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Festas de Lisboa 2024: Atlas’ Top Event Picks

The Festas de Lisboa is an annual vibrant celebration that captures the spirit and culture of Lisbon. Throughout the month of June, the city hosts a series of neighborhood parties, concerts, and parades, all dedicated to Saint Anthony, Lisbon’s patron saint, and of course Lisbon’s lesser saints: sardines and bifanas.

Festas de Lisboa 2024: Atlas’ Top Event Picks

The Festas de Lisboa is an annual vibrant celebration that captures the spirit and culture of Lisbon. Throughout the month of June, the city hosts a series of neighborhood parties, concerts, and parades, all dedicated to Saint Anthony, Lisbon’s patron saint, and of course Lisbon’s lesser saints: sardines and bifanas.

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Memorable empanadas named after historical figures from South America

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Charming pizza and burger joint with cozy outdoor seating in Alcântara

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Good location and a Fado residency program where young singers are paired with older guitarists

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