It’s time to see the cultural tassels you can enjoy in Lisbon and Porto.
With doubts about what to do this weekend?
Do not be afraid if the weather does not help, because there is much to discover in Lisbon and Porto.
As always, News by Minute has been looking for free events.
The list is varied and for very diverse tastes. Before you stalk it, do not forget that there are many museums and monuments by the country outside doors open on Sunday, waiting for your visit.
Eça and the Maias
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, pieces of the personal treasure of Eça de Queirós exhibited for the first time in Lisbon. Unmissable. The exhibition is open until February 16.
I’ve been here – Graffiti History from A to Z
In an exhibition organized and designed by António Jorge Gonçalves, we look at Graffiti beyond the dimension of simple scrawl on the wall to find the relationships between contemporary graffiti and what humans were scratching at different times and geographies. The initiative takes place in the LU.CA Theater Luis de Camões, in Calçada da Ajuda, Lisbon. It takes place between February 1st and 10th and is free admission.
Night Book Fair
This weekend there is the Night Book Fair at number 12 of Rua dos Anjos, in Lisbon. Once again, the initiative is in charge of Mob – associative space. There are balances to enjoy!
There is a market in CCB
The first Sunday of each month is synonymous with a market in Lisbon’s ex-libris, the Cultural Center of Belém. This Sunday, February 3, is no exception.
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.
There is music at Mercado Bom Sucesso
It has been a hit, Mercado Bom Sucesso, with live music to enjoy every weekend. This Saturday, February 2, there is Samba do B. to discover, from 9 pm.
‘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.
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.
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.
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.
Good weekend and good cultural discoveries!