Santo António { 15 images } Created 20 Jul 2016

Each June Lisbon gets ready for "its month", the 13th of June is the day of Saint Anthony, the city's patron saint, and on on the eve of that day but also the rest of the month. The first summer nights mean crowds of locals and visitors meet at the older parts of the city: Alfama, Graça, Mouraria or Bica.

The streets get decorated with shiny lights, every corner is good enough for dancing and the small shrines to honor the saint share the narrow streets with street stands selling beer or sardines. Like in many other places, the profane lives side by side with the sacred.
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