One of the largest festival in Lisbon, The Feast of Saint Anthony brings celebration, dancing, music, and of course lots of grilled sardines to the streets of Lisbon. Concentrated mainly in the Alfama district, this lively celebration kicks off with an enormous parade running down the Avenida da Liberdade. The processional includes The Brides of Saint Anthony, women who are headed to city hall to get married, vibrant and colorful costumes, as well as lots of Fado bands and much more. Locals fill the streets with streamers, lanterns, and the sounds of live music ring out at every turn. The festival is meant to honor Saint Anthony the patron saint of Lisbon.
* The Parade lasts for hours, so only stay as long as you want...then go party in the Alfama District!
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