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  • Lisbon’s 1755 Earthquake and Tsunami

    On November 1, 1755, Lisbon has devastated by a horrible chain of events, an 8.5 magnitude Earthquake with epicenter only 150 miles from the cost followed by an Tsunami and a ravaging wave of fires.

  • Mysteries of Lisbon – Official Trailer

    Based on the novel of the same name by portuguese writer Camilo Castelo Branco, ‘Mysteries of Lisbon’ plunges us into a veritable whirlwind of adventures and escapades, coincidences and revelations, sentiments and violent passions, vengeance, love affairs, all wrapped in a rhapsodic voyage that takes us from Portugal to France, Italy, and as far as Brazil. In this Lisbon of intrigue and hidden identities, we encounter a series of characters all somewhat linked to the destiny of Pedro da Silva, orphan in a boarding school

  • 25 April 1974 - Cravos, Carnation Revolution

    25 Abril 1974 – Portuguese Carnations Revolution Holiday

    In 25 April, Portuguese people celebrate its revolution day, the freedom from the dictator Almeida Salazar who govern Portugal from 1933 to 1974. Though being a dictator, oddly enough he won the Portuguese version of the TV Show the Greatest Portuguese.

    Being a National holiday and Lisbon the Portugal capital, Lisbon shops will be close in general and traffic highly reduced (watch out for the Av da Liberdade)

    25 April Holiday is a day of both celebration of freedom, remembering of the Heroes called the April Captains, “Capitães de Abril”, and political and social claims around the rights earned right after the drop of the dictatorship regime.

    25 April - Salgueiro Maia - April Captain

    25 April - Salgueiro Maia - April Captain

    One of the most know April Captains, “Capitães de Abril” was Salguerio Maia who lead, in person, one of the military fronts. You can pay him a tribute going to a plate near Largo do Carmo and/or”Ruinas do Convento do Carmo, a set of ruins of a old cathedral, what was left after a huge fire that destroyed it.

    Ruinas Convento do Carmo – Largo do Carmo – Salgueiro Maia Tribute Stone

    25 April Cravos, Carnation Revolution

    25 April Cravos, Carnation Revolution

    One of the symbols of the this revolution day is the Cravo flower. The facts tell that a florist girl pass by the militarist and put into each one of there riffles a red Cravo, and so they became a symbol of peace and the 25 April revolution.

  • Lisbon Regional and Portugal National Holidays

    Take note of this list of dates of Lisbon regional and Portuguese national holidays. In some of these dates the traffic and pedestrian circulation might get affected and places like museums might be closed.

    Saturday, 1 January 2011
    New Year – Official holiday in Portugal

    Monday, February 14, 2011
    Valentine’s Day – Regular Working day

    Tuesday, March 8, 2011
    Carnival (“Carnaval”) – Regional holiday


    • Friday, April 22, 2011
      Saint Friday – Official holiday in Portugal
    • Sunday, April 24, 2011
      Easter – Official holiday in Portugal
    • Monday, April 25, 2011
      “25 April” – Portugal Dictatorship Liberation – Official holiday in Portugal
    • Monday, April 25, 2011
      Easter Monday – Regional holiday

    Sunday, 1 May 2011
    Labor Day – Official holiday in Portugal


    • Thursday, June 2, 2011
      Ascension Thursday – Regional holiday
    • Friday, June 10, 2011
      Portugal Day – Official holiday in Portugal
    • Monday, June 13, 2011
      Day of San Antonio (Lisbon Saint of devotion) – Regional holiday
    • Thursday, June 23, 2011
      Corpus Christi – Official holiday in Portugal
    • Friday, June 24, 2011
      Midsummer day – Regional holiday
    • Wednesday, June 29, 2011
      St. Peter’s Day – Regional holiday

    Monday, August 15, 2011
    Assumption of Mary – Official holiday in Portugal

    Wednesday, 5 October 2011
    Establishment of the Republic – Official holiday in Portugal

    Tuesday, 1 November 2011
    All Saints – Official holiday in Portugal


    • Thursday, 1 December 2011
      Restoration of Independence – Official holiday in Portugal
    • Thursday, December 8, 2011
      Immaculate Conception – Official holiday in Portugal
    • Sunday, December 25, 2011
      Christmas – Official holiday in Portugal