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When in Lisbon, follow the music

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Let fortune be your guide for an unforgettable night!

For your first night in Lisbon have a walk around and to see what the city has to offer you, you might end up spending a wonderful singing and dancing evening in the international Alfama district.

That’s what happened to us!

When we came across Beco de Santa Helena and the statue of St. Vincent, there was a great street musician playing. We joined the other people watching him. All together we started to sing and dance around him. Spontaneous little parties are the best! We even nearly forgot to have a look around – this spot offers you a great view of the city.

We continued our evening walk and only a few streets further we heard loud music coming out of big windows. A person looked out of the window and invited us to come in. What did our parents teach us? Whenever a person you don’t know asks you to come in… you go! So we crashed into a traditional singing and dancing gathering. A small band was playing, a woman was singing and young and old people danced around making noise with castanets. We had no idea what this was but there was a lot of joy in the air!

When in Lisbon, don’t plan things, just go with the flow!

Practical Information

Beco de Santa Helena is a charming little alley in the district of Alfama neighbourhood of Lisbon. The statue of Saint Vincent is located Miradouro das Portas do Sol –square, at the end of Beco de Sante Helena (coordinates: 38°42’43.0″N 9°07’48.0″W). The square provides one of the most famous views over the city.