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Festas de Lisboa (Lisbon Festival)

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”.

Date: 01 June 2021 - 30 June 2021
Venue: Various venues.
Website: http://www.festasdelisboa.com
Cost:

Free.


Festas dos Santos Populares (Festivals of the Saints)

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.

Date: 12 June 2021 - 12 June 2021
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Throughout the city, particularly Avenida de Liberdade.

New Year's Eve

The Tagus explodes with fireworks on the Praça do Comércio.

Date: 31 December 2021 - 31 December 2021
Venue: Various sites.

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Sleep with a clear mind and conscience at this Feng Shui designed spa hotel, a tranquil oasis close to Lisbon’s grand boulevard Avenida da Liberdade. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free choices are showcased on the Mediterranean menu and the environmentally-friendly hotel is built from sustainable materials and supports green projects around the globe.

Memmo Principe Real

The latest hotel in Lisbon's three-strong Memmo stable blends contemporary style with traditional touches such as hand-painted tiles and hand-blown bedside lights in the 41 rooms. Guests can get their bearings on a free daily walking tour of the local area, including the leafy Principe Real gardens.

Hotel Florida

This quirky hotel offers rooms inspired by 1950s cinema, some of which have terraces. Its crowning jewel is the retro-themed Great American Disaster Restaurant offering a diner-style vinyl booths and a global menu. Close to the shopping and entertainment district of Bairro Alto, it's also a saunter from the historical neighbourhood of Alfama.

Hotel Borges Chiado

Located in the central district of Chiado, with views of the Tagus River, this budget hotel offers 96 simple rooms that are both comfortable and clean. All rooms come with air-conditioning, TVs and free Wi-Fi. You'd be hard pushed to find somewhere bettered placed for the Museum of Chiado and Bairro Alto too.

Hotel Lisboa Plaza

Designed predominantly by interior idealist Graca Viterbo, this centrally located 4-star hotel has followed a programme of renovation that has kept it looking fresh whilst retaining its unique character. Though it offers 94 classically finished rooms and 12 suites, it feels much smaller with a cosy lobby and friendly service.

Internacional Design Hotel

Overlooking the historic Rossio Square, the interior of this hotel belies its traditional façade. The 55 rooms are split into cool 'concepts' (urban, tribal, zen and pop), with interiors reflecting the themes, such as graffiti artwork, zebra prints and fresh grass aromas, chill-out music or bubble gum colours.