ezimut.com promotes a Lisbon tour
ezimut.com teamed up with Miss Lisbon to jointly make an original tour through Lisbon. Scheduled for next December, the 1st (a Saturday), this stroll will include a walking part and another one, aboard the typical streetcar 28, showing the Lisbon sites in which the famous poet Fernando Pessoa lived. The tour is scheduled to 10:30 am and São Carlos Square (in Chiado) is the meeting point. The price of this tour is 9.50 euros. Please sign up via email firstname.lastname@example.org
A London exhibition of dinosaurs in Lisbon
Dinosaurs are back in Lisbon in the Pavilhão do Conhecimento (the Knowledge Pavilion) located in the parque das Nações. The exhibition “T.rex: when chickens had teeth”, an adaptation of the event held in the Natural History Museum in London, is open from the 15th October. You can find fossils and compare various species of dinosaurs in this exhibition. Be prepared to look into the eyes of a real-sized tyrannosaurus rex and watch realistic scenes with huge robotic animals: a T. rex eating a triceratops or an Ankylosaurus defending itself with its giant tail. You can also touch a fossilized sauropod footprint and feel what the skin was like. You will be able to see the oldest and largest nests of the dinosaur world which belonged to the Portuguese species Lourinhanosaurus. This dinosaur exhibition is being held in Lisbon until August 2013 and can be visited from Tuesdays to Fridays from 10 am to 6 pm. At weekends and bank holidays, the opening hours are 11 am to 7 pm. Adult tickets cost 7 euros and for children (six to 17 years) it costs 4 euros. Family tickets (two adults and two children up to 17 years) are sold for 15 euros.
OutJazz ends this week-end
The last session of the 2012 edition of OutJazz will be held next Sunday 30th September in the Tapada das Necessidades garden. The closing program includes the band Kumpania Algazarra (at 5 pm) who will be followed by DJ Moustashe who will play through until sunset. On Friday 28th September, the Undergroove band will play at the Hotel Tivoli from 6 pm. Over 80 000 people attended the 5 consecutive months of OutJazz 2012′s concerts to listen to more than 200 artists for free! On Fridays, the shows took place in spots such as on public transport, hotel terraces, gardens and viewpoints. On Sundays, the traditional ideas were maintained so the concerts occupied five different gardens (Estrela, Monsanto, Parque Eduardo VII, Belém Tower and finally theTapada das Necessidades’ garden). After six consecutive years, the festival OutJazz promises to be back in 2013.
Roman galleries open to the public
Lisbon’s Roman galleries, located in rua da Prata (near praça do Comércio) will open to the public on the 28th, 29th and 30th of September (from 10 am to 6 pm). Hidden beneath the junction of rua da Prata and rua da Conceição they are usually flooded with water. However, every year, usually at the last week of September, firefighters remove the water and open these Roman galleries to the public. Discovered in 1771 during the reconstruction of Lisbon after the earthquake of 1755, the galleries are dated from the first century after Christ and are similar to other public buildings of the Roman city of Olisipo. It is believed that they are domed constructions so as to create a platform supporting other buildings. An inscription to the god Asclepius suggests the public use of this building. You can visit a network of perpendicular galleries with small cells on the side of the galleries; probably used as storage spaces. Also visible are the stone arches, a technical characteristic of the Roman architecture, and also the spring galleries from where the water flows which then floods the whole room. Guided tours are free; just turn up at number 77 of rua da Conceição within the opening hours. As attendance is always very high, please be prepared for inevitable queues.
Baixa-Chiado PT Bluestation celebrates its first anniversary
The project Baixa-Chiado PT Bluestation celebrates next September 8th its first anniversary with 2 concerts not to be missed! The Baixa-Chiado station, belonging to subway system of Lisbon, allows the correspondence between the blue and green lines. Its central location turns this station one of the busiest in entire network. The architectural project is designed by the architect Alvaro Siza Vieira and plastic intervention of Angelo de Sousa. The Baixa-Chiado PT Bluestation is a project of cultural dynamism that, in addition to providing wifi and free sharing of information, also incorporate the challenge to present “an event a day, 365 days a year” taking place within that station. The line-up of these events has always a theme proposed and developed by a reference figure in the cultural life of Lisbon. Next Saturday, September 8th, to celebrate the first anniversary of the project, the Baixa-Chiado PT Bluestation will present 2 concerts: Filho da Mãe at 9pm and Frankie Chavez at 10pm. The entrance is free!
More information, visit Baixa-Chiado PT Bluestation.