There are countless, diversified events happening in Lisbon throughout the year, many of them internationally renowned. The city has a wide network of museums, art galleries, libraries, theatres and cinemas, which gives rise to a premium, widely diversified cultural offer.
The cultural equipment, traditional shops, bohemian and leisure places strongly connected to traditional neighbourhoods are a distinctive future of the city.
In the unique neighbourhoods of Baixa, Alfama, Castelo and Mouraria, you can hear Fado, a Portuguese nostalgic type of song, in many traditional places.
There is a great variety of cinema festivals in Lisbon over the year (IndieLisboa, Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival, Motelx, DocLisboa, Queer Lisboa, Monstra). According to music genres, concerts take place in churches, large venues, bars, and, whenever the weather allows, in gardens, viewpoints and parks.