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

Discover the cultural tassels that you can enjoy this weekend in Lisbon and Porto.

One more weekend that arrives, the last of January, with so much that there is to enjoy.

There are music, workshops, exhibitions and more to discover.

Before going to suggestions for these days January 25, 26 and 27, we took the opportunity to remind you that Sundays are open days in many museums and monuments across the country.

The best thing is to simply wrap up and not stay at home, even if the rain threatens to give the ‘air of your grace’, which there is much to enjoy.


Eça and the Mayas

Eça de Queirós, the biggest name in Portuguese literature, is the centre of an exhibition in Lisbon, run by the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation and with the support of the Foundation that shares the name with the writer. Photography, painting, sculpture, music and movies, cartoons, letters, chronicles, personal pieces of Eça de Queirós, shown for the first time in Lisbon. Unmissable. The exhibition is open until February 16. Learn more here.

Ah Magano! Há Magano in Cascais

The Magano took the cante Alentejano and gave it new vigour, respecting the tradition. The result is one of the most curious new musical projects of the present time, with whom we have already had the opportunity to speak, and will have the opportunity to see live, this Friday, at 10 pm, at Fnac do Cascais Shopping.

There is a Japanese cinema in the Museum of the East

In January, every Sunday at the Museum of the Orient was synonymous with contemporary Japanese cinema. The cycle, free, is coming to an end but there is still a work that has not entered the Portuguese commercial circuit and can find out. on here. These are ‘The Vancouver Asahi’ 2014 film, by Ishii Yuya, a period drama based on the true story of a Japanese-Canadian baseball team in Canada on the brink of the first major war.

Under the flame of the lamp of Francisco de Holanda

‘Under the flame of the lamp’ is an exhibition that accompanies, through dozens of books, the journey of Francisco de Holanda, a figure of the sixteenth century that marked the Renaissance between us and whose legacy lasts until our days. The exhibition is at the National Library in Lisbon, until February 16.

Rossio is Ana Jotta’s

From Porto, more concretely from Serralves, arrives ‘Joana’, a project by the Portuguese Ana Jotta. The set of pieces found 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. Patent until June 20, 2019.


‘Pour ma Sophie’

Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen, the greatest name of 20th-century Portuguese poetry, will have an exhibition to mark the centenary of his birth. The Porto writer to whom the Botanical Garden of Porto served as inspiration at various times. There are about 300 books from his personal library, dedications, correspondence, manuscripts and other documents to discover in an exhibition that counts as a curator with Martim Sousa Tavares, grandson of Sophia. Everything to see in the Botanical Garden of Porto.

Meeting with Richard Zimler

‘The Ten Mirrors of Benjamin Zarco’ is the motto for an encounter with the most Portuguese American writer of the world, Richard Zimler. Meeting scheduled for this Friday, January 25, at 6:00 pm, at Fnac de Santa Catarina.

Days of Energy

On Saturdays, the Fontes Pereira de Melo Municipal Pavilion offers tai chi, Pilates and yoga classes open to all ages and levels of experience. The initiative is called Dias de Energia. It is advisable to bring comfortable clothing and footwear as well as the use of a personal sports mattress. The entrance, this, is free. Move!

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