The Lisbon festivities are starting and the best of them are in Graça [gallery ids="30940,30941,30942,30943,30944" columns="5"] There are always a ton of things happening in Lisbon, but June is the busiest month of the year. It’s the month of the city festivities, an homage to the Popular Saints. The main one here is Santo António, the patron of Lisbon. The smell of sardinhas hangs in the air as the vibrant paper decorations swing from the balconies. Everybody is out in the streets and some even leave their doors open to let the music in. It’s sunny and warm, and there are too many great places to be in at the same time. Throughout the whole month, every neighborhood of Lisbon has its own program of festivities. The most common are the arraiais, a kind of party with loud traditional Portuguese music and lots(!) of beer and sangria. They last the whole month from the afternoon into late night on the weekends (fun is guaranteed).[caption id="attachment_30314" align="aligncenter" width="850"] Vila Berta during Santo António[/caption]
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