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Portugal, party territory

Portugal, party territory

Every summer, Portugal hosts a large variety of outdoor festivals inviting everyone to enjoy the best sounds under a clear evening sky. 2011 is no exception, and there are some great line ups this year with some incredible bands more ...

Head down to the Cascais Cooljazz Festival 2011

Head down to the Cascais Cooljazz Festival 2011

Cooljazz in Cascais is a festival with its own personality and an intimate atmosphere, which throughout the seven years it has been running, has won a place in the hearts of music lovers and earned an excellent reputation amongst summer musical festival-goers. more ...

“Peixe em Lisboa”, Lisbon fish and flavours gastronomic event this April

“Peixe em Lisboa”, Lisbon fish and flavours gastronomic event this April

From the 7th to the 17th of April, “Lisbon fish and flavours”, a popular gastronomic event held in the Portuguese capital will once again be taking place much to delight of foodies all round. Thanks to the programme of activities organised alongside the lovely grub on offer, previous year’s editions have proven to be rather popular in light of the growing number of guests received, thus this year, Lisbon fish and flavours promises to be even bigger and better yet! more ...

IndieLisboa'11, International Independent Film Festival to be taking place in May

IndieLisboa'11, International Independent Film Festival to be taking place in May

From the 5th to the 15th of May the 8th edition of the Lisbon International Independent Film Festival will be celebrated. We are referring to Lisboa'11 comprising an event which combines works of independent cinema from all over the world and that has an array of sections to bring cinema fans and film fanatics some great cinema, some of the most important works of the year, new world cinema, films that go beyond the mainstream, and an array of activities aiming to bring the public closer to the world of cinema including the opportunity to speak to the creators of their favourite films and participate in debates focusing on the world of cinema. more ...

The Coliseu dos Recreios in Lisbon featuring Tchaikovsky's masterpieces Swan Lake and the Nutcracker

The Coliseu dos Recreios in Lisbon featuring Tchaikovsky's masterpieces Swan Lake and the Nutcracker

Lisbon is well and truly keeping its visitors entertained this season what with the stunning Christmas decorations and lights, exciting festive events and the Winter Festival soon to be taking place. We say this because after Christmas and in addition to the other events on the agenda, the Russian State Ballet will be performing the classic ballet Swan Lake in Lisbon’s Coliseu dos Recreios on the 1st of January, and his masterpiece the Nutcracker on the 2nd. more ...

Lisbon Winter Festival to be held in January 2011

Lisbon Winter Festival to be held in January 2011

The charming city of Lisbon is just a melting pot of culture, and the Christmas events on offer this festive season are particularly elaborate with all the beautiful lights and decorations, as well as their Christmas tree of record breaking height, not to mention the festive and fabulous Gifts and Craft trade show, and finally their New Year’s Eve celebrations which promise to be spectacular with the firework displays, concerts and performances, amongst many other events organised for seeing in the New Year. And, that’s not all as the Portuguese capital will be continuing to entertain the locals and visitors alike with its Winter Festival of art and culture that the city will be hosting from the 6th to the 31st of January 2011. more ...

Arte Lisboa, art festival in the Portuguese capital

Arte Lisboa, art festival in the Portuguese capital

This November, from the 25th to the 28th they will be celebrating the unique contemporary art fair in Portugal, or Arte Lisboa 2010. This event will gather together national and international artists and exhibitors to promote the exchange and advancement of art in Portugal more ...

The best restaurants in Lisbon

The best restaurants in Lisbon

Lisbon, the Portuguese capital can boast of having a very rich gastronomy thanks to its diversity of products, and the fact that the Atlantic that surrounds its coasts has a vast variety of fish, which in combination with the land, wines and agricultural produce supplies an unrivalled culinary diversity. In general the restaurants in Lisbon are of excellent quality, but here we would like to provide a guide of the three best restaurants in the Portuguese capital so that you can try some of the best food in Lisbon. more ...

Playlist Sounds of Portugal

Playlist Sounds of Portugal

Like every Monday, we want to contribute to get to know a bit more about the music that characterizes and reflects the personality of a Friendly city or country. And this week we have directed our attention to Portugal. The music scene in this country is not only based on its most international expression, the fado, but on a wider mix of styles, represented by many Portuguese bands playing different styles. more ...

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