Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is one of the largest cities in the European Union. It is located on the Atlantic coast and annually receives millions of tourists.

Among all European capitals, Lisbon is distinguished by the number of unique attractions that remind guests of the imperial past of the city and country. The majestic cathedrals, magnificent palaces and pompous monuments to the kings are only a small part of what you can see in the Portuguese capital. In addition to a rich excursion program, the city also offers a variety of entertainment. Varieties of urban and international festivals take place here regularly, and the vibrant nightlife will bring many great memories of holiday in Portugal.

Lisbon Festivals

In Lisbon, as well as in all of Portugal, even the most insignificant event can be an excellent reason for the celebration and folk festivals with dancing and music. Local people like to have fun, and most importantly, they know how to do it. In the Portuguese capital are many of the most diverse festivals. Here are just some of the biggest ones:

  • Dia de San Antônio (St. Anthony’s Day) – June;

St. Anthony is considered the patron saint of the Portuguese capital. On the days of the festival, the city is decorated with colorful garlands and flags, and the streets are accompanied by the delicious smell of sardines (a traditional Portuguese product). In addition to food fairs, the city hosts performances of dancers and musicians, a costume parade, and an entertainment program for children.

Lisbon, Portugal

  • Caixa Alfama – September;

It is the largest music festival in the city. As part of the event, you can attend performances by musical groups and soloists who play national Portuguese music. This festival is included in the UNESCO World Heritage List.

In Lisbon, there are other music festivals of different styles and genres. For example, Jazz Em Agosto jazz festival, Com’Paco popular music festival, Nos Alive festival and many others. Of course, religious holidays, such as Christmas and Easter, are widely celebrated in the capital of Portugal.

Lisbon Nightlife

You will have to visit several places at once during your vacation to enjoy the nightlife of Lisbon. The fact is that each place has a unique feature by which it is impossible to draw any definite conclusion about nightlife in general. Therefore, to make a more complete picture of nightlife, you need to try them in different forms.

Market Mercado da Ribeira is the best place to eat in the city. In this area, 35 different restaurants offer excellent food at reasonable prices.

Lisbon, Portugal

One of the most popular nightclubs in the city is the Music Box on Carvalho Street. Here you can have fun, dancing without stopping until the early morning hours. Lux nightclub on Infante Dom Henrique Street is one of the most popular places with a huge dance floor. Due to its high capacity and stylish design, the club is very popular among tourists and locals.