Culture

Culture

African Lisbon Tour: A Conversation We Need to Have

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.

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Culture

Bullfighting in Portugal

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.

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Art

The Silent Lady: Maria Helena Vieira da Silva

When rebuked about not talking enough about her work, the modernist painter Vieira da Silva once retorted: “And what does one paint for? Isn’t it to make the canvas speak? The painter’s language is the paintings themselves!”

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Art

Almada Negreiros: Lisbon’s Futurist

Jack of all trades, master of none? Well, this saying doesn’t hold true of Almada Negreiros, as he seems to have mastered not only the literature and painting for which

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Museum

Electricity Museum

A huge space dedicated to engineering, science, and exploring the history of Lisbon’s electricity

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Culture

The Portuguese: Lisbon’s Own West End Musical 

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.

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History

Restaurante Panorâmico Then and Now

Crumbling, and marked with decades of graffiti, the abandoned Panorámico restaurant looms over Lisbon on a hill in Monsanto Park like a forgotten alien spaceship.

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Culture

December 1st: A Celebration of Defenestration

The Portuguese saying De Espanha, nem bom vento nem bom casamento (literally: from Spain, no good wind nor good marriage) comes to mind in light of today’s celebration of Portuguese Independence from

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