfica Parish Council is once again organising one of the liveliest fairs in the city: the Grande Arraial de Benfica. In addition to snacks and manjericos (bush basils), you’ll also be able to see live performances by Rute Marlene (20 June), Toy (20 June), Bárbara Bandeira (21 June), Cuca Roseta (22 June) and HMB […]

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Sinning Saints

The city’s most heretical party is back! The Pátio dos Lagares, in the Centro de Inovação da Mouraria is one again hosting Sinning Saints. There’ll be music with ancient South American roots, tropical urban extravagance, as well as afro-electronica, with a first-rate musical line-up and delicious Trans-Iberian snacks. A buoyant ball with a view of […]

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Race of Saint Anthony

“Running at night, all the Saints help”. Trainers on? Muscles warmed up? Ready, steady, go! On 2nd June, get down to the Praça D. Pedro IV! The start of the 10km night race is at 20:30 and the runners will make their way along Lisbon’s Riverside, via Avenida 24 de Julho and Avenida da Índia. […]

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The Weddings of Saint Anthony

The weddings of Saint Anthony are one of the cornerstones of the Festas de Lisboa. This year, sixteen couples will celebrate holy matrimony at a public and joint ceremony, watched by thousands of people on the streets and via the media.    

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“To the Saint I don’t know…neither do I pray nor make offerings”

Come and find out about the story of Saint Anthony, his legend and iconographic attributes and discover his relationship with the present day and the collective memory.    

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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 […]

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Saint Anthony at your service

Saint Anthony takes on the role of matchmaker and, with his throne, sets up camp in the Armazéns do Chiado shopping centre. Romantics will have their requests heard and can take a snap to later reminisce.

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Museulogues. Dialogues between Museums

One theme, two museums. A series of visits involving conversations on a single theme from different perspectives. On this day, the dialogue is dedicated to the Thrones of Saint Anthony.