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From plaintive fado to infectious kuduro, progressive rock to modernist orchestral compositions, Lisbon’s always been a playground for musical talents.


On the Fringe: The Museum of Mechanical Music

November 12, 2019

You may remember a small mechanical music exhibit in Lisbon’s Museu do Fado in recent years. It contained 40 pieces from Luis Cangueiro‘s original collection, which were on loan for this temporary exhibit— the same exhibit that inspired us to make the pilgrimage to the source in Pinhal Novo. The Museu da Música Mecânica is […]

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Halloween in Lisbon in 2019: What’s On This Year

October 16, 2019

If you’re like the majority of the Atlas staff, you basically live for Halloween. Wearing a costume here isn’t what you’d call obligatory, especially since Halloween is an imported holiday, but every year it gains more and more steam as a steady stream of masked revelers pour into night clubs and onto the streets ready […]

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What’s On in Lisbon in October

September 19, 2019

The shops, cafes, and restaurants have finally returned from their Férias, you aren’t melting as much, and the kids are settled back at school. Finally, you can enjoy some culture. We’ve gathered some of the best art, music, and other events in the city in October so you can plan your visit!

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Why You Should Definitely Go to Lisb-on (Even if You’re Not Super-Into Electronic Music)

September 12, 2019

The venue, the amenities, the crowd, and the vibe all add up to a perfect late-summer weekend in Parque Eduardo VII.

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MEO Sudoeste in Review

August 16, 2019

Thinking about going to MEO Sudoeste 2020? Here are some of the highlights from MEOSW 2019, the headliners, and a little insight into the site itself.

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What’s On in Lisbon in September

August 7, 2019

The tourists have left, the Lisboetas who run the city’s coolest restaurants and clubs are back, and the summer is far from over. September is one of the best months to be in the city — here’s why.

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Making the Most of MEO SudoEstse

July 30, 2019

August has arrived and so has MEO Sudoeste, the much-anticipated week-long music festival held in Odemira, not far from the southern edge of Portugal (but still out of the way of the Algarve tourist rush). The festival provides music-lovers with the opportunity to camp out as part of the experience, and you can choose from […]

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