Take time to enjoy the nighlife
My favorite thing about Lisbon was the nightlife. Its not my fault I like to cut loose sometimes. You really can't help in a place like this. The Docks were really cool, we walked into about 10 different discos that were great. I only got to spend a couple days here but that was my portugeuse dream.
Views from the Elevador de Santa Justa
As I said you have a good view of the rooftops of downtown Lisbon from the top of the Elevador de Santa Justa, it is worth the trip up just for the view.
Just off the elevator ramp is also an abandonded monastary or church whose ruins give you a few good shots also.
On the way-up to Castelo de...
On the way-up to Castelo de São Jorce, we stopped at the place of Sé Cathedral and visited the Church of Santa Maria Mayor. It has been a place of worship far before it´s construction in the 12th century.
The cultural scene in Lisbon today is a vibrant collage of old
and new as the ghosts of Lisbon's grand past echo evocatively
around today's venues. Lisbon offers a formidable number of
venues and companies can often be found performing in such varied
sites as outdoor parks and national palaces. The fortnightly
Follow me Lisboa has cultural listings. For those who want to try
their hand at Portuguese, the municipal government publishes the
monthly Agenda Cultural (website:
www.hpv.pt/lisboa/agenda/outras.html), which has a comprehensive
set of listings (there is an English summary during the summer
months). Event tickets can be purchased at the Agência de
Billetes para Espectáculos Públicos (commonly referred to as
ABEP) - there is a kiosk in the southeast corner of Praça dos
Restauradores.Music: The Orquestra Sinfónica Portuguesa
(Portuguese Symphony Orchestra) is now based at the Teatro Camões at the former Expo98 site in the Parque das Nações (tel: (21) 8917753). The Gulbenkian Orchestra and Gulbenkian Choir are among those whose concerts are held at one of the concert halls and
open-air amphitheatre of the Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian,
Avenida de Berna 45A (tel: (21) 793 5131), adjacent to the
museum. The Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, Rua Serpa Pinto 9, is
where opera productions are staged during the September to June
season (tel: (21) 346 8408). Classical concerts are also held
here. Other classical music ensembles include the Sinfonietta de
Lisboa and the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa. Major venues
include the Coliseu dos Recreios, Rua das Portas Santo Antão 92
(tel: (21) 324 0580), and Teatro Municipal São Luís, Rua António
Maria Cardoso 40 (tel: (21) 346 1260 or 346 2343). Theatre: Among
Lisbon's attractive theatres, the Teatro Nacional de Dona Maria II (tel: (21) 325 0800; website: www.teatro-dmaria.pt), at the
top of the Praça de Dom Pedro IV (Rossio), is the most striking.
Theatre and opera productions are also hosted in the Pequeno and
Grande Auditório (Small and Large Auditoria) of the Centro
Cultural de Belém on the Praça do Império (tel: (21) 361 2400;
website: www.ccb.pt). Dance: The Companhia Nacional de Bailado
(Portuguese National Ballet) is based at the Teatro Camões in the
Parque das Nações. Other venues that host dance performances are
the Centro Cultural de Belém and the Fundação Calouste
Gulbenkian.Film: The world's oldest taxi driver and his 1928
Oldsmobile are the stars of the film Lisboa Taxi, which premiered
in January 1997. Films are almost always shown in the original
language, with subtitles in Portuguese. For English-language
films, the best bets are the multiplexes in the larger shopping
centres. The Diário de Notícias newspaper has film listings.
There is a drive-in theatre at the north end of Parque das Nações
with films showing at 2200 (cost: Esc1500 per car).Cultural
events: Since the sixteenth century, a procession of
violet-covered litters has passed through the Graça district on
the second Sunday of Lent in honour of Senhor dos Passos. The
month of June sees some of Lisbon's most popular festivals,
honouring a number of saints with parades and parties. Similar
processions take place on saints' days in many of the surrounding
villages.Literary NotesPortugal's most famous writer was Luís de
Camões, whose sixteenth-century poem Os Lusíadas (1572) captured
the spirit of the Portuguese Empire. The other famous name is the
poet Fernando Pessoa - born in Lisbon in 1888. In addition to his
poems, he was involved with Orpheu magazine (founded in 1914),
which made a significant contribution to the cultural discourse
of the time.José Saramago, the Portuguese native who won the
Nobel Prize for Literature in 1998 is the author of História de
cerco de Lisboa (The History of the Siege of Lisbon 1989), a
fanciful retelling of the 1147 siege of the city.Lisbon appears
in other nation's works of literature as well. The 1755
earthquake, for example, appears as an important symbol in
Voltaire's Candide (1759). Henry Fielding moved to Lisbon for
health reasons and died here after completing the Journal of a
Voyage to Lisbon (1755).
Watch Sporting lisbon play football.
Well, this sport doesnt have to be described. Everybody knows what football is and for you Americans (soccer) and Sporting is one of the best teams in Lisbon so I suggest you to watch one of their games when you visit Lisbon. I did not have that possibility, but I hope I can see one game in the future. None.