During the last week of July is Manta Festival in Guimarães. There is a series of concerts, mostly rock and alternative music, held around 10 p.m in the gardens of the Palace and the cultural center of Vila Flor. There is a mounted a stage, and in different parts of the gardens there are also small bars-taverns. Admission is free and it is one of the many cultural and recreational initiatives that the city offers to everyone.
We had the opportunity to meet the hot five in Oporto, we loved it. For 4 nights in a row, after dinner we went to see their live performances. If you like jazz, blues, rock, this is your place. Entry costs 4€ per person but it's worth it. Do not miss it if you like good music and good entertainment.
Of course we were wrong to think that in Portugal there was no bullfighting tradition, the Monumental Plaza de Toros de Póvoa demonstrated that they do hold this sport as a tradition Unlike the Spanish in Portugal it is only a mere spectacle in which it is forbidden to kill the animals. Prior to the construction of this square (it is from the nineteenth century), bullfights were held inside the Fortress of Our Lady of the Conception. The current arena was opened in 1949, designed by Alfredo Coelho de Magalhaes. It has a capacity for 5,500 spectators, and since 1984 it is managed by the City Council. They also have horse shows.