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Avenida da Liberdade

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12 Jun - 2018
Tuesday

9pm
(c) José Frade / EGEAC

Avenida da Liberdade

How to get there?

12 Jun - 2018
Tuesday

9pm

Accessibility for people with reduced mobility.

With well-tuned voices and well-trained steps, groups from different Lisbon neighbourhoods make their way down the Avenida da Liberdade and the city gets all dressed up for what is the high point of the Festas de Lisboa. This year, Vasco Santana and the Canção de Lisboa (film) are the inspiration for the Grande Marcha (Big Parade): the song Vasco é Saudade promises to get the city rocking on the night of Santo António.

Hundreds of people, including costume designers, paraders, choreographers and musicians, work for months on a project that has its grand finale on the night of the 12th June. The Marchas Populares (Parades) are the ultimate symbol of the traditions and peoples of Lisbon’s different neighbourhoods, with the elders giving way to the youngsters in a renewal of traditions and a show of life and love that is celebrated each year.

This year, the neighbourhoods of Lumiar, São Domingos de Benfica and Bairro da Boavista return to the parade, while the Vila da Lousã Parade is the special guest.

Line Up

Infantil “A Voz do Operário”, Mercados, Santa Casa, São Vicente, Alfama, Olivais, Marvila, Ajuda, Lumiar, São Domingos de Benfica, Alcântara, Benfica, Belém, Bairro da Boavista, Madragoa, Mouraria, Bica, Graça, Bela Flor – Campolide, Carnide, Castelo, Penha de França, Campo de Ourique, Alto do Pina, Bairro Alto, Santa Engrácia

Other Events

Exhibitions The Sound of Longing | The Portuguese Zither Museu do Fado, Largo do Chafariz de Dentro 10:00 – 18:00
Exhibitions Thrones of Saint Anthony street exhibition Museu de Lisboa - Santo António, Largo de Santo António da Sé
Cinema Film Festival of Brazil in Lisbon Cinema São Jorge, Avenida da Liberdade Multiple Sessions
Feast of the Muses Museu de Lisboa - Teatro Romano
Popular Festivities Exibições – Marchas Populares Altice Arena 9 pm
Popular Festivities Marchas Infantis de Lisboa Belém – Praça do Império e Jardim Vieira Portuense 5 pm
Theatre Partituras para ir (Music score to go), Joana Braga Meeting point: Bloco das Águas Livres Multiple Sessions
Literature Night of European Literature Carpintarias de São Lázaro, Rua de São Lázaro 18h às 24h
Popular Festivities Arraial de São Vicente Largo da Graça e Largo de São Vicente Multiple Sessions
Popular Festivities Great Fair of Benfica Alameda Álvaro Proença Multiple Sessions
Popular Festivities Arraial dos Navegantes (Fair of the Navigators) Nossa Senhora dos Navegantes Church | Parque das Nações Multiple Sessions
Popular Festivities Arraial Lisboa Pride (Lisbon Pride Fair) Praça do Comércio 4pm until 4am
Guided Tours Lisbon before the Earthquake Museu de Lisboa - Palácio Pimenta, Campo Grande 11h30
Exhibitions Saint Anthony – Art Circle Rua Augusto Rosa 40 Every day, 11:00 – 20:00
In Place of a Show CAB Centro Coreográfico Lisboa, Rua Tenente Raul Cascais 18h30
Music Raquel Tavares and Gospel Collective Castelo de S. Jorge, Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo 22h
Lisboa Mistura – 10 june Quinta das Conchas
Guided Tours Bordalo’s Lisbon Walking Tour Lisboa, Portugal Dia 22 e 29 - 15h
Exhibitions 100% Sardine Espaço Trindade
The Aljube telling stories Museu do Aljube Resistência e Liberdade, Rua Augusto Rosa