Arcolisbon - International Contemporary Art Fair: from 26 to 29 May 2016

IFEMA takes its ARCO Brand to Portugal, with the organisation of the International Contemporary Art Fair: ARCOlisbon. Organised by IFEMA, it will be held from 26 to 29 May 2016, in Lisbon.

Portugal, one of ARCO’s long-standing allies, has been chosen for this new project by IFEMA as one of the most attractive cultural hotspots with an increasingly dynamic market. Portugal, and its growing art market, is the destination chosen by IFEMA for the organisation, beyond our borders, of the first contemporary art fair under the ARCO brand. Thus, ARCOlisbon will come into existence in 2016, from 26 to 29 of May, in the Fábrica Nacional da Cordoaria, located in Belém, with the participation of 40 international galleries selected by the recently appointed Organising Committee.

Hence, using a format of limited dimensions, honing in on the Outstanding Artist concept, ARCOlisbon will provide the perfect moment to present artists who dialogue with Portuguese creators and reflect the natural connections with Spain and Brazil, and with the different scenarios to have sheltered artists who were fundamental for the definition of Portuguese art. In short, a series of influences and connections that have persisted over the years, that ARCOlisbon will give a voice to while raising their profile.

On creating ARCOlisbon, the intention is for it to be held annually. It will be open to the public from 26 to 29 of May and will dedicate its opening day (25 May from 6pm on) to international professionals and collectors, including the selection that will make up the guest Collectors’ Programme which is planned.

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Source: IFEMA 


Portugal‬ considered the World's Best Golf Destination for 2015

For the second year in succession, ‎Portugal takes the title of World's Best Golf Destination in the 2nd Annual World Golf Awards ceremony that took place last Saturday 7th November in the Conrad Algarve Hotel.^

Portugal also won the title of Europe's Best Golf Destination 2015, after winning the same title in 2014 and in the Word Travel Awards for Europe in 2013 the title of
Europe's Leading Golf Destination. 

World Golf Awards serves to celebrate and reward excellence in golf tourism, world class courses and golf destinations through their annual awards programme .World Golf Awards™ is part of World Travel Awards.


The 2016 Web Summit will take place in Lisbon. Good choice!

Choices 2.0 
The Web Summit, one of the biggest and most influential events for entrepreneurship, technology and innovation in the world, has chosen to move for the first time since 2010. And chose
Portugal for its next editions in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

The 2016 Web Summit will take place in Lisbon. Good choice!


Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival 2015

The Lisbon& Estoril Film Festival celebrates Cinema as an artistic creation, setting light, above all, on its capacity to embrace each artistic field and on the fascination it exerts on the other arts.

Since 2007, the Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival has established itself as one of the biggest cultural events in Portugal. For its 9th edition, running in 2015 from November 6th to 15th, the festival is getting ready to gather, once more, the best of what is being done in the world of cinema.

Every year, LEFFEST innovates, while preserving its essence: by paying homage to major personalities through retrospectives or full presentations and, meanwhile, giving voice to rare filmmakers who kept their production unscathed by the pressures of the movie industry; by exposing creations of artists whose works are prominently associated to the industry and at the same time opening new paths and audiences to the production of new talents.

Experiences and reflection is what the LEFFEST provides both on the Silver Screen – with an eclectic program that covers the best cinematographic productions, both acclaimed and emerging – and Live, through numerous artistic expressions, concerts, performances, masterclasses, debates and lectures.

In 2015, LEFFEST will be counting, as since its first edition, on the presence of international stars and key-players of Arts, Cinema and Literature who will share their experiences and visions with the audience.

With this ambitious aim and program of the highest order, handpicked by a team who lives and breathes cinema everyday, Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival will again put Lisbon, the Estoril Coast and the whole country on the world’s film festivals’ circuit.

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Source: Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival and Turismo de Lisboa

ComingOut Exhibition: Bringing the museum onto the streets

Until January 2016, don´t miss the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga Exhibition ComingOut, Art on the streets.

Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga exhibits 31 masterpieces from its collection, featuring high quality, full scale reproductions with wooden frames and catalogues, just as in the exhibits of any museum in Chiado, Bairro Alto and Príncipe Real.

With free entry, all visitors can share their experiences on social networks via the hashtag #ComingOutMNAA

New route from Air Berlin to Faro

Faro Airport inaugurated last 29th of October the new direct route to Zurich served by airberlin.

To mark this new schedule service from Faro and the connectivity importance for the Algarve region to one of the most important metropolitan areas of Europe and a widely used airport for connecting flights (hub), the President of the Algarve Tourism Board, Desidério Silva, President of the Algarve Tourism Association, Carlos Luis and the Airport Director, Alberto Mota Borges received the passengers on arrival and departure of the inaugural flight.

To Faro Airport, this new schedule connection, served by airberlin until March 25th with a A320 (180 seats), represents a global offer (arrivals + departures) in over 15.840 seats and 88 movements, which is a clear airline bet on the Algarve as a winter tourist destination.

For airberlin “ Our very first flight from Zurich to Faro in April was booked out, and this positive trend continues: Swiss travellers also want to fly to the Algarve with airberlin. We have introduced a new winter service from Switzerland to Portugal, and have increased the frequency to two flights per week”, said Lucas Ochsner, Managing Director of airberlin in Switzerland.


                                                             29 OCT-25 MAR
Origin – Destination         
Time of departure
Days of operation
 Zurich - Faro
Thursday and Sundays
Thursday and Sundays

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Don´t miss the Baja Portalegre 500 between 22-24 October 2015

Cross-country racing fans should check out the Baja Portalegre 500, to be held on the roads of the Alentejo region in October.

Over a period of almost 20 years, competitive racing tracks in the Alentejo region have hosted the Iberian peninsular’s most traditional cross-country racing competition – the Baja Portalegre, integrated within the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies. This competition is organised in three categories - automobile, motor bike and quad - and its quality and competitiveness is confirmed by the annual presence of leading international pilots.

The Baja Portalegre 500 is organised by the Portuguese Automobile Association (ACP) and contributes to various competitions such as the Vodafone National Cross-Country competition, the Spanish Cross-Country Championship, the II Nissan Challenge (Spain), the Tomaz Mello Breyner Trophy and the RTP Cross-Country Trophy.

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