CHRISTMAS MULTIMEDIA SHOW IN COMERCIO SQUARE
Itâ€™s becoming an annual tradition — the multimedia Christmas show projected onto the triumphal arch in Comercio Square. Twelve projectors will present a 15-minute family-friendly show from December 11th to the 20th, at 7PM, 8PM and 9PM. As this is a public square, itâ€™s a free event for all.
Photo: Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
GREAT SPANISH MASTERS AT THE ANCIENT ART MUSEUM
An extraordinary collection of works by Goya, El Greco and other great Spanish painters is now on display at the Ancient Art Museum until April 3rd, 2016. Itâ€™s a total of 60 paintings from the 15th to the 20th century, and tickets are 7 euros. This is also a great opportunity to check out the museumâ€™s permanent collection of Portuguese treasures, which is free with the Lisboa Card.
Lusitania was the name of the Roman province in Western Iberia that is mostly modern Portugal, and Lisbonâ€™s National Archaeology Museum is presenting the art and culture of that time. Itâ€™s showing around 200 pieces from several museums in Portugal and Spain, including mosaics and sculptures. The exhibition lasts until June.
Check out two new restaurants from two of the cityâ€™s top chefs. The first one is Alma, from chef Henrique SÃ¡ Pessoa, which previously existed in the Santos district, but has now moved to Chiado (Rua Anchieta, 15 ). Only the name remains from the previous restaurant, although the chefâ€™s innovation is still there. The menus and the decor have changed, now serving contemporary Portuguese cuisine with some Asian influences. The second restaurant, also of fine dining, is Loco, found facing the back of the Estrela Basilica (Rua dos Navegantes 53B). This is where chef Alexandre Silva expects to surprise you with his most creative dishes.
THE CHRISTMAS VILLAGE
It happens every year — the medieval village of Obidos is turning into the â€œChristmas Villageâ€. Just one hour north of Lisbon, itâ€™s presenting several holiday-themed family activities around its castle and narrow streets, from December 4th to January 3rd.