This year the Marchas Populares takes place during the night of the 13th of June. The Marchas Populares is one of the peaks of the one month long Festas Santos Populares.
It’s officially called the Desfile das Marchas Populares, a colourful parade on the Avenida da Liberdade. The parade is a competetion between the various ancient neighbourhoods (Bairros) of Lisbon. Each neighbourhood is competing for the best representation of their neighbourhood through dances, music and beautiful songs. The songs are about the history and traditions of the Bairro often referring to the ocean, fisherman and famous people from the regarding bairro.
Approximately 10 days before this big nights, each bairros presents their performance to a pannel of judges in the Pavilhão Atlântico. This combined with the celebrations on the nig night decides which bairro wins. The grand prize is the victory over other bairro’s.
Our villa’s are located 25 minutes from Lisbon in the tranquille Cascais natural park, providing the ideal balance between the festivities and relaxation. Send us an e-mail now to enquire about our special Marchas Populares offer.