Museums: The national museums are free on Sundays and holidays, until 2 p.m, for residents in national territory. You can also count on May 18th, International Museums Day, where many activities take place. The Berardo Museum, with a beautiful collection of Picassos, Warhols and Dalis also has free admission on Saturdays. The Gulbenkian Museum has free admission every Sunday after 2 p.m. The Lisbon Museum, with various sections such as the Pimenta Palace, the Roman Theatre or Santo António, is free on Sundays until 2 p.m for residents of the municipality of Lisbon.
Concerts: The City Hall organises free concerts during the summer. Stay tuned! Take a look, for example, at Lisbon Out Jazz, a free jazz festival with concerts taking place in the streets and gardens of Lisbon. If you prefer Fado, pay attention to the Santa Casa Alfama Festival, which always offers some free shows in the streets of Alfama. Already in September we have Lisboa Na Rua: from cinema, music, dance, to story readings, the end of summer in Lisbon is full of free and tempting proposals. Also, the Fado Museum and the Santa Maria Maior Parish Council promote, during the summer, the Sung Visits, in which they bring Fado to the squares of Alfama, Castelo and Mouraria districts. Stay tuned and take a look at the Fado Museum website to know the dates and places.
Archeology: For archaeology and architecture enthusiasts, we suggest you visit the headquarters of Millenium BCP, at Rua dos Correiros, nº 9, which offers a free guided tour of the underground bank, where you can see examples of Pombaline architecture, from the 18th century, but also ancient Roman villages. The visits take place Monday to Saturday from 10 a.m to 12 p.m and from 2 p.m to 5 p.m. Very recommended. You also have the option to see a section of the Dom Dinis Wall, in the Money Museum, from Wednesday to Sunday from 10 a.m to 6 p.m, which is inside an 18th century church. If all this doesn’t tempt you, the Museum is known for promoting several concerts and events, often for free, where it is possible to have a different perspective of this space.
Magazines:It is not necessary to buy magazines or newspapers to be aware of Lisbon’s cultural programs. LX Agenda is a free monthly magazine, with the city’s cultural programme. Follow Me Lisbon is a more simple schedule for tourists. Both can be found in different spaces of the city, namely at the Palácio Foz and Praça do Comércio Tourism Offices.
Bars: Most of the bars in Bairro Alto are entrance free. Most of the bars and clubs in Lisbon have also free or lower entrance price if you arrive before midnight.