Saturday, 28 May 2016

Lisbon awarded “Best City Destination”

Lisbon is been collecting awards in the last couple of years and from last week we can add one more to the lot, Best City or Short Break Destination” by Travel Media Awards.

It is no secret that Lisbon has become one of the Top destinations in Europe and, as stated by Paula Oliveira from Associação de Turismo de Lisboa, these awards are a recognition of Lisbon’s diverse
touristic offer and a boost to carry on with the strategy and investment that will maintain and increase Lisbon’s visibility.

This was the 6th edition of Travel Media Awards. The event took place in Dublin and the election was made by members of tourism specialized press and, as a result, Lisbon was awarded Best City or Short Break Destination.

Find out the complete list of winners.

Monday, 23 May 2016

La Traviata

Last call for one of the most famous operas of all times. There are few tickets left for this event that will take place on Thursday, in Campo Pequeno.

Based on Alexandre Dumas, fils, literary masterpiece, The Lady of the Camellias (1848), La Traviata is an opera in three acts composed by Giuseppe Verdi with libretto by Francesco Maria Piave. The opera debuted in 1853, in the La Fenice Theatre, in Venice and today it is a Romantic work of reference and one of the most performed operas to date. 

Performed by the choir of the Opera del Mediterraneo, the Filarmónica del Mediterraneo, it will be conducted by maestro Fernando Alvarez.

The opera tells the story of Alfredo Germont’s passion for the worldly Violetta Valery, a passion that will shock the puritan 19th century Parisian society, resulting in the lovers’ separation and her tragic death for love.

Saturday, 21 May 2016

Viewpoints Route

Here’s one thing Lisbon has plenty of, Viewpoints. Either natural or built by man this is a route you can’t miss.

Due to its natural landscape with its “7 hills”, Lisbon is a rich city in terms of viewpoints, constantly allowing one to discover new ways of seeing the city.

Now available on our APP, the Viewpoints Route allows you to discover these sites in a dynamic and easy way.

Came and join us in this route through Lisbon’s Viewpoints.

Senhora do Monte
One of the highest viewing points in the city, Senhora do Monte (Our Lady of the Mount), with a small chapel behind the viewing point, offers a sight that includes the Castle, the Graça church and the Mouraria district.

With a view over Alfama, Downtown and Bairro Alto it is a viewpoint not to be missed. The light here is particularly warm in the late afternoon, encouraging you to relax.

Santa Luzia
One of the most famous, near the Largo das Portas do Sol, has every detail you could expect from a viewing point, including a pergola with tiled pillars, walls and benches that form a balcony for the best enjoyment of the view.

Augusta Street Arch Viewpoint
Opened in 2013, after seven months of renovations, this viewpoint offers one of the most unique panoramic views of Lisbon. The entrance is made through Augusta Street and the ticket, which costs 2, 5€, grants you access to the elevator that takes you to the upper level. There and after 30 steps you can visit the clock room and, finally, after another 40 steps the viewpoint.

Miradouro S. Pedro de Alcântara
This is one of Lisbon’s best known viewpoints. Located in Bairro Alto the view extends itself across Restauradores and Baixa and up to the Sé and the Castle.

Santa Justa
It was designed by the architect Raoul Mesnier du Ponsard, and has a cast iron structure, decorated with filigree. In 2002 it was classified as a National Monument.

Amoreiras 360° Panoramic View 
On top of Amoreiras Shopping Center you can find th
e Amoreiras 360° Panoramic View, which offers an unbelievable view of the Portuguese capital.

Check here all that the Avenida Palace's APP has to offer.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Music at the Palace Lounge

The sun maybe shining outside but animation is indoors. The Avenida Palace offers to its Dear Guests a week full of music.

Here’s the complete program:

  • 18th - Piano recital by João Romeiras
  • 19th - Soprano voice and piano recital with Alexandra Bernardo and Bernardo Marques
  • 20th - Piano recital by João Romeiras
  • 21st - Jazz piano by Vicente Valentim
  • 22nd - Fado music played on the piano by Maria Cecília Bettencourt

Join us at the Palace Lounge every day at 7p.m.

Thursday, 12 May 2016

May at the Museu Nacional dos Coches

The National Coach Museum is one of Lisbon’s most highly considered and popular museums and today we bring you the program for May.

May will be a month full of activity at the National Coach Museum featuring initiatives such as, the International Museum Day, the Night at the Museum and the Museums and Cultural Landscapes. The best part is that admissions are free.

We start on May 14th with the opening of the Museum’s Festivities with a show of traditional dancing and singing from Goa, starting at 4p.m., at the Museum’s Auditorium.

On the 18th, the temporary exhibition “Há Fogo! Há Fogo! Acudam! Acudam!” (Fire! Fire! Help! Help!) opens to the public featuring a presentation of 19 fire cars from the late seventeenth to the early twentieth centuries, celebrating the 621 years of Lisbon’s Fire Brigade. The exhibition will take place at the Royal Riding School.

The young ones are not forgotten as on the 18th the museum presents the show “A Princesa Beringela”  - Chinese shadow theater - a tale of princes, wizards and dragons.

Still on the 18th, the Passeio Real (Royal tour) will take place. This circuit made through Belém’s historical district made in Charabanc or Carriage will depart from the National Coach Museum (new building).

Finally on the 21st – the Night of Museums - "Ver as Exposições com outra luz”, from 6 p.m to 11:30 p.m, at the new building and at the Royal Riding School.

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Lisbon’s newest viewpoint is now open!

Do you wish to see one of Europe’s most beautiful cities from a breathtaking perspective? On top of Amoreiras Shopping Center you can find the Amoreiras 360° Panoramic View, which offers an unbelievable view of the Portuguese capital.

The new viewpoint offers visitors an amazing panoramic view over the beauty of the Tagus River on one side and the heart of the city on the other. This space claims to be one of Lisbon’s highest spots and it aims to change Lisbon’s tourist map and become one of the main attractions for thousands of tourists who visit the city.

This unique 360° view over Lisbon, stretches as far as the eye can see. From here one can observe the city’s hills, the river, the green of Monsanto Forest Park and many of the most emblematic monuments, among other points of interest. The platform, with a capacity for 50 people at a time, is equipped with long-range focus monoculars and informational maps for the historical sites.

Access to the Viewpoint is located on the 2nd floor of the Amoreiras Shopping. Tickets cost 5 euros and can be purchased online or at the shopping center’s information desk.

At you can find out more and plan your visit to this brand new viewpoint!

Friday, 29 April 2016

A new Museum in Sintra

The NewsMuseum, Sintra’s brand new museum, opened symbolically on April 25th with the presence of the Portuguese President.

Located in the former Museu do Brinquedo (Toy Museum) right in Sintra’s historical center, the NewsMuseum features more than 25 thematic modules including the “IArena”, a 67m2 lounge with a touch screen with almost 360° vision allowing a great deal of interactivity.

The room includes theme areas dedicated to the journalists who became the news, a multimedia stand about communication, a tower with 70 screens broadcasting the most important news channels in the world and a brief description about the Bairro Alto where, in the past, the major newspapers were located.

The NewsMuseum is the biggest media and communication experience in Europe.