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Festival of Santo Antonio

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Festival of Santo Antonio

Hi

I'm hoping to visit Lisbon with a few friends for a long weekend in June. We are currently looking at flights to arrive on Fri 13th June and fly out on Mon 16th. I just noticed that the 13th June, coincides with the Festival of Santo Antonio. It sounds like this could be a lot of fun, with concerts, street parties etc. running through the night. Does anybody know whether there will be much to see and do on the 13th June itself and throughout the weekend, or do most of the parties and activities happen on the 12th (the eve of Santo Antonio)?

Also, does anybody know whether there will be any areas in Lisbon with outdoor screens showing the world cup football?

Grateful for any advice on either of these questions.

Many thanks

Lisbon
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for Azores, Lisbon, Portugal
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1. Re: Festival of Santo Antonio

"do most of the parties and activities happen on the 12th (the eve of Santo Antonio)?" Yes they do, the 13 is a quiet day. All along June there will be several events but the main popular party is at the night of 12.

"whether there will be any areas in Lisbon with outdoor screens showing the world cup football" Portugal's football games for sure, where is still too soon to know.

London
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2. Re: Festival of Santo Antonio

Thanks 64novpt, it sounds like it would be better to arrive on the 12th. Does that mean the bars in the Bairro Alto will be quiet on the 13th?

Lisbon
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3. Re: Festival of Santo Antonio

The nightlife bars will be operating as usual, that's something totally apart from the popular festivities. Maybe a few less portuguese on that night...because it's an holiday in Lisboa, people will have a long weekend to go to the beach elsewhere.

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