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Original venues for events in Lisbon

Unique venue locations in Lisbon

Go Discover some of Lisbon’s most interesting venues for events.

In a previous articles we covered the best hotels in Lisbon for large corporate events, restaurants suitable for large group lunches and dinner and intimate boutique hotels for smaller groups.

For this article we have gathered some of the most original locations for any event corporate or private, banquets, gala dinner, team building, team meetings and product launches that require something different, original and typically Portuguese.

Lisbon has a very large selection of event venues which is making it a very popular destination for events of all types and sizes but some of the locations you may never have guessed could be used for events.

Lets start with the Lisbon zoo!

The Lisbon zoo was founded in 1884 and moved to its current location in 1905. Currently it has more than 2000 animals spread over 300 species. It plays an important role in the conservation of endangered species as well as contributing to science.
The zoo is an extended park with charming buildings and gardens and has thematic routes based on world locations in which related animals are on display. It scores as one of the most popular zoo’s worldwide and is a great visit for any body traveling to Lisbon.
For venues it has various possibilities.
Its main avenue which has a length of 100M and a width of 14M is perfect for the launching of products, stands, outdoor animation, sampling, team building games etc.
The band stand has an area of 1280m2 and can be rented for launching of products, performances, exhibition and cultural events
The outdoor theater fitted with private toilets, water and electricity makes a unique location for all types of events including cocktails and lunches.

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The Estufa Fria municipal green houses

The Estufa Fria de Lisboa is one of the most important green spaces in the city. It is an authentic living museum for plants of all types. Originally thought of as a shelter for plants, the Estufa Fria de Lisboa is one of the most pleasant green spaces in the capital, where you can enjoy pleasant moments among lakes, waterfalls, streams, statuary, and enjoy the collection of hundreds of species of different plants from all over the world that convey to their visitors a peace of mind of excellence.
It is made up of 3 main areas  the  Cold Greenhouse, Hot Greenhouse and Sweet Greenhouse. These green houses bevome available for events when they are closed to the public. It has capacity for up to 1100pax in cocktail mode and up to 700pax in banquet mode and it is fast becoming one of the most popular venues for events.

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Quinta das Carrafouchas

Quinta das Carrafouchas is a privately owned wine farms just 6km from the center of Lisbon. Interesting because it is the last remaining wine farm in the area as land values close to Lisbon have become to high to justify the making of wine most have vanished.
The quinta das Carrafouchas retains as last the tradition and still produces its own and excellent wines on the property. The quinta has opened its doors to events both on the grounds and in certain indoor areas and is well suited to any small or large event concerning thew culture of wine, wine tastings and vineyard visits as well as cultural events in the historical wine farm and cooking events for smaller groups.

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Pateo Alfacinha

The Pateo Alfacinha is a fully recovered original Lisbon Pateo that was ones the home of the noble trades people of Lisbon. It has been recovered with an emphasis on the people who lived there being home to their houses, church, shops, wine cellars and social areas and is now fully fitted for events of all styles and sizes. It is possible to rent the entire pateo with a capacity of up to 900 people or parts of it for smaller groups. It also has a restaurant, a function room and fully fitted offices and is within walking distance of the Palace of Ajuda.

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The Benfica football stadium

Who hasnt heard of the most important team of Portuguese football, Benfica! the same area Benfica, the team holds its headquarters at the impressive football stadium The stadium has many spaces and fields available for events of all types but mainly concerned with football. The spaces are up for rent for any corporate event but for the real experience they provide football team buildings in which coreporates are trained as real professional football teams before playing a real life match with the official trainers of the Benfica team.

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Grémio Literário, Lisbon’s cultural event venue

In the centre of Lisbon’s most noble historical district of Chiado you will find the Grémio Literário, a center ded in 1846 for the sharingf and preservation of culture and art in Lisbon. The center set in a small palace is a place of true beauty and nobility and has various rooms available for events of all types. with 6 indoor spaces and a large garden it is suitable for indoor events for groups of – 80 banquet – 150 cocktail or outdoor 200 people. It also has a restaurant with banquet menu’s and A la Carte for smaller groups.

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The Ministerium

The Ministerium is the most centrally located discotheque of Lisbon set on the Praca do Commercio its the best locations for parties and celebrations of all types fully fitted with a stage, lights, DJ and Veejay equipment it also function well for large group presentations, product launches, kick off events and large meeting.

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Please see below capacity and more information about the venues mentioned.

Lisbon zoo >> small to very large events
indoor and outdoor spaces that can be combined with lunch and team buildings
Estufa fria >> Up to 1100 pax
One large glasshouse space with plants or a smaller area for up to 50 pax. Meetings, congress, banquets, cocktails
Quinta das Carrafouchas >> Small to large groups
Outdoor events, indoor in events in the manor
Pateo Alfacinha >> Large selection of small to large spaces for events of up to 900 pax Entire pateo including shops, a backery, restaurant, indoor and outdoor meeting spaces, a wine cellar, church and offices
Benfica football stadium >> 40 – 60 people benfica football teambuilding many spaces for corporate eventds Various fields for sport and games, various indoor spaces for other events
Grémio Literário


3 floors 6 meeting rooms + garden
Meetings, gatherings, banquet, cocktail for 50 – 200 pax restaurant on location
The Ministerium >> up to 300
restaurant, bars, equipment on location

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