The main season for the popular festivities in the city of Lisbon falls on the nights of June the 12th and June the 13th. This is when the city of Lisbon is filled with the locals, the outsiders, and the visitors from all around the world to witness the Festas de Lisboa first hand.
It is a massive gathering of people that come to see, experience, and even participate in the street parades, the street dances, the wine, the beer, the food.
The city of Lisbon never sleeps – Its neighbourhoods, its streets, and its alleys all fill up with smoke and smell from the sardine grills in the streets, the chorizos, and the pork steaks. These delicacies are to be ate with bread and a salad – if one is lucky enough to find an available table that is.
If one does not get enough of this most special night on the first visit, they should not worry. Many of the central and traditional neighbourhoods in the city of Lisbon keep the festivities going all throughout the month of June at least. The time has long passed when the street festivities of the Santo Antonio were all the same – an organ, basil, the smell of sardines, and a combo to appear at a certain time of night.
Today, the city of Lisbon is a significantly more electric city and, as much as we all love the classic and traditional Antoine Feast, we cannot ignore the diversity that exists in the Portuguese capitol anymore, which has been born out from the contemporary society. Now, instead to Santo Antonio, the 22nd of June in the city of Lisbon is now dedicated to the LGBTQ+ community and their parade that goes through the Praça do Comércio, accompanied by vegan menu in the restaurants and street food stalls around the Portuguese capitol.
While one is in town for the festivities, making new friends, falling in love at the beaches, savouring the food and weather of the country of Portugal, getting to know the city, we suggest that
they also take a moment to browse through the properties that we have to offer.