In mid-late July, when Lisbon’s EDPCOOLJAZZ festival swings in to town and the nights become tinged with bronze as trumpets blare and soul singers play to the moon, jazz beats will hit Lisbon’s historic azulejo-tiled streets and see this cool-kid capital of Portugal truly come to life.
The EDPCOOLJAZZ festival (18th – 29th July) is a jazz festival of pure Lisboa making - mixing history, culture, nature and summer vibes with sublime soul-livening music from contemporary jazz greats:
A celebration of all things Lisbon, EDPCOOLJAZZ is simply loaded in cultural flair. Set in two intimate outdoor settings: Jardins Marquès de Pombal, the gardens of one of Portugal’s finest 18th century mansions - an elegant menagerie of statues, panels of tiles and waterfalls - and Parque Dos Poetas, an architecturally important tribute to Lisbon’s great poets of the past, this jazz festival is a sweet stop-off on any Lisbon holiday.
For a cool little nugget of info to further sweeten the deal – the festival also works on sustainable principles, offsetting its carbon footprint and participating in a zero-waste scheme – collecting packaged untouched food and re-distributing it to families in need. What a cool guy.
Merging history, style, art and culture is a very Lisbon thing to do, so it makes sense to us to complete the circle on this holiday and stay at a quirky yet cosy cultural menagerie that, like Parque Dos Poetas, is a tribute to Lisbon’s great poets (and writers, and artists, and film-makers), Casa Amora.
A consummate culture den simply bursting with bohemian joire-de-vivre and the Lisboa good-life, cocoon yourself in this edgy part of the city and bring the vibes of the jazz festival home, every cool, classic, historic, beautiful part of it.
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