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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.


MagMell: The Most Irish Band Portugal Has Ever Produced

January 28, 2020

An incongruous band, to say the least, MagMell plays traditional music from various countries in bars, venues and parties across Portugal. Most well known for their Irish Trad sets, many listeners are shocked to discover that they are all, in fact, Portuguese!

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What’s on in Lisbon in January

January 10, 2020

The debauchery that accompanies the end of a decade has passed. The world is returning to its normal pace – which means shops, bars, cafes, restaurants and street vendors that have been hidden for the holidays are once more opening their shutters, rolling up their sleeves, and hawking their wares. There is much to see […]

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What’s On for Christmas and New Year’s 2019/2020 in Lisbon

December 10, 2019

Not all events are created equal this holiday season.

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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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