Celebrate Contemporary Art in Portugal during Lisbon’s Arte Lisboa

- Melanie Zieba,

This November 18-23, 2009, Lisbon, Portugal, will be the place to be for any contemporary art lover to be. This is when the ninth annual Arte Lisboa will be held. Over 60 galleries, both Portuguese and foreign, will be in attendance featuring contemporary art and works from renowned and emerging artists.


Feira Internacional de Lisboa (FIL) Pavilion 4 will be hosting this fair, located in Parque das Nacoes, near the Tagus River in Lisbon.

This will be a unique opportunity for any visitor considering the notoriety and recognition of the fair amongst the art sector and general public. Opening times will be in the evenings from 4pm – 11pm. And for a full list of participating galleries please check out the Galleries in Arte Lisboa 2009.

While in the city, Kiwi Collection offers you some of the best hotels in Lisbon to complement your experience at Arte Lisboa.

Tivoli Lisboa:

Tivoli Lisboa is an elegant five star hotel right in the center of the city on the famed Avenida da Liberdade, the main avenue of the city. The surrounding area is wonderfully elegant with many fountains and café tables shaded by trees, a great way to spend an afternoon before taking your short 20 min drive to FIL for Arte Lisboa.

Renowned for its business meeting facilities for top executives, and a well known meeting point in the city, the Tivoli Lisboa staff is always ready to exceed your every expectation and offers superb service.

While in Lisbon during Arte Lisboa, the Tivoli Lisboa offers a Seven Wonders of Lisbon experience package. This includes a three night stay in a Superior Double room, buffet breakfast at their Brasserie Flo restaurant and a Chauffer driven car for two days to explore the city.

Your first day will take you to visit the Lisbon Oceanarium and Parque das Nacoues, lunch in the VIII Colina restaurant, and ending with a visit to the Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Towner and the Belem Cultural center. On day two you will be taken to the Cristo Rei on the south bank of the River Tagus then onto the historic quarter of Alfama. After lunch you will then get to explore the Roman Aqueduct and finally the Chiado and Bairro Alto, the shopping and historical district. This is a sure way to complete your contemporary art experience.

Tiara Park Atlantic Lisboa:

A 20 minute drive from the FIL, and right in the heart of Lisbon, is the Tiara Park Atlantic Lisboa, which celebrates the life and history of Portugal’s capital city. This is the perfect place for both business and pleasure. Best known for its outstanding service, its restaurant “L’Appart and bar “Le Ganesh”, also greatly contributes to its charm.

It’s 331 rooms and suites are beautifully decorated and inspired by the four eternal elements, while the smooth touch of velvets and the quality of the woods further enhance the experience.
And when you come to Lisbon during Arte Lisboa, the Tiara Park Atlantic Lisboa has a special Tiara Romantic Getaway package, giving you no excuses to postpone your travel. This package includes buffet breakfast at L’Appart, a delicious bottle of champagne, flowers, your choice of fresh pastries or fruits and a late check out to 4pm, perfect for sleeping in!

Tivoli Placio de Seteais:

Perched on a hill side just one kilometer west of Lisbon, and only a 40 min drive from the FIL is the Tivoli Placio de Seteais. Housed in a formal National Palace, this luxury hotel will take you back to the days of the elegance and architecture of the XVIII century. The setting offers spectacular view of the Moorish Castle and Pena Palace and is surrounded by beautiful lush gardens that you can spend idle hours wandering their mazes.

Enjoy the extraordinary panoramic views at the Seteais Restaurant, where food is an art and sample the highly original cuisine, all while listing to harmonious piano music.

When you book your stay here during Arte Lisboa, bring your special someone and make sure to take advantage of their Sitnra Palaces Programme which includes a two night stay in a double or twin room, buffet breakfast, candlelit dinner with drinks included, a welcome glass of port at their bar, and visits to Capuchos Convent, Monserrate Palace and Gardens, Pena Palace and Park and the Moorish Castel!

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