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.


Lisbon in January is full with a warm delicious winter sun and beautiful landscapes. Not to be missed:

– The New Year’s Concert presented by the Metropolitan Lisbon Orchestra at CCB on 1st of January;
– Mamma Mia at Campo Pequeno from 12th to 17th January;
– Permanent or temporary exhebitions from Berardo Collection Museum;
– Bryan Adams’s performance at Meo Arena on 25th January;
– Lisbon Oceanarium, open every day of the year from 10am to 7pm.


Lisbon in December is dressed for Christmas and it’s even more magical! Not to be missed:

– Videomapping “As Portas Encantadas” at Terreiro do Paço on 11th to 20th December;

– The 3rd Discoveries Half Marathon on 6th December;

– Mariza with Mundo Tour on 7th December;

– Natalis – a Christmas Fair on 4th to 8th December;

– The Sleeping Beauty presented by the Russian National Ballet on 11th December;

– Disney in Concert for the kids on 26th December;

– New Year’s Eve in Terreiro do Paço 31th December.


November’s calendar in Lisbon is packed with diverse festivals and cultural events around the city. Not to be missed:

  • Belle and Sebastian concert on 12th November
  • The traditional trams,
  • Grabbing a “Pastel de Bélem” while contemplating the “Mosteiro de Belém”,
  • Go shopping at Avenida da Liberdade
  • Visit the fashion museum MUDE

October is a pretty live moment in Lisbon with lots of events taking place. Not to be missed:

  • Há Fado no Cais “There is Fado in Cais”, is an event hosted by the Fado Museam and CCB , bringing together the best Fado singers. On the of 3rd October the magnificent Aldina Duarte is acting on CCB
  • The French Film Festival featuring the premieres of the best French film productions 8-18th October
  • Lisboa Fashion week is back where Portuguese designers will present their collections for Spring/Summer 2016 , 09-11th October
  • First concert of Dave Mathews Band 2015 European tour on the 11th of October at Meo Arena
  • From 23rd till the 25th there will be a Wine Market in Campo Pequeno Bull Arena which will bring together over 100 Portuguese producers with the aim of disseminating national exclusive products of high quality at competitive prices

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.