Did you know that there is a day specially dedicated to Heritage? The International Day for Monuments and Sites is celebrated on April 18, this year motto being “Heritage and Rural Landscape”. In Portugal, there are dozens of monuments and sites open to the public. We selected 7 spectacular and free activities in Lisbon. You just have to register first.

1. Baixa (Downtown Lisbon)

A journey through the Baixa area, re-living the experience of the first Neolithic farmers 7,000 years ago.

When: April 18, from 10 am to 2 pm.

Info + registration: Tel. 218 172 180 – centro.arqueologia@cm-lisboa.pt

2. Banhos de S. Paulo – Order of the Architects Headquarters

Before the city – Cartography of the actual rural heritage in the city. A workshop with conversation, study of old maps and a stroll through Lisbon.

When: April 23, from 10 am to 1 pm and from 2h30 pm to 5 pm.

Info + registration: marta.moreira@oasrs.org  – 916079087 or sara.andrade@oasrs.org  – 21 324 11 77

3. Largo da Igreja de São Domingos

There are Worlds on Mouraria! – Immersive tour guided by immigrants or refugees. Mouraria is one of the most multicultural neighborhoods in Lisbon.

When: April 14, 10h30 am.

Info + registration: visitasguiadas@renovaramouraria.pt

4. Museu da Água

Sunset walk in Aqueduct of Águas Livres, between the countryside and the modern city.

When: April 18, 6 pm.

Info + registration: Tel. 218100215. Up to 40 people.

5. Padrão dos Descobrimentos

“Counting Africas!” is an exhibition-essay, a scientific-museological exercise. A perspective from the African point of view replacing the vision that Portuguese people had of Africa.

When: April 18, 7 pm.

Info + registration: se@padraodosdescobrimentos.pt

6.Panteão Nacional

A landmark on the landscape – The visit to the top depends on weather conditions. Wear comfortable shoes.

When: April 18 10h30 am.

Info + registration: Tel. 218854820, geral@panteao.dgpc.pt

7. Palácio Nacional de Queluz

Night opening of the Palace, with access to the Suspension Garden and the Garden of Malta. Exhibition of a short movie about the construction of the Palace and its gardens.

When: April 18 from 8 pm to midninght

Info + registration: www.parquesdesintra.pt. Up to 2800 people.

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