Festas de Lisboa – Milton Nascimento, Carminho, Ana Moura, António Zambujo, Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra

Hotels.tv/lisbon reports: “What’s up Lisbon?

The concert by Milton Nascimento, Carminho, Ana Moura, António Zambujo and the Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra, closed the Lisbon Festivities on June 30th. EGEAC, organized a fantastic concert where the Brazilian beats with jazzy flavor melted perfectly with the Portuguese Fado. It was a concert, that although free, worthy and merits the highest performance we grow accustomed in London and New York. Hotels.tv/Lisbon was there and reports on the event for you (more information visit:

This is just one of the many events and concerts in the city of Lisbon all summer long. If you missed this one, do not miss one of the upcoming international and national events coming up and reserve your vacation, weekend, shopping trip or meeting at Lisbon@hotels.tv now or call me at +351.93.43.16078. I will advise you for the best place to stay and what you can do, to meet your desired plans and budget. If you book by July 30th you will get, complimentary of hotels.tv/Lisbon, a personal advised guide and special gift.

Sónia, your Lisbon local Hotels.tv Expert

Hotels.tv/lisbon interviews Milton Nascimento

In the spirit of the Lisbon Festivities (Festas de Lisboa) 2012, Hotels.tv/Lisbon interviewed Milton Nascimento at the Heritage Avenida Hotel’s library. Milton is playing tomorrow, June 30th, together with Carminho, Ana Moura and António Zambujo in an ensemble of Brazilian music and Fado.

 

Milton is coming to Lisbon ever since he first made his trip to Europe in the 70’s.  Even though he knows this city so well, he says that he still finds something new to see, enjoy or experience here, especially when it comes to food (he loves Portuguese restaurants and in particularly Pasteis de Belém (world famous, century old secret recipe of pastry from Belém).

For his vast knowledge of this city, Milton is now the chaperon of his musicians when they come to Lisbon and he gets the highest kick by taking strolls, interacting with the people and taking the train – along the sea – to Cascais or to Sintra, as well as one of the many trams (elevadores and eléctricos) that take you from downtown to one of the hills filled with history.

Yet, it is in a room with a view that he gets inspired for his songs while in Lisbon. This is the best treat he finds in any of the Hotels he has stayed in, and he already stayed twice at the Heritage Avenida Hotel (also because of its proximity to downtown, Coliseu dos Recreios concert hall and other Theater houses and high street shopping Avenue – one of the most luxurious in the world for the International Brand houses it represents).

On June 30th, Milton Nascimento will sing at the closing of the Lisbon Festivities (Festas de Lisboa), Ponta de Areia among other hits, at 22:00 at the Alameda D. Afonso Henriques.

Why don’t you also come to Lisbon and discover the many secrets, charms and enchantments of the 5 senses that this city has to offer? Call your local expert hotel booking at +351.93 43 16078 or write to Lisbon@hotels.tv now. Guaranteed the best hotel for your tailored to your desired location, needs and budget, whether you travel alone, with family, in group, either for business or leisure.

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Lisbon special for the weekend June 29th – July 1st

So you missed St. António, the patron of Lisbon and Weddings, as well as the parade on June 12th… don’t worry, you can still enjoy Festas de Lisboa (Lisbon festivities) with this special for the weekend of June 29th to July 1st.

We propose that you visit the city, stroll around Lisbon’s most characteristic neighborhoods, eat fresh sardines under the stars at the sound of local popular music and still dive in the ocean, on a 30 minutes train ride from the city to chill from this fantastic summer weather. In the meantime don’t miss:

June 29th

  • 18:00 Jazz, in the tram, “Ascensor da Bica”
  • Jigging hick (“Bailarico Saloio”), on the streets 19:00-20:30 at Escadinha da Bica Grande (after taking the tram, “Ascensor da Bica,” up)
  • Have dinner under the stars and go for Caldo Verde, Sardines and Chouriço grilled

 

June 30th

  • Catch some theatre at the local, traditional shops, 11:30/ 12:00/12:30, where actors & actresses, dressed for the part, sell like old times at some of the most characteristic shops: Hospital das Bonecas, Manteigaria Silva, Tricots Brancal, Drogaria e perfumaria S. Pereira Leão

 

 

  • At 16:00 take the Omnibus 36, Cais do Sodré – Campo Grande. There young artists will transform your image. They are Confraria do Imaginário. They feverish admires of Da Vinci, Wells, Einstein and Orwell, among others, and they will call for your imagination revealing curiosities and playing games.
  • At 21:30, join the Aqueduto de Vozes Livres and go for a walk, between Jardim de S. Pedro de Alcântara and Reservatório da Patriacal, in this historic underground tunnel that crosses Lisbon and carries water, to find out the harmony of voices along this magical (almost temple like) location that resists to time.
  • 22:00 the closing of the festivities with a live concert, celebrating the popular Brazilian music and Fado (Património Cultural Imaterial da Humanidade, Nov 2011, UNESCO = Immaterial Humanity Cultural Heritage) with Milton Nascimento, Carminho, Ana Moura and António Zambujo with the Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa (Lisbon Metropolitan Orchestra).

July 1st

  • Go to the beach, taking the train that rides just by the water, to Praia de Carcavelos
  • On the way back stop at Belém, visit the monuments and museums, but don’t leave before getting one of the most famous pastries in the world, Pastéis de Belém, from the Pastéis de Belém café. My suggestion: get it and eat it in there, while hot, instead of standing in like to take them to go.
  • take the tram, nr 28, and visit the old part of town, go to the Castelo de S. Jorge (St. Jorge Castle), purchase your ticket to see the history of Lisbon projected on the walls of this majestic castle

Don’t wait any more and call me at +351.93.43.16078 or email me at Lisbon@hotels.tv, today, to get you the reservation for the hotel that matches your needs and budget.

Sónia, your local hotels.tv expert