“Lisbon sums up and follows. This time we took home the Best Emerging Culture City Award, awarded by the British Leading Culture Destinations Awards, an international award for institutions, art organizations and cities that have become cultural destinations.
The result was announced at a ceremony held at the South Kensington Club in London this Friday night, 28, collecting a kind of Oscars of Culture. This is the first time that Lisbon receives a prize associated with cultural production as a tourism destination.
“This prize stems from the diversified offer of Lisbon in terms of the multiple cultural experiences it offers to visitors throughout the year, both in terms of heritage and its history, as well as at the level of exhibitions, shows, art pieces, parties and festivals. Many of the events have already consolidated in the calendar of the city and this is reflected in the notoriety of the destination “, says in a statement Vítor Costa, director general of the Tourism Association of Lisbon.
On the list, competing for the award alongside Lisbon, were cities like Medellin, Colombia, or Abu Dhabi, capital of the United Arab Emirates.
The jury consisted of ten cultural creators, on the fields of fashion, tourism, music, hospitality, design, architecture and art. ” Source
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