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Forming an integral part of the triptych of Lisbon’s former line of defence, the Belém Tower was finally finished in 1520.
Its architect, Francisco de Arruda, had created a masterpiece of Manueline art with Moorish influences, not far from the no less impressive Monastery of the Hieronymites, and also classed in 1983 by UNESCO as a world heritage site.
This elegant stonework keep, which looks out over both the Tagus estuary and the nearby Atlantic, remains one of Portugal’s symbolic monuments, and a testament to the country’s golden age of expansion and discovery.
Also known as Elevador do Carmo, this lift was built at the beginning of the last century by Raoul Mesnier du Ponsard, a disciple of Gustave Eiffel, and remains the only neo-Gothic style monument in the Lisbon district of La Baixa. The streets of both La Baixa and Rossio can be seen from this unique viewpoint.
The difference in height between access to the Rua de Santa Justa and the Rua do Carmo is 45 metres, the latter and the Bairro Alto also being accessible via a long, steep climb up a spiral staircase leading to the viewpoint.
Also visible in the City of the Seven Hills are the Tagus river, the Castelo São Jorge and the ruins of the Convento do Carmo, victim of the historic earthquake of 1755, all from a unique perspective.
The aim of the Musica Viva Festival is to promote and disseminate contemporary music. Composers and performers explore the relationship between music and technology during an event which showcases the vitality of Portuguese music.
It's a meeting point for different ideas and aesthetics in an attempt to shape new spaces for expression and approach the public with renewed energy.
A festival of talent.
In early summer 2018, Lisbon takes on a very rock feel with NOS Alive, one of the 10 best European festivals. The line-up for this 12th edition will appeal to anyone who's a fan of this genre! Judge for yourselves: Queens of the Stone Age, The National and Future Islands are just some of the acts that will be appearing on stage!
The Brazilian festival comes to Portugal!
It's not all about samba in Brazil. The Rock in Rio festival, one of the biggest musical events in the country, is coming to Portugal to keep the party going. On the stage in the Bela Vista Park, a host of artists will try to live up to their illustrious predecessors, Shakira, Bruno Mars, and Freddie Mercury, who was at the first festival, in 1985.
Not only does it provide the perfect soundtrack to dance the night away, the Rock in Rio festival campaigns for sustainable development by ensuring that it remains eco-friendly at all times: in addition to recycling waste, public transport will be available to get to the concert, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions.