August 2015 - August 2016 (The event takes place on the third Sun of every month.)
On the third Sunday of each month at 1100, tourists congregate to watch the ......
On the third Sunday of each month at 1100, tourists congregate to watch the ceremonial Changing of the Republican Guard in front of the Presidential Palace in Belem just outside Lisbon city centre. With cameras at the ready, tourists also gather to watch the Charanga which sees 28 horsemen from the Cavalry Regiment riding pure-bred Lusitano horses as they perform ceremonial military marches. The ritual dates back to 1910 and the end of the Portuguese monarchy.
Garden of Viera Portuense
Belem, Belem, Portugal
Lisbon 2016 events
Estoril Music Festival
Date (To be confirmed):
July 2016 - August 2016 (Various.)
With an exciting music programme that ranges from classical to modern jazz, ......
With an exciting music programme that ranges from classical to modern jazz, this summer event takes place in various venues in and around Estoril in Lisbon. The festival dates back to 1975 but has broadened its horizons in recent years to include orchestral and choral concerts as well as numerous outdoor performances and chamber recitals. Musicians, soloists and orchestras from all over the world attend this popular festival. There are also a number of masterclasses and workshops.
Various venues in and around Estoril.
Various, Estoril, Portugal
Rock N Roll Marathon
2 October 2016
The race starts from the city of Cascais, heading east along the coast to L ......
The race starts from the city of Cascais, heading east along the coast to Lisbon, runners following Marginal Road parallel to the Atlantic Ocean.
Street entertainment, festivals, cinema, music and theatre, parades and fol ......
Street entertainment, festivals, cinema, music and theatre, parades and folk festivities are just some of the highlights of this summer event taking place in historic districts, along Avenida da Liberdade, and other major streets. Locals dance, listen to Fado, eat grilled sardines and drink. It is also traditional to hold a collective wedding ceremony where the brides are known as “Brides of Santo António”.
Festas dos Santos Populares (Festivals of the Saints)
Date (To be confirmed):
This festival takes place throughout the city, with decorations in the stre ......
This festival takes place throughout the city, with decorations in the streets. The feast of Saint Anthony festival is celebrated mainly in the Alfama district and on the Avenida da Liberdade where there is a huge parade. The festival consists of singing and dancing, food and drinks, lanterns and streamers. Fado music can be heard and copious amounts of grilled sardines are eaten. The festival of São Pedro at the end of the month consists of street celebrations and a boat procession on the Tagus River.
Throughout the city, particularly Avenida de Liberdade on the opening day.