Popular Saints in Lisbon
Popular Saints in Lisbon
Lisbon is famous for many things: its rich history, stunning architecture, delicious cuisine and breathtaking scenery. However, if there is one celebration that truly captures the essence of the Lisbon spirit, it is the famous Santos Populares. Throughout the month of June, the city is filled with colour, music, traditional dances and contagious energy.

Throughout the month, the streets of the city are decorated with colourful bunting, balloons and lanterns, creating a festive and lively atmosphere. People take to the streets in traditional costumes and dance to the sound of Portuguese folk music.

One of the main attractions of this festival are the famous Marcha Populares. Each district of the city forms its own march, made up of groups of people parading through the streets in traditional costumes, rehearsed choreography and lively music.

The marchas compete against each other in one big night on Avenida da Liberdade. The Popular Marchas are an impressive display of creativity, teamwork and community pride, delighting locals and visitors alike.

Food and drink are also an important part of the celebration. Sardines grilled on the embers, accompanied by bread and red wine, are a tradition not to be missed. Other typical delicacies are caldo verde, grilled steaks and snails.

In addition to the street festivals, various cultural and religious activities take place during the month of June. The city's churches hold processions in honour of the patron saint, and there are also theatre, dance and music performances.

The religious tradition that everyone knows about is the wedding of Santo António. In this symbolic ceremony, several brides are chosen to participate in what has become a major national event. These weddings are organised to celebrate unity and generosity, and are accompanied by a lively party with music, dancing and traditional food.

Lisbon's Santos Populares is a truly special cultural celebration. The city takes on a unique glow during the month of June, with its festivities, lively dancing and rich traditions. It is one of the great opportunities to experience the Lisbon soul, immersing yourself in history, folklore and religious devotion. Get ready to dance, sing and celebrate Lisbon's culture in an experience that will be etched in your memory forever.

Where to stay during the Santos Populares?
Just over 700 metres from where it all happens, Residencial Florescente is the ideal place to stay during the festivities. Located in the historic centre of Lisbon and with a comfort that will make you feel at home, it is the most central point for those who want to experience the Santos Populares like a local.

After nights of partying, relax in the comfort of our rooms, completely renovated, with all the details and services to relax in a peaceful and harmonious atmosphere.

Book now your stay at Residencial Florescente and come and feel this unique experience!