Happy Birthday Bairro Alto
This month Bairro Alto, the heart of the Lisbon movida, celebrates its 498th anniversary with a program called As noites do Bairro têm dias.
This month Bairro Alto, the heart of the Lisbon movida, celebrates its 498th anniversary with an extensive program called “As noites do Bairro têm dias” (The nights at Bairro have days) that includes concerts, conferences and painting and photography exhibitions, starting on December 11th and lasting until December 18th.
The celebrations intend to recall the 15th December 1513 when was given the authorization to build several houses on the site that by then was named Vila Nova de Andrade. Organized by the local merchants association along with local twenty companies, the event held for the second year on a row has its main goal to attract people to Bairro Alto during the day and not just by night, trying to fight the abandonment the district has been facing since the main daytime economic activities – newspapers and fashion ateliers – left it.
Therefore, how about joining the celebrations and go for Bairro Alto to sing Happy Birthday on December 15th, at 7 o’clock p.m.?