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2019/04/09

On July 27th, Tomorrowland is coming to Porto, Portugal

The renowned international electronic dance music festival chose the city of Porto for its debut on July 27th. Unite with Tomorrowland takes place on the 15th anniversary of the event and has also as venue Parque Oriental in a celebration on a global scale.

The magical environment, the synchronized special effects and the themed decorations of Tomorrowland land in the next month of July in Campanhã, in an event that will serve as turning point for Parque Oriental to become the stage for major events in the city.
In this new format that aims to unite all the fans of the festival and dance music, called Unite with Tomorrowland, besides Porto, Portugal, also Greece, Malta and Spain are part of the celebration, always with the aesthetics of the original event in Belgium, and featuring some of the artists that make up the line-up of this year's edition.
From late afternoon to early morning, live performances of big names in electronic music and live broadcasts from the main stage of the event taking place in the city of Boom in Antwerp are guaranteed. The line-up will be announced on May 8th.
In Portugal, from Parque Oriental, a strong line-up of national and foreign DJs is guaranteed, along with The Amicorum Spectaculum, a group of performers whose name is based on the theme of the 2017 edition of Tomorrowland.
More than a local event, Unite with Tomorrowland aims to provide a day of sharing of emotions between audiences from different European cities through seamless live satellite connection.
Created in 2005 by the Beers brothers, Tomorrowland is Belgium's biggest music festival and is held every summer in the city of Boom. It will bring together over one thousand artists and an estimated audience of 400 thousand people this year.The event will be co-produced in Portugal by UAU and PEV Entertainment, with the support of Porto City Hall, via PortoLazer. Until April 15th, pre-registrations for the edition of Unite with Tomorrowland in Porto are now open on the official website of the event. Tickets will go on sale starting April 17th.

Algarve events guide for April 2019

Going to the Algarve during the month of April?
So d
iscover here what’s happening in the Algarve region.

The Algarve is known for its beachesnatural landscapes, bars and golf courses. And for its restaurants, hotels, monuments, and of course, for entertainment.
The offer of entertainment destination is diversified and includes events of public and private partners that invite you to enjoy emotions and traditions, sounds and regional flavors, that the Algarve Tourism organizes in this guide leaflet.

Find more information about the Algarve at:Algarve Region
Algarve Map

April 2019 "Follow Me": Lisbon monthly tourist Guide for visitors

Before you visit Lisbon, check "Follow me Lisboa" and discover what´s happening in the Lisboa region during the month of April . "Follow Me Lisboa" is a monthly tourist Guide for visitors.

A bilingual guide in Spanish/English, and in Portuguese/French, it is a pocket-sized publication containing the main cultural and other events to interest to the tourist and a complete itinerary to museums, monuments, parks, gardens, hotels and restaurants.


Find more about Lisboa region at:
https://www.visitportugal.com/DiscoveringLisbon
http://www.visitlisboa.com/
- Brochure "Lisbon City Breaks"
- Brochure Lisbon: " A whole world to explore"

10 things to do and to see in Lisbon 

New route: Direct daily flights between Portugal and Israel by Tap Air Portugal

TAP Air Portugal now offers a daily flight between Lisbon and Tel Aviv, leaving the Portuguese capital at 2:30 pm and arriving in Israel at 9:30 pm. Flights leave Tel Aviv at 5:05 am, arriving in Lisbon at 9 am (local times).

With this new route, TAP can now offer its
Lisbon hub as a preferred connection for flights between the United States, Brazil and Israel, offering an incredibly comfortable and competitive service to these markets.

Find more information about this new route at: 
https://www.flytap.com/destinations/israel

Source: Tap Air Portugal

2019/04/05

Laudamotion will fly between Vienna to Porto and Lisbon in October 2019


The former airline owned by the former Formula 1 driver Niki Lauda will start a direct service between Francisco de Sá Carneiro Airport in Porto and  Humberto Delgado Airport in Lisbon to the Austrian capital, Vienna, where it is based, on October this year.

The flights to Lisbon will start on October 27th, and will have four weekly flights, and to Porto will start on October 28th, and will have two weekly flights. 

Laudamotion's hubs are in Vienna, Düsseldorf and Stuttgart airports, but the airline plans to expand, notably to Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich, Nuremberg and Zurich airports.

ObservaRia : From 11-14 April 2019

From the 11th to the 14th of April 2019, visit the event ObservaRia in Estarreja, a fair dedicated to nature tourism and bird watching.
This international fair, which takes place in the BioRia space, has a vast programme with activities including photography, bird watching, science communication and environmental awareness and education. 
Visitors will find a range of outdoor leisure and educational activities for all ages, including walking, boat trips and use of electric vehicles, tethered balloon flights and various lectures, workshops and seminars delivered by an international panel of speakers and exhibitions and workshops for children.

Find more information at:
https://www.bioria.com/observaria
https://www.facebook.com/bioriaEstarreja/
https://issuu.com/observaria_2019

2019/04/04

Until June 24, don´t miss in the Serralves Museum and Park the exhibition "I'm Your Mirror" from Joana Vasconcelos

In Porto, the Serralves Museum and Park host one of the most worldwide renown Portuguese artists: Joana Vasconcelos brings the exhibition "I'm Your Mirror", which can be visited between February 19 and June 24.


This show gathers more than 30 pieces, dating from 1997 until now, covering two decades of artistic practice. It includes many of her best-known works, such as "Cama Valium", "A noiva", "Burka", "Coração independente vermelho", "Marilyn" and "Lilicoptère", as well as new works specially created for this show, like "Finisterra", "I’ll Be Your Mirror" or "Solitário", all of which produced in 2018.

"I'm Your Mirror" stretches from the museum to the gardens of the Serralves Park through monumental outdoor sculptures that promise to amaze all those who pass by!


Find more information about this exhibition and the Serralves Museum and Park at:
- Exhibition guide
https://www.visitportugal.com/en/node/401011
https://www.serralves.pt/en/activities/joana-vasconcelos-i-m-your-mirror/
https://www.visitportugal.com/Parque da Fundação de Serralves
https://www.visitportugal.com/en/content/museu-de-arte-contemporanea-de-serralves

Portugal. Perfect location


Every scenery can be found here!

Torre de Belém, Lisbon © Turismo de Lisboa
Situated in the extreme south-west of Europe, with its mild climate, 3000 hours of sunshine per year and 850 kms of splendid beaches bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, Portugal is a country with perfect conditions for productions all year long. Due to its unique geography, you can find an amazing variety of locations in an incredibly short distance.

There is something magical about the light of Lisbon, which was captured by Wim Wenders in his films “Lisbon Story” and “The state of things”, or by Bille August in the “Nighttrain to Lisbon”. The city of Porto also attracted the director (and actor) John Malkovich, to film “Dancer Upstairs”, and long before Harry Potter cast his spell on the world, Portugal (specially Porto) inspired J.K. Rowling in creating her stories. The Alentejo landscapes also became set to the film “The House of the Spirits” with Antonio Banderas and Meryl Streep.

Did you know that the most famous international spy, James Bond, was “created” by Ian Flemming when he was in Estoril? The Casino of Estoril gave him the inspiration to write “Casino Royale” and “On his majesty’s secret service” appear many scenes of Praia do Guincho.

Portugal also featured in several international TV shows, like “Parts Unknown” and “No Reservations, from the late Anthony Bourdain, that filmed in Azores, Porto and Lisbon; or the program”60 Minutes” with Anderson Cooper that filmed “Riding the waves with Garrett McNamara” in Nazaré.

Come along and shoot your very own movie in Portugal!


Starting in July, Conakry, Guinea's capital, is the new TAP destination from Lisbon


TAP will begin to fly between Lisbon and Conakry from July 3 onward, offering three weekly flights between the two capitals, Lisbon and Conakry.

Flights will depart from Lisbon on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays at 7.25 pm and arrive in Conakry at 11.10 pm. In the opposite direction, flights will depart from Guinea's capital on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays at 12.05 am and arrive in the Portuguese capital at 5.30 am (local time). Tickets are already available for sale.


With the launch of this new route to the African continent, TAP will cover 17 African cities in 11 countries. In addition to Conakry (Guinea), the carrier also flies to Luanda (Angola), Maputo (Mozambique), S. Tome (Sao Tome and Principe), Bissau (Guinea-Bissau), Praia, Sal, Sao Vicente and Boa Vista (Cape Verde), Marrakesh, Casablanca, Tangier and Fez (Morocco), Dakar (Senegal), Abidjan (Côte d'Ivoire), Accra (Ghana) and Lomé (Togo).


Find more information at:
https://www.flytap.com/en-pt/


Source: Tap Air Portugal 

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The festival "Peixe em Lisboa" (Lisbon Fish and Flavors) begins today! It ends on April 14, so save the date.

Don’t miss the 12th edition of the "Lisbon Fish and Flavours” festival, from the 4th to the 14th of April, in the Pavilhão Carlos Lopes. 

For eleven days, "Lisbon Fish and Flavours" will offer all its visitors the chance to enjoy innovative gastronomic dishes created from fish and seafood, in a relaxed atmosphere where spending time with friends and family is a genuine delight. You can take part in the demonstrations of gourmet food, get to know some of the region’s best restaurants and the work of their great chefs, delight in the live music and entertainment provided, read a book or taste a fine wine. 


Monday, 8th April is Fish in Lisboa’s “Cut-price Day”, when the 15-euro entry charge per person includes the right to 10 euros worth of food in the restaurants for the whole day.
Between midday and 3 pm, Monday to Friday, the entrance fee includes a right to two tastings worth 5 euros.
Timetable and prices:
4th of April:  from 6 pm to midnight5th, 6th, 12th and 13th of April: from midday to 1 am7th to 11th of April: from midday to midnight14th of April: from midday to 5 pm
Tickets: 15 euros.
Address:
Pavilhão Carlos Lopes
Av. Sidónio Pais, Parque Eduardo VII 
Metro Station: Parque