What to do in Lisbon | Events in Lisbon
Europe's Leading City Break Destination for two consecutive years (2009 and 2010), makes a typical Lisbon, "the city of seven hills", a memorable destination of charm and modernity.
Homogeneous place of thousand and one pleasures, Lisbon is a muse city, intrigant and contrasting that preserved its soul where the old blends with the modern.
A place to explore freely by each pathway we go through.
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MUDE - MUSEUM OF DESIGN AND FASHION
In an international context, MUDE holds a unique spot as a museum, joining both fashion and design under one roof.
Based on the Francisco Capelo collection, acquired by CML, the museum brings together many of the most emblematic objects created from the mid-1930s to the present. Furniture and small utilitarian objects reflect the major design movements and trends of the twentieth century. The collection includes 1000 objects and 1200 examples of haute couture, and is still growing. You´ll also find garments, footwear and accessories, mainly from high fashion, weaving the history of fashion during the same period.
Rua Augusta, 24
Tel. 21 888 6117
Tue to Sun 10:00-20:00
Fri & Sat 10:00-22:00
CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN MUSEUM
This museum started with the private collection of Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian, a pioneer of the oil industry, philanthropist and friend of Portugal. In complying with his last will, a museum was built specifically for housing his works of art, a heritage comprising six thousand items. The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum gathers in its permanent exhibition galleries around one thousand works of Egyptian, Greco-Roman, Mesopotamian, Eastern Islamic, Armenian, and Far Eastern Art, European Painting, European Sculpture, European Decorative Arts, European Book Art and Works by René Lalique.
Avenida de Berna, 45 A 1067-001 Lisbon
Phone 21 782 3000
Tuesday to Sunday: 10:00 a.m. - 05.45 p.m.
CARMO CONVENT ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM AND RUINS
This museum was founded in 1857 at the ruins of the Carmelite convent, Convento do Carmo. It houses a rich archaeological exhibition, including Prehistoric, Roman, Medieval and Visigoth vestiges, featuring sculpted pieces, as well as epigraphic and numismatic material.
Largo do Carmo
Tel. 21 347 8629
Mon to Sat 10:00 - 18:00
SÃO ROQUE MUSEUM
This Museum is housed within the former “Professed House of the Jesuits” in Lisbon, adjacent to San Roque Church. It opened in 1905 as the Museum for the treasury of the Chapel of Saint John the Baptist, in commemoration of the important collection of 18th c. Italian art, which has been the subject of several interventions throughout the 20th c., accompanying changes in the fields of museology and museography.
Largo Trindade Coelho
Tel. 21 323 5444
Tue to Sun 10:00-18:00
CHIADO MUSEUM (MNAC)
Portuguese Contemporary Art Museum
In Lisbon´s historic downtown, the Chiado Museum, founded in 1911, underwent major reconstruction in 1994.
The collection of Portuguese art housed here, composed of pieces ranging from 1850 to the present day, is the most important exhibition of contemporary art in Portugal.
The Chiado Museum brings together a considerable collection representing the Romantic, Naturalist and Modernist periods, as well as a vast array of paintings, sculptures and Portuguese drawings from the 19th c. to present.
Indoor garden with open-air café.
Rua Serpa Pinto, 4
Tel. 21 343 2148
This museum boasts a collection of 500 antique dolls, dating from the early 18th c. to present.
They are presented in different rooms, in chronological order, and with furniture and decor of the era which they represent.
Figueira Square, 7
Tel. 21 342 8574
Tue to Thu 11:00-12:00 & 15:00-17:00
This small private museum is owned by Millennium BCP Bank and reveals the archaeological wealth that exists underneath the downtown Pombaline area of Lisbon. It exhibits vestiges from different eras, but principally Roman.
Another interesting feature at the NARC is the exposed cage structure, which is an architectural system/support invented by engineers of the 18th c. to resist earthquakes, similar to the 1755 quake, which destroyed the city.
Visits by appointment only, during the specified schedule, for groups of up to 15 people.
R. Correeiros, 9 … Tel. 21 321 1700
Thurs 15:00 - 17:00
Sat 10:00-13:00 & 15:00-17:00
TOWN HALL (CML)
Praça do Município
Tel. 21 322 7000
PALACE OF INDEPENDENCE
This is one of the most representative examples of 17th c. architecture in Portugal. Though visibly from centuries past, we can take a step even further back in time to the 14th c., from which exists a parchment documenting the sale of the house, when it changed hands to a family member, establishing it as the family´s main house or "Manor" house.
Set on land sloping up to the east and up against the Fernandina Wall to the north, it is inserted right in Lisbon´s historic downtown, northwest of Rossio Square, in Largo de São Domingos, at the entrance to the Portas de Santo Antão.
Largo de Sao Domingos, 11
Tel. 21 324 1470
Mon to Fri 9:00 - 19:00
The Alecrim (Rosemary) 50 Gallery bets on emerging artists and projects of quality and innovation, thus developing a program of contemporary art in painting, drawing, sculpture, photography and installation.
Rosemary Street, 50
Tel. 21 346 5258
Mon to Fri 11:00 - 19:00
Sat 11:00 - 13:30 & 16:00 - 19:00
ALLARTS GALLERY - INTERNATIONAL GALLERY OF NAÏVE AND FIGURATIVE ART
This gallery was created with the aim of encouraging and promoting the knowledge of Naïve and Figurative Art in Portugal. It intends to demonstrate that genuine and spontaneous creation, within this art form, has its own characteristics and qualifying attributes, stemming from the individual observation of the natural world around us, which may constitute an important cultural asset for the countries and communities involved.
Rua da Misericórdia, 30
Tel. 21 795 1034
Although in existence for eight years now, it is likely that there are still many people who have never entered this store. That´s to be expected. It is "hidden" on the top floor of the Benetton Building, high up in the Chiado area. However, it's never too late to get to know new places and this space has just been renovated. So, it's time to visit “Factory” Features.
Rua Garrett, 83 - 4 † (Benetton Megastore) Tel. 21 325 6765
Mon to Sat 10:00 - 20:00
PEDRO SOUSA FOUNDATION
The Pedro Sousa Foundation, was created solely for social benefit, investing in cultural, scientific and charitable endeavors.
Its priorities are to promote and implement initiatives involving culture, education, business, healthcare, philanthropy and art.
Rua Serpa Pinto, 10
Tel. 21 347 6157
Mon to Fri
10:00 - 13:00 & 14:30 - 19:00
3 + 1 GALLERY
Contemporary Art Gallery 3 +1 presents group shows consisting of work from young international and national artist, who are not represented in Portuguese galleries.
Rua António Maria Cardoso, 31
Tel. 21 017 0765 www.3m1arte.com
Tue to Sat 12:30 - 20:00
Rua Poço do Borratém, 39
Tel. 21 888 4310
Mon to Fri 10:00 - 13:00 & 14:00 - 19:00
CHIADO 8 GALLERY
Chiado8 Contemporary Art Gallery opened in January 2002 and is a project of the World Fidelity Insurance Company, which decided to participate in the rehabilitation initiatives of the Chiado area. It has utilized one of its central buildings to create a space for promoting contemporary art. The programming has been the responsibility of Culturgest since March 2006.
Fidelity-Global Ed, Largo do Chiado, 8
Tel. 21 323 7335
Mon to Fri 12:00 - 20:00
GALVEIAS ART GALLERY
Over 39 years of uninterrupted activity, the San Francisco Gallery
and, most recently, the Galveias Gallery have maintained a highly regarded level
of art exhibition, whether by disseminating new values of Portuguese Art
or exhibiting the great masters of national and international painting and sculpture.
Rua da Misericórdia, 83
Tel. 21 342 2232
Mon to Sat 10:30 - 13:30 & 15:00 - 19:00
SÃO FRANCISCO GALLERY
Over 39 years of uninterrupted activity, the San Francisco Gallery and, most recently, the Galveias Gallery have maintained a highly regarded level of art exhibition, whether by disseminating new values of Portuguese Art or exhibiting the great masters of national and international painting and sculpture.
Rua Ivens, 40… Tel. 21 346 3460
Mon to Sat
10:30 - 13:30 & 15:00 - 19:00
By combining a restaurant, wine bar, art gallery and cyber café, this gallery is considered unique, while the stone arches of this space give it a special feel. Open since September of 2008, the gallery holds a new exhibition every other month. In the months without an exhibition, various activities take place, including concerts and movie series. The exhibitions are organized by the cultural magazine "Umbigo".
Calçada Nova de São Francisco, 14
Tel. 21 347 6323
Mon to Wed 10:00 - 24:00
Thurs to Sat 10:00 - 1:00
JOÃO ESTEVES DE OLIVEIRA GALLERY
This gallery opened its doors in October 2002, with the objective to promote and broker contemporary works on paper. The gallery is named after its director, Joáo Esteves Oliveira, and features well-known artists such as Julio Pomar and Pedro Cabrita Reis.
Rua Ivens, 38 Tel. 21 325 9940
Mon 15:00 - 19:30
Tue to Fri 11:00 - 19:30
Sat 11:00 - 13:30 & 15:00 - 19:30
QUADRADO AZUL GALLERY
It is the third gallery from Porto to open a space in Lisbon within the last year. Along with the Fernando Santos Gallery and the Graça Brandão Gallery, the renowned Quadrado Azul Gallery has installed itself in the historic district, on a bright ground-floor-level store in the Largo Stephens, on Rua das Flores, near Cais do Sodre.
Largo Stephens, 4
Tel. 21 347 6280
Tue to Sat 13:00 - 20:00
From Monday to Saturday, always at 7 o'clock pm., young Portuguese musicians sing traditional fado at Cine Theatro Gymnásio, in Chiado, Lisbon.
CINE THEATRO GYMNÁSIO
Rua da Misericordia, 14-2
Tel. 21 343 0184/ 96 171 7778
TEATRO DA TRINDADE
As a classical theater, or Italian, with an intricate and imposing facade, the Teatro da Trindade, located in downtown Lisbon, is an architectural reference dating from the 19th c.
Largo da Trindade, 7A
Tel. 21 342 0000/ 5938
MÁRIO VIEGAS THEATRE-STUDIO
Tel. 21 325 7652
TEATRO MUNICIPAL SÃO LUIZ
Lisbons´s Municipal Theatre, São Luiz, is considered one of the most important performance halls in the city.
Rua António Maria Cardoso, 38
Tel. 21 325 7640/ 50
TEATRO NACIONAL D. MARIA II
Following the revolution of 1836, Passos Manuel gave Almeida Garrett the responsibility of developing Portuguese theatre in global terms, instructing him to submit a plan for the foundation and organization of a national theater... Therefore, the birth of this theatre, D. Maria II, in 1846.
Rossio - Praça D. Pedro IV
Tel. 21 325 0800/ 27 / 35
TEATRO NACIONAL DE SÃO CARLOS
This theatre was inaugurated in 1793 by Queen Maria I to replace the Tejo Opera Theatre, which was destroyed in the 1755 earthquake. Located in the historic center of Lisbon, it is one of the major concert halls of the capital. It is the privileged setting for opera, but also boasts flamenco tradition.
Largo de São Carlos, 17/21
Tel. 21 325 3000
CNC - NATIONAL CULTURAL CENTER
Rua Antonio Maria Cardoso, 68
Tel. 21 346 6722
FEIRA DOS ALFARRABISTAS (USED-BOOK FAIR)
Tel. 21 342 8562
Sat 10:00 - 18:00
Rua da Vitória, 73 - 2 †
Tel. 21 342 1215 / 93 542 1215
OGIVAL ROOM - VINIPORTUGAL
Praça do Comércio
Tel. 21 342 0690
Praça do Comércio
Tel. 21 886 1840
BASÍLICA DOS MÁRTIRES
CAPELA DE NOSSA SENHORA DO MONTE DO CARMO
Largo do Carmo, 25
ERMIDA N. SENHORA DA OLIVEIRA
Rua de São Julião, 140
IGREJA DA ENCARNAÇÃO
Largo do Chiado
IGREJA DAS CHAGAS
Rua das Chagas
IGREJA DE SANTA MADALENA
Largo da Madalena, 1
IGREJA DE SÃO CRISTOVÃO
Rua de São Cristovão
IGREJA DE SÃO DOMINGOS
Largo de São Domingos
IGREJA DE SÃO NICOLAU
Rua da Vitória
IGREJA DE SÃO PAULO
Rua de São Paulo
IGREJA DE SÃO ROQUE
Largo Trindade Coelho
IGREJA DO CORPO SANTO
Largo do Corpo Santo
IGREJA DO LORETO
Largo do Chiado
IGREJA DO SACRAMENTO
Calçada do Sacramento, 11
IGREJA N. SRA. DA CONCEIÇÃO
Rua da Alfândega, 112-114
IGREJA N. SENHORA DA VITÓRIA
Rua da Vitória, 100
With over 1000 machines in a large area distributed over two storeys, the Lisbon Casino is a safe bet for all those who love to gamble but also for those who want to enjoy a nice meal, a concert or a show.
The Arena Lounge provides a multi-functional space. The rotary bar located at the centre becomes a stage for bands, singers and “nouveau” circus artists. Also at the Arena Lounge, you can enjoy a cocktail and a snack in a chill-out setting. The multi-use stage welcomes a different band every night for live performances. In addition to lively concerts, you may also enjoy stand-up comedy shows or watch major sports events. Admission is free for these shows in the surrounding area or for the price of a drink at the rotary bar. Only for people over 18 years old.
Located at Estoril, 18 km from Lisbon and 20km from the Lisbon International Airport, the Estoril Casino was the first casino in Europe.
The Casino features an extensive exhibition program at its Art Gallery, modern restaurants, two discos and a large variety of machines and gambling tables. Only for people over 18 years old.
WHAT'S ON IN LISBON
CONCERTS IN LISBON 2015
July 26th - Lianne La Havas - EDP Cool Jazz Fest - Jardins do Marquês de Pombal
October 11th - Dave Matthews Band - MEO Arena
November 4th - Supertramp - MEO Arena
November 14th - Tiago Bettencourt - Coliseu de Lisboa