Free parking in five EMEL parks on Santo António night in Lisbon

Parking in five EMEL parks, in Lisbon, with over 1,900 spaces, will be free on Wednesday night, to facilitate travel to Santos Populares, the company announced this Tuesday.

In a statement, EMEL – Lisbon Mobility and Parking Company indicates that it will be possible to “park for free, between 6pm on the 12th [quarta-feira] and 06:00 on June 13th [quinta-feira]in more than 1,900 places, as a way of facilitating travel to ‘Santos'”.

According to EMEL, the parks at Colegio Militar, Estrada da Luz, Areeiro, Universidade, Campo Grande, Ameixoeira, Avenida de Pádua and HUB Criativo do Beato can be used free of charge.

The available parks are located close to transport interfaces and, to ensure free access, users only need to validate the receipt they take from the machine at the park entrance at the payment point.

The Weddings of Santo António and the 24 march parade on Avenida da Liberdade mark the main day of the city’s festivities on Wednesday, which celebrates the municipal holiday on Thursday.

The party begins with the traditional weddings, a unique celebration, which this year brings together 15 couples: five in a civil ceremony, in the Salão Nobre dos Paços do Concelho, at 11:30, and 10 at the religious ceremony, at the Cathedral of Lisbon, starting at 2:00 pm.

At night, when dozens of festivals are livening up the city’s neighborhoods, Avenida da Liberdade is once again filled with the traditional Lisbon Marches parade, this year with the Tagus River as the central theme.

Avenida da Liberdade will be closed to traffic from 6pm on Wednesday due to the Marchas de Populares parade, and there will also be restrictions in the morning in the Sé area and downtown Lisbon , as announced by PSP.


Francesco Giganti

Journalist, social media, blogger and pop culture obsessive in newshubpro

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