Thinking of heading out to Lisbon for Nova Batida festival in September? We’ll give you 10 reasons not to!
1 – Weather will be too nice
With highs around 26 degrees celsius and the average around 22, if you like laying in the sun and tanning, Lisbon may not be the place for you.
2 – Music acts are too high-profile
Although predominantly electronic music, there is a range of genres from other artists that would light up the stages, if you’re not into good vibes and music, maybe sit this one out.
3 – Food will be too fresh
Fast food and oven pizzas? Not available here sorry. With only the best fresh seafood and snacks being served in Lisbon, why bother?
4 – Beach is too close
Sunny weather and waves, not your thing? Better to go someplace else as the beach is only 20 minutes from Lisbon.
5 – Views are too pretty
With Lisbon offering stunning views of the city from specific hilltops, it may be too much for you to take in.
6 – The music is too good
Due to its complex history, Lisbon has an incredibly diverse and rich music scene. With everything, from the traditional genres of Fado, to the electronic impact of it past African connections being felt across its bars, theatres and clubs, Lisbon is a musical hub. Sounds rubbish right?
7 – Getting lost in the city is too peaceful
Lisbon’s back streets are one of the most beautiful with different types of roads and buildings everywhere you go. Wouldn’t bother, it’s too peaceful.
8 – There is too much culture
Like culture? Then I wouldn’t come to Lisbon. From open-air festivals throughout the summer months to the art collections in the Gulbenkian Museum, would probably get too much.
9 – The buildings are too colourful
Although also known as the ‘white city’ due to the number of white buildings, the city also hosts houses and apartment blocks in a variety of colours, such as pink, yellow and blue, prefer grey boring building thanks.
10 – There are too many bars
If you love nightlife and music then the city may not be for you as it contains bars and clubs on rooftops, car parks, centre city, garden, museums….yawwwnnnn