Lisbon and the Alentejo
Portugal’s stunning capital, Lisbon, is full of charm. This vibrant and charismatic hilly coastal city combines traditional heritage with surprising modernisation. Its rich and varied history and wonderful climate make it the perfect year-round destination. The imposing São Jorge Castle which overlooks striking and colourful architectural styles, the Tagus Estuary and suspension bridge, the National Azulejo Museum displaying five centuries of ceramic tiles are some of the landmarks which make the city so attractive to visitors.
The Alentejo stretches from the rugged coastline of the Atlantic coast to the beautiful rolling hills towards the Spanish border. It is characterised by the atmospheric cork forests, sweeping olive groves, vineyards and whitewashed villages – all part of its varied charm. Évora, a UNESCO World Heritage site and the many other medieval towns and villages such as Elvas, Marvão and Castelo de Vide provide all kind of performing opportunities for choirs and instrumental groups.