Best Portuguese Workshops and Classes in Lisbon
Lisbon, especially during the summer months, is one of the most popular destinations in the world. We would expect no less after it won the World Travel Awards as the best tourism destination in 2018. For the short-time visitors of the city and those of you who live in Lisbon and are looking for 'what to do in Lisbon' , we have gathered some of the best workshops and classes in Lisbon.
The Portuguese cuisine is known for its fresh ingredients and big passion for pastries, fish, octopus and meat, which you can easily find in Lisbon’s markets, as in the famous Time Out Market Lisboa. During your stay in Lisbon, you can win the title of a ‘Portuguese Cuisine Chef’, by taking cooking classes in Lisbon from learning how to make the Portugal’s famous Pastel de Nata cakes from scratch, or by learning some of the 1001 Portuguese recipes for Codfish at a special Codfish cooking class, or even participate in a Lisbon market tour followed by a cooking class.
Surfing in Portugal, is the second most popular sport after football and Cristiano Ronaldo. Next to Lisbon, along the beautiful beaches of Cascais and the famous Costa Coast in Costa da Caparica, you can take wave surfing, kitesurfing, and Paddleboard surfing lessons and courses. For the ones who stay in the city for a longer period of time, we advise looking into the possibility of taking more than one surfing lesson, as surfing courses and packages are better value than booking single classes.
Fado, is a form of Portuguese singing that is often associated with pubs, cafés and restaurants in Lisbon, which are also called Fado Houses and Fado Club and are mostly located in the old area of the city, Alfama. Generally in Fado music, the singer sings about the hard realities of the daily life. Fado Lisboa, is one of the most authentic experience in Lisbon and we invite you to learn the techniques of Fado singing, by attending a private Fado singing class with a professional singer, who also has Fado singing performances in Lisbon.
Lisbon’s art is shown everywhere around the city, by its beautiful architecture, colorful houses and the verities of ceramic tiles, which are one of the most known symbols of Lisbon and a popular background in pictures under the #Lisbon social media hashtag. So if you are looking for art workshops in Lisbon, during your stay you have an amazing opportunity to learn how to create those beautiful tiles yourself in a two-hour private class, or even to attend one of the Pottery Classes Lisbon, to learn how to make ceramics from scratch.
Did you know that the Portuguese language is the sixth most spoken language in the world, with more than 215 million native speakers in countries like Brazil, Goa, Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bisseau, São Tomé and Príncipe and Macau? During your stay in Lisbon, you can have a great opportunity to learn Portuguese from scratch by attending a Portuguese course or even a one day course, which will teach you the ‘Survival Kit’ for getting along while staying in Portugal. For the ones who wish to combine two activities, you can even take a Portuguese course combined with surfing lessons!
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- July 7, 2018
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