Lisbon is a city of contrasts where its vibrant cultural past meets contemporary art. Culture vultures rejoice. There are a number of high quality theatrical productions that run throughout the year in the city. The fortnightly Follow me Lisboa publishes cultural listings. Event tickets are available for purchase from the Agência de Billetes para Espectáculos Públicos (ABEP). Ticket Line (tel: 707 234 234) also offers tickets to many popular shows.
Lisbon also has a wealth of art tucked away in its worldclass museums. From the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum to the Ancient Art Museum, the Design Museum to the Decorative Arts Musuem, there are a range of museums you can explore. Click here for more detailed information on the city's museums.
The Sao Carlos Theater is Lisbon's opera house. It was built in the 18th century in the Neoclassical style after the original great Lisbon opera house in Comercio Square was destroyed in the Great Earthquake. This theatre plays host to a number of operatic performances throughout the year. Classical concerts are also held here. Another major venue for music is the Coliseu dos Recreios.