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Rent4days Lisbon Apartments recommends: Lisbon Half Marathon

 

Lisbon Half Marathon
Lisbon Half Marathon

Lisboa is known to hold one of the most interesting marathons in the world, and a fantastic opportunity to run over the Bridge 25th of April, one of the emblematic sights of this town and the longest bridge in Europe.

The Course allow to its participants to visit while running and competing, some of the key points of the Portuguese capital as the Jerónimos Monastery, Christus Rex, or the Electricity Museum.

There are three different courses with different degrees of complexity but, all of them, offer the great adventure to know this city and participate in an international event. People from all over the world are visiting this year the capital of fado in order to win one of the trophies, or one of the multiple prizes for the top ten.

 

Half Marathon Course

Start: 10.30 am, Bridge 25th April – March 25th, 2012

Half Marathon Course – ELITE

Start: 10.30am, at Avenida Marginal – March 25th, 2012

Mini Marathon Course

Start: 10.30am, Bridge 25th of April – March 25th 2012

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Barcelona – What’s happening in February in the city?

 11 – 14 February 2010: Carnival in Barcelona 

Carnival in Barcelona, timed just before the Lenten fast, is spent indulging in soon-to-be-forbidden pleasures. The city streets become a stage for lively celebrations, from tortilla-making competitions to the all-singing, all-dancing Gran Rua de Carnaval parade.

On Jueves Lardero (Fatty Thursday), a tortilla competition takes place, judged on taste, filling and presentation. Catalonians are also handy when it comes to spicy meats, especially sausages. Fuet and salchicha will have picante explosions dancing on your tongue – you’ll wish you had been born in Catalonia just for the pleasure of sampling them every day.

Carnival weekend sees revellers converge on the market places and streets to watch as the local carnival guilds and commercial establishments compete for the much acclaimed pimiento de oro – golden pepper. On Saturday afternoon the celebrations reach a climax with the Gran Rua de Carnaval, a colossal parade of adorned carriages and carnival groups and a snowfall of confetti.

All good things must come to an end and the celebrants mark the occasion appropriately with a funeral. The king of carnival has, after all, died and taken the carnival with him. A funeral cortege of his widows and entourage, all suitably dressed in black, mourn his passing.

  • Where: all Barcelona
  • When: all day
  • Cost: free

14 February 2010: Barcelona Half Marathon

Barcelona’s Half Marathon gets the city warmed up before the full marathon takes place in early March. Starting at the Passeig de Picasso street and ending at the Arc de Triomf, the 21,097-metre race attracts both professional and amateur runners. 

  • Where: centre of Barcelona
  • When: 9h o’clock in the morning
  • Cost: 15€ to participate

5 November – 14 February 2010: Picasso: erotic prints 

Barcelona’s Picasso Museum displays erotic prints produced by the artist between 1964 and 1970, a time when all his creations carried sexually explicit themes. The exhibition also features Japanese shunga prints that bear a strong resemblance to Picasso’s works.

  • Where: Picasso Museum
  • When: Tue-Sun 10am-8pm
  • Cost: Permanent collection & temporary exhibition €9; temporary exhibition €5.80; Sun from 3pm & first Sun of the month free

5 – 28 February 2010: International Percussion Festival of Catalonia 

Staged at Barcelona’s L’Auditori, the International Percussion Festival of Catalonia is dedicated to the humble triangle, booming bass drum and everything in between. Performers from all over the world showcase their skills in both traditional and more unusual percussion instruments.

  • Where: L’Auditori
  • When: Evening concerts, starting between 8pm and 9.30pm
  • Cost: 15€ per concert

19 February – 6 June 2010: Murals exposition at the Joan Miró Foundation

 All good things must come to an end and the celebrants mark the occasion appropriately with a funeral. The king of carnival has, after all, died and taken the carnival with him. A funeral cortege of his widows and entourage, all suitably dressed in black, mourn his passing.

  • Where: Joan Miró Foundation
  • When: Tue-Sat 10am-7pm (until 9.30pm Thu, until 8pm Jul-Sep); Sun 10am-2.30pm
  • Cost: €4; concessions €3