Que faire à Lisbonne en septembre?

Lisbonne en septembreLes mois d’été sont passés à une vitesse folle et pourtant Lisbonne résonne encore de cette douceur estivale. Au Portugal, l’été indien n’est pas qu’une chanson, et il est plus qu’agréable de profiter des charmes de la gastronomie, de l’architecture et de la culture portugaise pendant le mois de septembre.

D’ailleurs, de nombreuses activités culturelles et touristiques sont proposées à Lisbonne pendant le mois à venir. Voici une petite liste, non exhaustive, de bonnes excuses pour venir passer quelques jours à Lisbonne…histoire de profiter d’un été qui se prolonge encore et toujours au Portugal.

Museu nacional de Arte Antiga

Situé dans le quartier de Lapa, à quelques pas du centre-ville historique de Lisbonne, il s’agit du plus important musée d’art ancien du Portugal. Il présente près de 40 000 œuvres dont notamment des peintures, sculptures, dessins en provenance d’Europe, d’Afrique ou même d’Asie datées du XII au XIXème siècle.

Surtout, durant la première semaine de septembre, vous pourrez profiter d’une exposition temporaire qui vous guidera à travers le baroque portugais et notamment les œuvres de l’artiste Josefa de Obidos.

Vogue Fashion Night Out

Pour les amateurs de Mode, la nuit du 10 septembre est à réserver dans votre agenda. En effet, dans les quartiers de Chiado, Baixa et Principe Real, aura lieu la VFNO (Vogue Fashion Night Out) ! Cette sixième édition vous permettra de flâner au grès des animations dans les magasins et de profiter de réductions exceptionnelles.

Festival du film d’horreur

Si vous aimez vous faire peur, et si la mort de Wes Craven vous a attristée, il est encore temps de lui rendre un dernier hommage en vous rendant au Cinema São Jorge entre le 8 et le 13 septembre. Vous pourrez en effet assister à la 9ème édition du MOTELx Festival, le festival international du film d’horreur de Lisbonne.

Vraiment, Lisbonne est pleine de surprise !!

Museu do Teatro Romano

Inauguré en 2001, le musée était en rénovation ces dernières années et ouvre progressivement à partir de septembre 2015. L’occasion donc de découvrir les restes archéologiques du théâtre romain qui était installé au cœur de la ville. Le musée dispose aussi d’expositions qui permettront de découvrir les trésors archéologiques découverts durant les fouilles, et d’un espace multimédia qui vous permettra de redonner vies à ce théâtre antique.

Queer Lisboa

Pour les amateurs de cinéma, le mois de septembre est généralement un bon cru. 2015 à Lisbonne ne fait pas exception à la règle ! Du 18 au 26 septembre, Lisbonne accueille un des plus importants et un des plus anciens festivals LGBT au monde : QUEER LISBOA. Vous pourrez découvrir l’actualité cinématographique de la scène gay, lesbienne, bi et trans.

L’occasion de découvrir Lisbonne sous un autre jour et de découvrir ses facettes multiculturelles et son ouverture d’esprit !

Lisboa na Rua

Musique en plein air, concerts, films, expositions, rencontres culturelles…Vous profiterez jusqu’au 20 septembre de surprises quotidiennes grâce au festival « Lisboa na Rua » qui se déroule dans différents quartiers de la capitale.

Tous les évènements sont gratuits, et l’art et la musique viennent à la rencontre des passants !

Une occasion à saisir, le festival dure jusqu’au 20 septembre !

Fado dans l’Alfama

Le 18 et 19 septembre, le quartier de l’Alfama vibrera aux sons des accords de guitare et résonnera des notes de Fado. En effet, pendant ces 2 jours, des concerts de Fado sont organisés, et de nombreux artistes portugais viendront y jouer, dont notamment Ana Moura, Raquel Tavares ou encore Marco Rodrigues.

De quoi se laisser tenter et découvrir cette musique authentique !

Benfica-Belenses

Difficile de ne pas évoquer le football dans un pays comme le Portugal, et difficile de ne pas évoquer Benfica dans une ville comme Lisbonne. Mais saviez-vous qu’il existe 2 autres clubs dans la capitale ? Le Sporting Portugal bien sûr, mais aussi le quartier de Belem a son cub : Os Belenenses. C’est donc l’occasion le 13 septembre, de vous rendre au stade de Benfica (Estadio da Luz) pour assister au second derby de la ville. Bleu ou rouge, quel sera votre couleur ?

Et vous, qu’avez-vous prévu de faire à Lisbonne en ce mois de septembre?a

Lisbon, a real city of football

Lisbon will not lose its good habits. After being the center of football, past may, with the Champions League final, the Portuguese capital will receive again teams from all over the continent.

The least we can say is that is going to be big. As all the big European cities and capitals (with the exception of Paris), Lisbon has several teams in the European competitions. Benfica and Sporting in the Champions League and Estoril in the UEFA cup (Estoril is not a team from Lisbon but we cannot ignore it).

The program is loaded and great posters will be displayed in the magnificent stadiums of Lisbon.

Benfica (Estádio da Luz)

estadio_do benficaBenfica has a relatively homogeneous group. Composed by the teams of Zenith Saint Petersburg (Russia), Bayer Leverkusen (Germany) and AS Monaco (France, Monaco), the “reds” group is not an easy one. Several important players left the team this summer, but no one lost confidence in the mythical coach, Jorge Jesus, to return to the tide of victories.

Sporting (Estádio de Alvalade)

alvaladeComing back to the competition, after being several years away, the green team couldn’t get a harder group, the team was in the pot 3  (you should see  the specialized sites for better accuracy… but if you need an apartment in Lisbon you can be sure we can help you!) The group G it’s a hard one, it counts with the presence of great teams like the English Chelsea FC (2012 winner of the competition), and also the German Schalke04 and the Romanian Maribor. We can anticipate great games to this renewed Sporting team as it returns to the competition eager to win.  It is also an opportunity to meet the famous Portuguese coach, José Mourinho.

Estoril (Estádio António Coimbra da Mota)

The blue and yellow players from Estoril will have a hard task at Group E of the UEFA’s Cup. They will also be able to visit Europe all around, as they will have to travel to Russia (Dynamo Moscow), Greece (Panathinaikos) and the Netherlands (PSV Eindhoven). Estoril FC will play against true heavyweights of football, and they will also be the only Portuguese team in the competition.

It is with great pleasure that the city of Lisbon will receive these sports events and the fans of all teams. Each year, the squares in the center of Lisbon get fulfilled with fans of all teams, always maintaining a cordial relationship among rivals. We will have the pleasure to receive the football fans in our apartments at the center of Lisbon and in the neighborhoods of Benfica and Alvalade.

As we always say … let the best win, especially if it is a team from Lisbon!

Lisbon Fish & Flavours 2010 – April 10th to 18th, in Parque das Nações

The third edition of Lisbon fish & flavours (Peixe em Lisboa) brought some of the best restaurants from the Lisbon area, including three Michelin stars. It also makes a bet on the Brazilian Cuisine and reinforces the internationalization of the initiative.

Organized by the Tourism Association of Lisbon (Associação de Turismo de Lisboa), the event will take place, just like last year, in Pavilhão de Portugal, in Parque das Nações from April 10th to 18th 2010.

As for the participant Chefs, the Spanish Joan Roca, one of the most quoted Chefs of today and co-owner of the restaurant El Celler de Can Roca, who in 2009 received his third Michelin star, and with that reaching the highest rate, will certainly receive the major attention. The event is also betting in the cuisine practice in Brazil with the participation of six Brazilian renowned chefs.

Lisbon fish & flavours (Peixe em Lisboa), will have 12 restaurants led by renowned Chefs. These restaurants will be open permanently from midday to midnight and will have tastings of fish and seafood.

Visitors can also enjoy several theme gourmet areas such as the Gourmet Market, in addition to presentations on fish and seafood by Portuguese and foreign chefs.

If you visit Lisbon in April don’t miss this opportunity. Stay in one of Travelling to Lisbon’s apartments in Parque das Nações. Either coming for business, honeymoon or for tourism in holidays, Apartments rent in Lisbon gives you the possibility of living a genuine Lisbon taste!

Rock in Rio 2010 – Lisbon, Portugal

Rock in Rio is a series of rock festivals held in Brazil and later in Portugal and Spain. This music festival is one of the biggest in the world. With seven editions to date – three in Brazil, three in Lisbon and one in Madrid – Rock in Rio has brought together over 4.5 million people.

The first edition of Rock in Rio Lisboa, as the festival was officially called, took place in 2004. Although the festival had a slight change of name, it kept the same structure as the Brazilian editions. An entire City of Rock, with an area of over 200.000 m2 was erected at the Parque da Bela Vista, with a large centre stage and several tents where different artists would perform, simultaneously.

The City of Rock was back to life again in May 2010, with more great bands, with numerous tents for every musical taste, and lots of other attractions within the Parque da Bela Vista in Lisbon.

Shakira, John Meyer (May 21), Elton John, Leona Lewis (May 22), Muse, Snow Patrol (May 27), Miley Cyrus (May 28), Rammstein and Megadeth(May 30) are among the confirmed bands for this year’s Rock In Rio Lisboa, set to take place May 21-30 at Parque da Bela Vista.

The Parque da Bela Vista is one of the largest open areas located within the city limits of Lisbon. Traffic and parking spaces in and around the City of Rock will be restricted. Use public transport. Use the normal subway lines (red line) to arrive at Bela Vista and the special lines when you leave.

If you are looking for accommodations in Lisbon near the City of Rock visit the Travelling to Lisbon website where you will find the best selection of apartments in Parque das Nações – four metro stations away from the Bela Vista subway station.

Carnival in Portugal, near Lisbon

The Rio Carnival may be the most famous in the world but in Portugal the Carnival is also celebrated in a dazzling show of street parades, floats and parties.

Carnival traditionally celebrates the ending of winter and the beginning of Lent. In Lisbon there aren’t big festivities in the streets but some Bars and discos will have some kind of parties related to the theme on the night before (Monday to Tuesday) also you’ll see some kids in costumes on the previous Sunday.

One of the highlights of Carnival festivities near Lisbon is the Loures Carnival, called the “Carnaval Saloio”.This carnival features the famous Cegadas, the Mastronças parade and the traditional Enterro do Entrudo on Ash Wednesday.

To the north of Lisbon there is also the famous Torres Vedras Carnival, described as the “most Portuguese in Portugal”. This carnivalmaintains the traditions of the Portuguese festival, with a parade of creatively decorated streetcars satirizing society and politics, and where the locals are always the real stars of the festival.

Also not to be missed in this region are the traditional carnivals at Alcobaça and Sesimbra.

So, if you are planning a city break or vacations in Lisbon during the Carnival period, prepared yourself for some party!

Events in Lisbon

Lisbon is famous for having a big variety of shows, exhibitionstheatres and live concerts.

Beyond our famous music, the Fado that you can listen in Alfama or Bairro Alto, in January and February we have a lot of good events such as the live concert of Michael Bolton – January 17th – or the artistic show of Lago dos Cisnes.

If you are a rock music fan, don’t miss the Moonspell concert on the 23rd of January. They will act at FIL at Parque das Nações. In February 15th, Joss Stone returns to Lisbon to present her new record, “Colour Me Free”. The concert will take place in Coliseu dos Recreios, near Restauradores Square.

If you want to know a little more about Portugal, you have an excellent opportunity to do it by visiting the BTL – International Tourism Exhibition, the biggest showcase of what Portuguese tourism has to offer. The Exhibition is taking place at FIL, Parque das Nações.

In Centro Cultural de Belém you also have a variety of dance shows, theatre and music concerts at your choice.

So, if you intend to do a weekend break in Europe or a cultural city breakLisbon is an easily affordable travel option and a fascinating place for your holiday.

To make the most out of your city break we have a wide range of self catering apartments in Lisbon with a central location, near the tourist attractions you must not miss, and close to good restaurants and Casas de Fado (Fado Houses) for unforgettable evenings.

Enjoy Christmas and New Year’s Eve in Lisbon

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If you are in a mood for big celebration why not enjoy a different Christmas and spend a nice New Year’s with your friends and/or family? So come to Lisbon and have lots of fun!

Soon the decorations will be held and you can enjoy the city getting even prettier this time of the year.
On 29th November 2009, a gigantic Christmas tree, located on the famous Parque Eduardo VII in Lisbon, was officially hand over in a colourful ceremony. 1 625 000 micro-lamps will give new life to the scenic grounds of the tree that will illuminate Lisbon during the Christmas period, between 5.30 pm. and 01.00 am.

Some years ago, the Christmas Tree location changed to Praça do Comércio, in the heart of Lisbon Historic Centre.
Every November, Lisbon begins to be full of Christmas street lights. Lisbon’s Baixa (downtown), Chiado, Rossio, and Avenida da Liberdade are some of that places. This luminous atmosphere can be enjoyed whilst Christmas shopping throughout Lisbon’s shopping districts. An excellent opportunity to become acquainted with the city’s streets and Christmas customs.

Lisbon is one of the European warmest, cheapest, and most beautiful cities where you can have the best Christmas and New Year’s! Feel at home in one of Traveling to Lisbon’s apartments and spend a special holiday season.