May 22, 2019 getLISBON

The first days of intense heat with cold wind or showers in between, as well as the streets replete with the lilac jacaranda, remind us that the Lisbon Book Fair is just around the corner.This is an event that is always on the locals’ agenda and that precedes the Lisbon Festivities that take place in June. Soon the city will be smelling like grilled sardines, febras (pork steaks) and manjericos (ocimum minimum, a plant traditionally used during the festivities) and the snail season will officially have started. Snails along with a beer are the perfect combination for many people’s evenings.Since…

May 15, 2019 getLISBON

Today we invite you to visit the Feira da Ladra, the oldest Lisbon’s Flea Market that takes place every Tuesday and Saturday early in the morning until early afternoon in Campo de Santa Clara.It might be hard to find real gems at Lisbon’s Flea Market but there’s always a reason to go back there: to look for a part to fix an old object; in the hopes of finding an interesting bargain; or simply to nostalgically roam around childhood memories that remind us of people or experiences.Whether you call them antiques or kitsch, vintage, retro objects or any other name…

September 5, 2018 getLISBON

In September the party isn’t over in Lisbon, this time in Carnide! Get to know the tradition of the Festivities and the amazing patrimony of the Church of Our Lady of Light (Igreja da Nossa Senhora da Luz). You have a month to enjoy the centenarian fair, to choose the music concert that you like the most and to, without fail, discover the secret that the Church of Our Lady of Light keeps. But first let’s learn a little about the origins of Carnide, the Church and the festivities associated with this place of ancient pilgrimages and miracles.   Carnide,…