The African Lisbon Tour is more than just a tour — it’s part of a movement started by a West African immigrant to Portugal to show the other side of the Times of the Explorers and Portugal’s colonial past, right here in the capital.
Bullfighting still has a central place in Portuguese culture, despite many activist groups’ repeated demands for its abolition. Despite our reservations, we decided to explore this Iberian tradition after being invited to a show at Lisbon’s last remaining bullring.
The Museu do Aljube takes us inside the prison that can be described as kind of purgatory between hell and hell, where prisoners were served a taste of hell to come. Step inside and have a look around.
The humorous play is performed in English by the all-Portuguese cast, complete with brilliantly choreographed dance routines and re-written versions of popular international songs, like Wannabe by the Spice Girls, that keep the audience captivated and amused.