Spring is almost here, and Lisbon slowly eases into warmer temperatures. Not that we don’t bask in temperate climes. While the rest of Europe shivers in the cold during this part of the year, we are incredibly fortunate in Lisbon to be enjoying an average 15-17 degree weather, and on some days, 20 degree warmth! But let’s not forget, springtime means there will be sporadic showers as nature needs to look after its life cycle.
While you stay at our Cheese & Wine boutique hotel suites in Lisbon, we have a few events in the city to be enjoyed this coming month of March that both residents and visitors will surely find delightful, come rain or shine. There’s a diverse range of events here, hopefully to satisfy the artistic curiosity, appeal to the outdoor sports enthusiast, and even the fashion conscious. Dive into the list below, and see what’s in store for you in Lisbon!
Meet Vincent Van Gogh Exhibition
You may know him from his world-famous The Starry Night and sunflower series paintings, but this is an opportunity to get to know the influential Dutch painter Vincent Van Gogh through a multi-sensory exhibition that’s opening in Lisbon all the way from the Netherlands. It’s an innovative, interactive exhibition, using projections to tell the painter’s life and his work, as you journey into the layers of his paintings.
Moda Lisboa – Lisbon Fashion Week
Fashion people and influencers unite as Lisbon’s unfolds its annual fashion week, Moda Lisboa, both for the fashion conscious and the curious. Expect plenty of Portuguese fashionistas and designers descending into Lisbon town to dress up the city with the glitz and glamour. There will be designer exhibition, conferences and talks around the city starting at the Municipal Hall at 5th March, and continues until the 8th March at Campo Clara.
Lisbon City Hall // Oficinas Gerais de Fardamento e Equipamento do Exército // 5-8 March // Full programme
Lisbon Half Marathon 2020
Lisbon’s most popular marathon, hosted by EDP and Maratona Clube de Portugal, will course its way on the 22nd of March. It’s the fastest half marathon in the world, drawing over 35,000 people every year. Starting over at Almada, crossing the 25 de Abril bridge and a route along the Belém waterfront, this will surely set you running and pumping with adrenaline, for a great experience.
22 March, Sunday // Book your spot here
Fábrica Braço de Prata Illustration Fair
If your line of interest lies more in the hand-drawn illustrations, then you’re in luck as there’s an art fair and exhibition at Fábrica Braço de Prata, located at the Marvila neighbourhood. The event takes place between 13th and 14th of March, admission is free until 8pm. There will be concerts afterwards, and entry will be €7.50 to enjoy the live events. The space holds exhibitions from 23 artists, so there will be plenty of illustrations to behold.
The Sea is Our Land Exhibition
For the socially and environmentally conscious, the Lisboa Camara Municipal in partnership Centro Cultural de Belém, are hosting an exhibition entitled “The Sea is Our Land”. This in line with Lisbon’s recent award as the European Green Capital of 2020. There will be maps and photographer showcasing Portuguese landscape awash with its relation to nature and the sea, in conversation with the country’s architecture, people, terra firma and the waters that surround it.