This week in Lisbon: Week 33

by Lisboeta

It’s the end of another summer week! Here’s what you missed.

Start planning your festival season for next year.

As you know the COVID-19 pandemic pretty killed any event worldwide. In Portugal the summer festival season was reduced to online and TV events. However, next year festival season is already in full gear. Check out our article and prepare your suitcase, because next year you will rock. 15 festivals and tons of concerts!

One entrance to Praça de Espanha metro station will be closed for 8 months

Due to works related to the new park being created near Praça de Espanha, the south atrium of the station is closed for an estimated period of 8 months. According to the information shared on the website of Metro Lisboa, the lobby will even be demolished. It will be rebuilt with a new alignment also directed with the future bus stop of Avenida Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro and pedestrian access to the IPO.

praça de espanha metro
Praça de Espanha metro station

Cinema de Verão

Cinema de Verão (summer’s cinema) is an initiative from the Parish of Santo António, as in previous years, which aims to offer the community warmer nights in front of the screen. If you’re one of those who even likes to enjoy the afternoons on the grass and glass in hand watching the sunset at the viewpoint, remember that on Saturdays you can extend the idle until later, because from 21.30 it is movie time in Mayer Park and you do not have to pay an penny more for it.


Art and culture meet in Marvila in another edition POSTER. The streets of the neighborhood become an open-air gallery with words, photographs, drawings and illustrations, now until 6 September. Contrary to what has been happening with successive cultural events to be canceled, POSTER Mostra remains intact and returns to the eastern neighborhood of Marvila with 30 posters, in a format appropriate to the current context. The posters on display are the result of the ten winning works of Open Call and 20 other national and international guests, among them Ljubomir Stanisic, Javier Mariscal, Inês Lopes Gonçalves, Rita Redshoes, Seamus Murphy, Alberto Garcia Alix, Vanessa Teodoro or Maria Imaginário. Always outdoors and with the recommended distances, you will be able to walk headlong in the air and have one month to do so. The exhibition route of the posters will be along Rua do Açúcar, but as in previous editions, POSTER also promotes consumption in local businesses by developing a map of restaurants, shops, brewers and cafes of Marvila where you can stop along the route. More info at the official event website.

Amoreiras 360° Panoramic View

The famous viewpoint of the Amoreiras shopping center is a privileged place to admire the hills of Lisbon, the red roofs and the Tagus, for that amazing photo for the hammocks. It has already reopened, although only during weekends, and until August 31 st the entrance is free. The number of visitors will be limited and entries will take place on a first-come, first-served basis, and the use of a mask on the platform is mandatory.

That’s it for now! Have a nice weekend and enjoy Lisbon!

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