This week in Lisbon: Week 31

by Lisboeta

August is finally here! August would normally mean vacations, music festivals, the traditionally parties in villages… Not this year. But there’s still plenty to do around here!

New discounts for museums and monuments!
The Ministry of Culture has created a campaign that makes access to more than 60 museums, palaces and monuments cheaper.

A summer discount campaign, that lasts until September 30, which includes all monuments, museums, national palaces and archaeological sites, which are under the tutelage of the Ministry of Culture.

In the case of individual tickets, “the discount will be 25 percent on the normal value of this package.” On family tickets, the discount is 45 percent and the family concept includes “the ascendants or the descendants, a total of up to 10 people”.

Queen Maria Pia’s rooms open to the public for the first time
This new project now integrates, in the exhibition circuit, 8 new spaces and about 100 movable assets never before seen.

Queen Maria Pia was the last queen to live in the National Palace of Sintra, until the eve of the Implantation of the Republic.

sintra national palace

The new circuits and pieces introduced in the space intend to reintegrate, in the National Palace of Sintra, the last period of life of this Portuguese royal residence and recover the original decorative environments, which reflect the refined taste of the queen.

You’ll be able to visit the Bed Room, where the queen slept; the Toilette Room, where she dressed, put on makeup and combed; the Room, where he rested; the bathroom and the wardrobe. Don’t miss it!

There’s a new Bordalo II art piece near Lisbon!
Artur Bordalo, known by the stage name Bordalo II, started out in graffiti but is most famous for the famous animal sculptures made from garbage.

bordalo II sintra

It’s called “Plastic Baby Bear” and it’s literally the representation of a baby bear created from recycled materials — namely plastic. It is the new work of art by Bordalo II, which is located in the Praceta Universal Fraternity, in Cacém.

Check out our article about Bordalo II here.

Also last week the Boom Festival lineup for 2021 was revealed. 2020 edition was rescheduled due to the pandemic.

Enjoy your week!

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