O Sol da Caparica is held in the Parque Urbano (Urban Garden) of Costa da Caparica in Almada. You will find some great names from the music of Portugal, Africa and Brazil, places where Portuguese is spoken, in a true blast of a party that lasts four days. From hip hop to rock and fado, from samba to kizomba, there will be more than 11 hours of music every day in a huge sound range.
Alongside this, the Sol da Caparica makes room for new values and for other arts such as dance, artistic expressions, graffiti and animation cinema. The more active festival-goers will have also plenty of options where adrenaline is guaranteed such as skateboarding, stand up paddle, surfing, windsurfing and bodyboarding.
Carminho | Miguel Araújo | Expensive Soul | Rita Guerra | Anselmo Ralph | Frankie Chavez | Sara Tavares | As Canções de Maria | Calema | GNR | Carolina Deslandes | Manuel Paulo + Monge | Virgul | Wet Bed Gang | Rodrigo Leão | Linda Martini | Filipe Catto | Piruka | Jimmy PBuy tickets
Anybody visiting modern Costa de Caparica can only experience difficulty in trying to imagine the small fishing village of squat houses and peaceful streets that existed just a short while ago. The last half of the 20th century saw this town undergo rapid expansion with its beaches, previously given over only to fishermen, becoming among the most popular in the Greater Lisbon Metropolitan area. This was further boosted by the inauguration of the bridge over the river Tagus in 1966 making it much easier for many to get over to the south bank.
The beaches, all with lifeguards, are named after the various cafes they accommodate with their popularity further boosted by the close proximity of public transport services.
√ Visit the Capuchos Convent
√ Climb the Christ the King and enjoy the view over Lisbon
√ Savor the best fish and shellfish in the world
√ Taking some surfing lessons at one of the several surf schools
√ Take a stroll through the Medos Forest, inserted in the protected area of Costa de Caparica Fossil Cliff
√ Hop on the Transpraia, a train that crosses the several beaches of the area