A tango trip to Lisbon

Just few words before you start

Lisbon is an edge of western world, place where city meets ocean – where civilization meets wild nature, place where all the adventures and discoveries started. Exactly this place we chose for new big adventure called Lisbon Tango Marathon. We are waiting for our explorers who are ready to invest their energy and joy, share their warmth and love to open new horizons. Maybe we are waiting… for you?

Mercado da Ribeira

We could not choose a better place to blend the tango with the Portuguese culture. The Mercado da Ribeira is one of the symbols of the city of Lisbon, inextricably linked to the history of Portuguese seafarers and sailors who used to bring here the news from all over the world, corners of which they were exploring.

The market has always had a ballroom on the first floor. For many years, it was used for Sunday dancing parties that were known by the lisboetas as “the balera of the elderlies”.

Timeout

In 2014 Mercado was completely renovated and quickly became a must-visit destination for any food lover in Lisbon. There are dozens of vendors offering a range of cuisines, from traditional Portuguese fare to international foods, large prepared meals, small bites and sweets, cheeses, charcuteries or wine to go. There is something for everyone, and it’s all in one place. You will find this impressive offer of restaurants and bars opened from 10:00 to 02:00.

Ballroom

The “elderlies’ ballroom” has also been renovated and transformed into a concert hall with a modern sound and lighting system spread over an area of almost 500 square meters. Here we will put more than 250 square meters of wooden floor with a special cushioning system that will help to protect the dancers’ feet.
The hall is easily accessible from the main entrance of the market

Music, music, music...

LTM 2020 DJs

Please meet our wonderfull DJs…

Ilias Selalmazidis

Ilias Selalmazidis from Greece!  Let him speak for himself 😉“As far as I remember myself, I danced from my earlies (traditional and folklore dances), and as my mother used to say …

Diego Doigneau

Diego Doigneau from Argentina and UK! Born in Argentina, studied Music and Theatre both in Buenos Aires and London. For 9 years Diego has been the resident DJ at Negracha …

Max Stasi

Max Stasi from Italy!  Max started to dance and collect Tango music in 1999. In 2006 he became an active and known DJ. For all this time he has been …

Marcin Blazejewski

Marcin Blazejewski from Poland! 🥳 Marcin is known as a DJ who makes amazing atmosphere at milongas, sharing his energy and temperament with the other dancers. He’s keen on traditional music …

Carlos Cabral

Carlos Cabral, representative of Portugal! His passion for dance comes from the rhythm of the waves of his Atlantic Ocean, which also has strongly influenced his music Carlos gets his inspiration …

Alper Akgul

Alper Akgul from Turkey! Alper is a professional concert pianist and musician. He is DJing regularly in various milongas in Turkey, and well known DJ in festivals and marathons around …