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

Look out for the cultural tassels that there is to enjoy in Lisbon and in Porto this weekend.

The month of March has already brought us some rain but this weekend reserves us the sun, according to forecasts.

Nothing better than to take the time to leave the house.

There is music, cinema, exhibits and more to enjoy.

Stay with our suggestions.


ABECEDÁRIO is the name of the literary festival that between these days March 8 and 11 has much to give us. The initiative of the Reading Cabin in collaboration with three independent bookstores in Lisbon (Barata, Tigre de Papel, and Leituria) honors a word every year. Fronteira is the term to take into account in this edition.

For four days, more than 50 activities, including readings, literary meetings, debates, literary cafes and concerts, take place in bookstores, libraries and cafes in four parishes of Lisbon (Areeiro, Alvalade Avenidas Novas and Arroios) in a genuine cultural manifestation of the language Portuguese Follow everything here.


Photography Exhibition from the book by José Cardoso Pires

From this Saturday, March 9 (inauguration at 5:00 p.m.), until the 25th of this month, there is an exhibition of photography inspired by a certain Lisbon by José Cardoso Pires to discover. The exhibition is visible in the Xuventude of Galicia – Centro Galego de Lisboa, in Júlio Andrade Street, between the Martyrs of the Motherland and the Garden of Torel, two green areas of Lisbon that are also worthy of your attention. More information here.


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 the exhibition of free entrance. In all, there will be 47 puppets, eight scenarios, several storyboards, and several sketches. To visit until April 21 at the Puppet Museum. Learn more here.


Rossio is Ana Jotta’s

From Porto, more concretely from Serralves, ‘Joana’, a project by the Portuguese artist Ana Jotta, comes a set of pieces, which has found a new house for the coming times. The works are hung on the roof of the first floor of the Rossio Station, waiting for your visit. Shows patent until June 20, 2019.


Nasty women Exhibition

The Monumental Gallery in Lisbon hosts a three-day show with works by artists from around the world joining a global artistic movement, without fears of ‘talking’ about women’s rights through paintings, engravings or photographs.


There is dance in the Time Out market

Time Out helped to breathe new life into one of Lisbon’s most typical and ‘old’ markets. Here, the first Friday of the month is synonymous with dance and there is even open class to help the most inexperienced to take the ‘first steps’.



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


The tales of Edgar Allan Poe illustrated

The tales of the fantastic universe of Edgar Allan Poe were entitled to tribute through illustrations. ‘The Best Stories of Edgar Allan Poe’ is the name of the exhibition that counts on the work of 28 national artists. To find out at Fnac do MAR Shopping, until April 3. Learn more here.


Market brings joy to Foz do Douro

This Sunday, March 10, Jardim do Passeio Alegre receives the second edition of the Market of Joy. Open between 10 am and 6 pm.


There is music at Mercado Bom Sucesso

It has been a hit, Mercado Bom Sucesso, with live music to enjoy every weekend. This Saturday is no exception. There is music from Mu Chebabi to discover, from 10 pm. Learn more here.


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 is no exception. It is free but registration is required. For subscriptions and more information click here.


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

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