Dia das Bruxas in Lisbon

Halloween is an Anglo-Saxon custom of pagan origin with its roots in the ancient festival of Samhain, during which the Celts celebrated the end of harvest and the beginning of winter. In the British Isles, this celebration came to coincide with the Christian feast of All Hallows at the beginning of November, and was soon known as All Hallows’ Eve or Halloween. Over the years, it has been adapted to suit different cultures and is celebrated in many different ways.

In Portugal, children in costumes can be heard asking Doçura ou diabrura? as they knock on doors in the hope of receiving candy or chocolate, just as the trick-or-treaters in the United States or Britain do. However, the traditional celebration held the following day – All Saints’ Day – involves paying our respects to deceased family members by laying flowers on their graves and baking sweet cinnamon cakes.

Modern Lisbon is a fantastic blend of cultures and traditions, and October 31st in the city is always brimming with fun things to do.
In this post, we have prepared a selection of this year’s Halloween-themed activities that are most likely to make you work up a sweat!

Trek through Monsanto Park


Info: Parque Florestal Monsanto at 7.50 pm.
Insider tip: Enjoy the views on this spooky 11km walking tour, but make sure you don’t get left behind…

Halloween Run Party 2018

Info: Estádio Universitário at 9 pm.
Insider tip: Break witches’ spells and flee from the spooks on this 6km fun run.

Game Over Escape Rooms: a night of terror


Info: Rua de O Século 4B, Bairro Alto.
Insider tip: If you think you’re brave enough, try your luck at the escape room based on the horror movie Saw.

Chalet Biester


Info: Estrada da Pena, Sintra.
Insider tip: This mansion is the ideal setting for bone-chilling horror stories!

Therapy Sessions Halloween Party


Info: LX Factory, Rua Rodrigues Faria, 103, Alcântara, at 11 pm.
Insider tip: We love any excuse for a great night of dancing!

“Bosquejo de una Memoria” by Elías and Florencia Lizama


Chilean artists, father and daughter, Elías Lizama and Florencia Lizama, and Karnekunst present “Bosquejo de una Memoria” (Trace from a memory), which consists of deconstruction exercises, based mainly on analog photographs made in Chile, during the years 1975-1995 by Elias Lizama.

These photographs are rescued by Florencia, who plays to decipher the memory of her father and her own, through new creations that are directly or indirectly related to the main image. In addition to inviting to remember, “Trace of a memory” invites us to decipher the meaning and importance of family memory in our lives. From a political and emotional perspective, the work is created with the intention of finding new meanings in past events, in order to understand the present.

While the artistic work of Elías is developed in the field of analog photography in 35mm. format. Then Florencia writes poetry (or also called “anti-poetry”) and through collage and the intervention of photographs of unknown authors and years.

The event´s vernissage will be at Gat Point Charlie in Berlin on 24 February 2018 at 18:30. The exhibition will be open until 22 March 2018.

Join the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2007438009472800/