June 1 till 30, 2016
Popular Marches June 12, 2016
With a summer smell in the air, Festas de Lisboa fill with animation the most typical places of the city and bring to the streets thousands of people. Saint Anthony, much revered in Lisbon and treated as a true patron of the city, sets the mood for the festivities that reach their high point on the evening of June 12, with the parade of popular marches on Avenida da Liberdade where we have our hostel, with a balcony that allows you to see a privileged way the parade of popular marches made in our beautiful city. On the afternoon of the 13th, the procession in honor of this popular saint who has matchmaker fame, through the streets surrounding the cathedral and gives the religious nature to parties. Evenings are animated by the camp in the neighborhoods of Lisbon, Castle of Mouraria, Graça, Alfama, and Bairro Alto, with lots of music and dance to the rhythm of popular songs. Adorned with garlands and colored globes, the streets are invaded by the smell of grilled sardines and the aromas of sweet basil accompanied by a paper carnation and an allusive block to St. Anthony. June is the main month of these parties, which extend into the summer and include very diverse events such as fado performances, jazz and other musical genders, film and theater festivals, sports events and exhibitions.