Author: Lisbon Five Stars


February is the “heart month” and in this time Lisbon is full of love and joy!

Not to be missed:

– The Tallest Man on Earth concert at Aula Magna on 6th February,
– A romantic dinner at the “Alma” restaurant by the chef Henrique Sá Pessoa,
– António Zambujo & Miguel Araújo in concert at Coliseu de Lisboa on 17th February
– A walk on the fairy-tale village of Sintra
– Indulge yourself with the views of the “Miradouros”, viewpoints in the old quarter of Lisbon.

Photo credits: Parques de Sintra


It is in March when Spring arrives in Lisbon. Days get longer, with sunshine and more colorful.

Don’t miss the Brazilian joyful voice and rhythms of Seu Jorge at Meo Arena and the expected concert of Eagles of Death Metal at the Coliseu de Lisboa on the 5th March.

Also enjoy an afternoon picnic with a beautiful basket full of Portuguese delicious products from Anita Picnic at Estrela Garden.


The month of April is perfect for a Spring Break. The temperature rises nicely what means that is perfect for a tour in the streets of Lisbon. Don’t miss the internationally recognized Portuguese fado singer Ana Moura concert on 9th at Meo Arena, soul/jazz performance of Fat Freddy’s Drop on the 12th April at Coliseu de Lisboa and the concert of Florence and the Machine on 18th Abril at Meo Arena.

As the nights can still be a little colder, enjoy the Russian Spring Cocktail at Double 9 Bar, which is an exclusive bar at Chiado where you can drink a cup of tea or a superb cocktail.


In September the dormant city becomes vibrant once again. Not to be missed:


. Lisbon’s Architecture Trienale –12 – 15

. Diana Krall at the Meo Arena – 24

. Happy Holi, the colour festival at the University Stadium no Estádio (reggae, hip-hop, world music, lots of dance and fun) – 14

. Festival Terra, an alternative, ecological event – 13 – 15, a fully “green” weekend;

. Cinemateca Portuguesa – the best national and international movies at symbolical prices.


August is a quiet month in Lisbon. Many inhabitants go on holidays and streets are empty of people and traffic (which is actually much better to appreciate the city details!). Make the most of this month to enjoy belvederes and esplanades or take a car and drive about 20 km to any of the beaches around Lisbon. Here’s what you can do in the city and surroundings in the classic dolce far niente month:

– Jazz in Agosto – in Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation open air amphitheater;
– Fantin-Latour versus Manuel Botelho exhibition at Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation;
– Medeiros de Almeida Collection – designated by The Guardian, in May 2015, as one of the world’s best private collections;
– Golf in Estoril – there are 7 excellent golf courses;
– Antiques Fair – every Wednesday at Visconde da Luz garden in Cascais;
– Lx Factory and its boho market every Sunday;
– A horse-drawn cart ride in Belém followed by a visit to the recently opened National Carriage Museum.