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  • 1. Galeria Filomena Soares

    Xabregas | Art Galleries–Arts

    Housed in a large former warehouse not far from the Museu Nacional do Azulejo, this gallery is owned and bears the name of one of Europe's leading...Read More

  • 2. Medeia Monumental

    Saldanha | Film

    This cinema in the Monumental mall has four screens. Expect a mixture of art films, commerical releases, and classics. ...Read More

  • 3. Teatro Nacional de São Carlos

    Baixa | Opera

    Opera season here runs September through July. Guided visits around this lavishly decorated 18th-century theater may be booked in advance, for...Read More

  • 4. Chapitô

    Castelo | Circuses

    A good way to hurdle the language barrier is to see a show at this theater, where contemporary clowning and physical theater, often with a mix...Read More

  • 5. Cinemateca Portuguesa

    Marquês de Pombal | Film

    Portugal's national film theater is the place to catch key Portuguese films and art-house reruns. More obscure non-Portuguese movies might have...Read More

  • 6. Coliseu dos Recreios

    Restauradores | Arts Centers

    This circular concert hall is a Lisbon cultural landmark. It hosts international performers and musicals as well as some of the best Portuguese...Read More

  • 7. Culturgest

    Campo Pequeno | Arts Centers

    This convention center mounts a major concert and exhibition program, often of cutting-edge contemporary art. ...Read More

  • 8. Galeria 111

    Alvalade | Art Galleries–Arts

    You might spot works of the famed Portuguese painter Paula Rego at Galeria 111, one of Portugal's best-known galleries. ...Read More

  • 9. Galeria Arte Periférica

    Belém | Art Galleries–Arts

    This gallery and arts store at the Centro Cultural de Belém is a good source of contemporary art, particularly by younger artists. ...Read More

  • 10. Galeria Cristina Guerra

    Estrela | Art Galleries–Arts

    This gallery shows work by Portuguese heavyweights, including Julião Sarmento. ...Read More

  • 11. Galeria Graça Brandão

    Bairro Alto | Art Galleries–Arts

    This gallery focuses on contemporary works from Portuguese and Brazilian artists. ...Read More

  • 12. Galeria Novo Século

    Bairro Alto | Art Galleries–Arts

    If you're looking for contemporary Portuguese art that has yet to catch the eye of critics or collectors, try this gallery. ...Read More

  • 13. MEO Arena

    Parque das Nações | Arts Centers

    The country's biggest indoor arena is the main venue for rock concerts. It also hosts large-scale classical concerts, dance performances, and...Read More

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  • 14. Movimento Arte Contemporânea

    Rato | Art Galleries–Arts

    Founded in 1993 with the aim of fostering cultural exchange between artists in Portugal and Portuguese-speaking countries such as Brazil, this...Read More

  • 15. Teatro Nacional Dona Maria II

    Baixa | Arts Centers

    Although Lisbon's principal theater stages plays primarily in Portuguese, there are occasional foreign-language productions. Performances run...Read More

  • 16. UCI El Corte Inglés Lisboa

    São Sebastião | Film

    The latest in screen technology and extra-comfy seats are among the draws at this cinema underneath Lisbon's largest department store. Cheap...Read More

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