Carnival traditionally celebrates the ending of winter and the beginning of Lent but has become more of a fun thing in Lisbon, where tourists and locals take on the streets to witness the dazzling show of street parades, lively parties, colorful costumes and of course the magnificent and richly decorated floats.
This year, the carnival will take place on February 16th. However, if you plan to arrive early, you can also enjoy the parties and different events in local bars and discos, prior to the main event.
In downtown Lisbon, the best place to be is at the Parque das Naçoes, a vast riverfront entertainment complex with exceptional aquarium, tower and cable car. The party people who love the sea can head to the Algarve region where traditionally adorned boats navigate the shoreline.
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