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Casa da Arquitectura

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Avenida Menéres, 456
4450, Matosinhos


Casa da Arquitectura, created in 2007, is a non-profit cultural entity important in the universe of content creation and programming for the national and international dissemination and affirmation of architecture. Its action involves not only architects, but people and entities from various cultural and social areas that encourage and sponsor the mission they believe in, in the public interest of architecture.

CEDIEC - Centro Europeu de Documentação e Interpretação da Escultura Castreja

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Travessa das Eiras
5460, Sangunhedo


The European Centre for documentation and interpretation of Castro Sculpture, constitutes itself as a nucleus of knowledge and citizens ' framework with the archaeological heritage, fostering feelings of identification and belonging, capitalizing on the other hand, a set of existing resources in the municipality and contributing to sustainable development. This integrated project aims at the enhancement of the existing archaeological heritage through the creation of cultural equipment allowing centralize actions of preservation of the collective memory of the region and at the same time make their disclosure, linking it with supply and tourism promotion.

Casa da Música

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Praça Mouzinho de Albuquerque - Avenida da Boavista, 604-610
4100-357, Porto


Casa da Música is a major concert hall space in Porto, Portugal. It was designed by the Dutch architect Rem Koolhaas, and was built as part of Porto's project for European Culture Capital in 2001, although it was only finished in the first half of 2005, to immediately become an icon of the city. The Building engineers were Ove Arup - London together with Afassociados, Oporto. The windows, doors and the curved glass wall was made by Facal (www.facal.eu). Casa da Música was built just across from one of the main traffic centres of the city, Rotunda da Boavista. The …

Observatório Oficial do Dark Sky

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Rua da Nossa Senhora da Conceição
7200-071, Reguengos de Monsaraz

Reguengos de Monsaraz

The Official Dark Sky Observatory is located in Cumeada, in Reguengos de Monsaraz, in a former primary school. The space was reconverted and adapted to function as the Official Observatory of Dark Sky Alqueva. It has a permanent astrophotography exhibition by astrophotographer Miguel Claro and a mini-museum, where you can touch a real meteorite, see the original autograph of the last astronaut to go to the moon and other curiosities.

Parque Arqueológico do Vale do Côa

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Avenida Gago Coutinho e Sacadura Cabral, 19
5150-610, Vila Nova de Foz Côa

Vila Nova de Foz Côa

This is the biggest Paleolithic open-air museum, where you can view a variety of rock engravings. The most important rock art collections are those of Canada do Inferno, Penascosa, Ribeira de Piscos, Quinta da Barca, Pharisee and beech. It is classified as a national monument and Cultural heritage of humanity.

Casa da Memória Judaica

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Rua das Olarias, 43
6000-183, Castelo Branco

Castelo Branco

Este espaço pretende contar a história de uma comunidade que em muito contribuiu para o desenvolvimento da cidade no período quinhentista, as suas memórias e o legado que deixou.

Teatro Municipal de Bragança

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Praça Professor Cavaleiro Ferreira
5300-252, Bragança


Designed by Portuguese architect Filipe Oliveira Dias in 2001, this theater is a fine specimen of Portuguese contemporary architecture. Opened in 2004, and since then the main show room in town.

Centro Cultural de Marvão

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Largo de Olivença
7330-104, Marvão


Cultural space of reference in Marvão, hosting numerous events.

Teatro Viriato

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Largo Mouzinho de Albuquerque - Apartado 2087
3501-909, Viseu


This is the theatre where the major cultural events in town take place, from music and theatre to dance and poetry. There are also workshops, ateliers and temporary exhibitions. There is a bar with videos and discussions and the "Canto do Teatro", which is a space devoted to the memory of the old Teatro Viriato ( Theatro Boa União) that functioned between 1883 and 1960.

Fórum Cultural do Seixal

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Quinta dos Franceses - Seixal
2840-499, Seixal


A space that welcomes several activities, such as congresses and performances, among other events.

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