Coliseu dos Recreios Concert Hall: Lisbon’s Best Venue for Entertainment
Lisbon is a mecca of entertainment establishments, and this shows that entertainment is part of Lisbon’s culture. In almost all corners of the city sprouted a number of bars and plazas, concert halls or dance clubs. However, among all these entertainment avenues, one place that has never lost its shine through the years is the Coliseu dos Recreios Concert Hall.
The Coliseu dos Recreios, located in the heart of the city of Lisbon, is a historical concert hall built in 1888. With a seating capacity of 7,000 people, the Coliseu dos Recreios in Lisbon has played host to national and international events, concerts and shows. Some of the events that are hosted there include musical concerts, acts, circus, dance shows, ballet shows and awards ceremonies.
Since it was built, the Concert Hall has not only been one, if not the most, favorite venue for significant events in Portugal but it has also been one of Portugal’s most visited by tourists. Designed by architect Goulard, the Coliseu dos Recreios is an art in itself. Its facade was designed by the Italian César Janz, and its glass dome, which measures 25 meters from the center of the dome to the edge, was built in Berlin, Germany.
For some people, however, the Concert Hall is not simply just where the artistic events happen. What makes it a great attraction is also because the Concert Hall itself, throughout centuries, has showcased a significant part of the Lisbon’s culture—the love for entertainment, for music, for arts.
The Coliseu dos Recreios Lisbon area is a part of a protected area, which encompasses the Avenida da Liberdade zone. Located very close to the Concert Hall you can also find Teatro Politeama (Politeama Theater) or a bit further ahead, the National Geographic Society, which are both well worth a visit.