The third edition of LisbonWeek is already scheduled – and the location is chosen. Between 10 and 19 of April 2015, Alvalade, the ultimate modernist neighborhood in Lisbon, will become the place where the past and the future collide – like a platform of memories and ideas that highlight the best kept secrets in the city.
A co-production between ACTU (Associação Cultural e Turística Urbana), Lisbon’s City Council and the Alvalade Town Council, LisbonWeek will explore this neighborhood through 11 cultural visits and 12 exhibitions, in a journey that will meet emblematic buildings that are part of Lisbonners’ daily life but whose relevance is still unknown to many.
After two successful editions, where more than 55 thousand people connected directly with all sort of events, LisbonWeek wants to invite visitors from all over the world to rediscover the magic of Alvalade, a neighborhood built from scratch in the beginning of the 20th century, following the most innovative architectural and urbanistic projects.
The result of an historical survey developed over a year and a half by the LisbonWeek team, this edition will tell stories from striking places such as Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal, Jardim do Campo Grande, Reitoria da Universidade de Lisboa, Torre do Tombo, Museu de Lisboa – Palácio Pimenta, Museu Bordalo Pinheiro, Hospital Júlio de Matos, Laboratório Nacional de Engenharia Civil or Complexo dos Coruchéus. Through daily cultural tours, visitors will be able to know the historical, architectural and artistic perspectives of each of these nine locations.
The cultural guided tours on the LisbonWeek bus will, in turn, show a different perspective over the urban plan of the Alvalade neighborhood. “Lisboa Moderna”, a visit curated by Ana Tostões, will touch on the main points of Alvalade, following the history of the neighborhood, its most representative buildings and its evolution. The bus tour “Porfírio Pardal Monteiro”, will explore the work of Porfírio Pardal Monteiro, the architect of Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon, throughout the city. There will also be a visit, by foot, to the Jardim do Campo Grande, outlined by José Sarmento de Matos.
The intervention of LisbonWeek in Alvalade will contribute to the rediscovery and revitalization of the neighborhood, approaching the citizens to an extremely rich cultural heritage, where different generations and ways of life intersect, strengthening the dynamics of the city and capturing international publics that usually focus on common touristic itineraries. In this sense, LisbonWeek will also act as host to a number of regular events in the city that, during these days, will add even more dynamic to the neighborhood.
Tickets are available at http://ticketline.sapo.pt/evento/lisbon-week-2015