The basil manjerico is a token of love that is offered at the time of Saint Anthony. It is one of the traditions associated with the festivities in honor of the patron saint of Lisbon and throughout Portugal.
The June festivities in Lisbon are dedicated to the popular saints: Saint Anthony, Saint John and Saint Peter. It’s a time for entertainment, culture and outings with family and friends. The streets and squares are decked out in song and dance for 1 month.
Open doors to Lisbon’s convents. Free visits during 4 days to discover a little known heritage that has contributed to the identity of the city. Open doors to Lisbon’s convents. Free visits during 4 days to discover a little known heritage that has contributed to the identity of the city.
The Espiga bouquet. A beautiful tradition that continues. A symbol of prosperity, intended to celebrate the summer season, Christianity has made the Espiga coincide with the Ascension.
Jacarandas are well acclimatised in Portugal. In Lisbon their lovely blue-violet flowers give a romantic air to the capital. They bloom in May/June
Open House Lisbon is dedicated to architecture for a weekend. Unusual or closed to the public, usually emblematic places to visit for free
The red carnations are the symbol of the democratic revolution of 25 April 1974. The anniversary is marked every year with parades and festivities.
The Lisbon Book Fair takes place in Eduard VII Park, near Marques de Pombal. The meeting point for book and literature lovers and strollers
New Year’s traditions in Portugal. Cake of kings, queens, grapes…and blue lingerie. Happy holidays.
Cacilhas south shore and Caparica will be discovered with a guide. The best way not to miss the best of a refreshing and curious walk. Follow the guide!