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Lisbon late Sep -celebrate with lights

Lisboa World Pyrotechnics 2006
Following the success of the 1st World Pyrotechnics Festival 2005, Lisboa once again hosts this festival during September at Olivais Docks, in front of the Portugal Pavilion, Nations' Park.
On September 9 the Italian entry will put on their pyrotechnics show followed by the German team on September 16 and finally the US entry on September 23. The last day of the event, September 30, sees the prize giving ceremony to the winning team with a closing show performed by the Luso Pirotecnia Group, the event organisers. All the shows start at 11pm. Around 200 thousand spectators attended the fireworks displays last year. This year the event organisers hope to increase the number of spectators for this free entry event to 500 thousand. Prestigious companies from this sector will be performing at this World Competition each with a fireworks display synchronised with music. Each show lasts around 20 minutes. The jury panel will judge the shows according to various criteria including variety of colours and the originality of the displays.
September 9, 16, 23 & 30, 11pm, Olivais Docks, Nations' Park (metro station: Oriente). Free entry

LuzBoa - International Biennial of Light
From September 21 to 30, Lisboa will be stage to the second International Biennial of Light -Luzboa 2006-, an event dedicated to the art of light and lighting that will add even greater colour to various landmark sites of the city.
Lisboa's streets, belvederes and monuments will be transformed with original lighting displays. Three specially designed routes through the neighbourhoods of Chiado, Baixa and Castelo will allow everyone to enjoy these amazing light displays. At night all can see Lisboa transformed by the art of light that lights up buildings, streets and monuments whilst presenting projections, sculptures and figures performing with illuminated suits. The "Aristocratic Lisboa" route from Príncipe Real to Camões Square (Chiado) will be highlighted in red. This walk presents an illuminated structure exactly like an electrocardiogram, in a work by Czech artist Jana Matejkova. There will also be projections on buildings in the Chiado and a sculpture installation in São Carlos Square. The second route, known as "Pombaline Lisboa" has green as its predominant colour and links Chiado with Santa Justa, in the Baixa area. At the former Armazéns do Chiado shopping centre there will be a "forest" of light installation entitled "Sur Nature" by Miguel Chevalier. The "Old Lisboa" route will be lit up in blue and will go from the São Cristóvão Stairway to Alfama. A sound intervention will accompany visitors along the way, with fado songs and projections of portraits of local inhabitants. Finally at Costa do Castelo there will be the «2004-Light, Color and no Sound» installation by Pedro Cabral Santos. Similarly a monumental photographic work at the Santa Luzia belvedere presents a feminine figure with the starlit Lisboa sky as a backdrop.
September 21 to 30, Príncipe Real (metro station: Rato), Camões Square and São Carlos Square (metro station: Baixa-Chiado), São Cristóvão Stairway, Costa do Castelo and Santa Luzia Belvedere.

São Bento Nights
The Rua de S. Bento antiquarians open their doors to specialists and antique enthusiasts whilst promoting a street entertainment event in the style of 16th century Lisboa.
On these nights visitors can relive the period where animal parades including lions, elephants, rhinoceros and camels not seen since Roman times filled the streets of Lisboa.
Lisboa of the 16th century is the European capital of world trade and the major market for luxury goods. This capital of the period was also Europe's richest and most cosmopolitan city.
At no. 170 of this same street you can also view an exhibit on the urban redevelopment of Lisboa organised by the City Council.
September 21 to 23, 7pm to midnight, Rua de São Bento.

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    Sep 15, 2012 at 12:53 PM

    Thank you for sharing your great info about the capital of Portugal. Very useful tips.

  • Sep 5, 2012 at 11:28 AM

    What a wealth of information. WOW!!! Thank you for compiling all of theses resources. The links are outstanding. I very much all of the work you have invested here. I am looking forward to Lisbon even more now.

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    Jul 31, 2012 at 12:18 AM

    Ciao Antonio, I will come back to check this page out, Dave and I are coming to Lisbon over Christmas.

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    Sep 28, 2011 at 6:56 PM

    Interesting page with some very informative tips.


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    Sep 19, 2010 at 11:03 AM

    Great page, i'll need to keep checking back.

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    Aug 28, 2010 at 8:26 AM

    very interesting and detailed tips on Lisbon. I have not been to many of these places during my last visit almost 15 years ago.

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    Aug 10, 2010 at 11:26 AM

    Wow. Your tips are probably the most informative that I've read so far on VT; so full of historical data. I've had a really nice read, thanks for this great page. Can't wait to get to Lisbon in September.

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    May 13, 2010 at 4:50 AM

    Loopo, A lovely peri-peri background & recipe written on, of all days, my birthday! Thank you.

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    Mar 28, 2010 at 3:36 PM

    I had a nice little visit to Lisbon via your pages. Cheers!!

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    Mar 10, 2010 at 3:36 PM

    Un 10 para la información y las fotos Has trabajado mucho y bien Gracias !!!!

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