The weekend is here. Find out what you can see in Lisbon and Porto for free

Not knowing what to do this weekend in Greater Lisbon and Greater Porto? Come and peek at the cultural tassels that you can enjoy.

One more weekend that arrives, one that brings us to spring and soon with much to do.
On a weekend where poetry is featured, there are also exhibitions and good music to listen to, ready to please the most varied musical ‘palates’.
Do not forget also that on Sunday there are around the country museums and monuments with open doors waiting for your (free) visit.

So stay with our free cultural suggestions for this weekend in Porto and Lisbon.




CCB celebrates Poetry

The Cultural Center of Belém has kept the celebrations of World Poetry Day for this Sunday. The centenary of the birth of Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen is one of the highlights, but there is much more to see, read and hear. It’s free entry, as you want it on this agenda, but it’s best not to get too late.

Fernando Tordo at the Fnac Meeting

It is one of the voices with more history of Portuguese music – and one that is back in the best of companies. Fernando Tordo returned to the chest and recovered his songs, now in the company of the most diverse figures that are giving letters in Portuguese music. The result is titled ‘Duets – Tell Me Who You Sing’. The singer will present the new work in a meeting with two dates: already this Friday, at 6.30 pm, at Fnac do Chiado. Next Sunday, at 4.30 pm, there is a new opportunity, now at Fnac de Cascais.

In Oeiras already celebrates the 25 of April

It is almost two months of initiatives, in various places and free entry, that the municipality of Oeiras receives on the way to the celebrations of the 45th anniversary of the Carnation Revolution. There are exhibitions, lectures, debates, concerts, guided tours, and endless activities.


There is music in the Campo de Ourique market

The Campo de Ourique market, in the heart of one of the most historic neighborhoods ‘alfacinhas’, has music for all tastes. This March there are small and large concerts to see and hear in the most traditional market in the country. This Saturday the Philip Stones perform.

The Magic of Aardman Studios

The Monstra – Lisbon Animation Festival (which also deserves the visit!), In partnership with the Marionette Museum, presents the first exhibition in Lisbon of the British Aardman Studios, founded in 1976 by David Sproxton and Peter Lord and responsible for films like ‘The Sheep Choné’ or ‘The Flight of the Hens’. The meticulous and fun work of these studios counts on an exhibition of free entrance. In all, there are 47 puppets, eight scenarios, several storyboards, and several sketches. To visit until April 21 at the Puppet Museum.


Beyond this lonely carousel

‘Beyond this lonely carousel’ will get its name from ‘Lonely Carousel’ by Beth Gibbons and Rodrigo Leão. The goal is to celebrate the 55th anniversary of Gallery 111. More than 50 artists are remembered here, in a prestigious list that includes names like Júlio Pomar, Paula Rego or Vieira da Silva. Patent until March 30, at Galeria 111, Campo Grande.

Watercolors of Discovery

One of the most important works inspired by the expedition that resulted in the discovery of Brazil arrives for the first time in Portugal on March 9, exactly 519 years after the armada commanded by Pedro Álvares Cabral from Lisbon. The 52 works that make up the exhibition ‘Aquarelas do Descobrimento’, by Carybé, a plastic artist who, throughout his brilliant career, portrayed Brazil in a very own way. The exhibition is open until May 4 at the Independence Palace (Largo São Domingos, 11 – Lisbon).




Slimmy Live

Slimmy is back, and with a new album – ‘I’m not crazy, I’m in love’ – in the windows. The musician will present his fourth album, with new songs in Portuguese and English, already this Friday, live, at 6:30 pm, at Fnac de Santa Catarina. If this date does not work, you can still see it this Friday, at 10 pm, at Fnac do Norte Shopping, and on Saturday at 10 pm at Fnac do Mar Shopping.

Portobello … Porto Belo

Every Saturday, the historic and world-famous London market of Portobello has a version to think about ‘relax’ at Invicta. Here is Porto Bello, which has several benches. The purchases will have to be paid with the effort of the wallet, the ride not for that.

Where Carlos Alberto Square
When Every Saturday, between 10 am and 7 pm

Bom Sucesso, good music

Every weekend there is music to listen to live at Mercado Bom Sucesso. Among a gastronomic discovery, there is music for the most diverse tastes to accompany. This Saturday, at 10 pm, Be Jazz.

There is history at the Portuguese Photography Center

Between contemporary and historical photography, there are always exhibits to stare at the Portuguese Photography Center. It is located in the Chain of Relation of Porto, the eighteenth-century chain where, for example, Camilo Castelo Branco was detained. Admission is always free.

When Largo Amor de Perdição – Porto
Where From Tuesday to Friday from 10 am to 6 pm, Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 3 pm to 7 pm. Closed on Monday

Romantic Museum of Quinta da Macieirinha

Among Porto’s wide cultural offer there are opportunities that you can take advantage of depending on the calendar. This is the case of the Romantic Museum of Quinta da Macieirinha, which although it has a symbolic entrance fee (2.20 euros), can be visited free of charge at the weekend. The museum is housed in a late 18th-century building, integrated into Quinta da Macieirinha. In addition to the ‘old’ interior space, the surrounding space also deserves a peek.

Dominguinhos at MAR Shopping

On Sundays in the morning, it’s time for Dominguinhos at MAR Shopping, in Matosinhos, with workshops created to think about the little one. This Sunday, March 24, is no exception. It is free but registration is required.

At MAR Shopping there is also magic

Every month there is a free night of magic for fans to be dazzled (or take the time to try to figure out how the trick is done). This Friday, at 9 pm, Ruben Felix will give us magic. Enjoy!

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