Theatre built in the end of the XIX century by the architect Tomás Augusto Soler. It was first called Teatro Dona Maria Pia, and then changed to Teatro Funchalense, after that to Teatro Manuel de Arriaga and at last Teatro Baltazar Dias, paying homage to the Madeira dramaturge from the XVI century.
The Lethes Theatre has the name of a mythical river whose waters had the power to erase every problem and sadness of this life from one's memory. A perfect name for a show room where the actors act and pretend in order to entertain the spectators.
Nice theatre made accordingly to the model of Scalla of Milan and the San Carlo of Naples. The façade is beautiful the inside richly decorated, with golden and red shades. The ceiling, the candelabrum and the presidential box stand out.
An important element of the industrial archaeology, the Fábrica da Pólvora de Barcarena (Barcarena's Gunpowder Factory) has a high historic and cultural interest. Through the recovery of several buildings and equipments that testify to the making of gunpowder an interesting space of leisure and culture has been created.
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 ...
The Serralves Foundation is a cultural institution of European scope, at the service of the national community, whose mission is to sensitize and create interest in contemporary art and the environment through the Museum of Contemporary Art, a multidisciplinary centre conceived by the architect Siza Vieira, the Park, natural heritage dedicated to environmental education and animation, and a centre for reflection and debate on contemporary society. A remarkable space for rotating and temporary exhibitions on Contemporary Art (Painting, Sculpture, etc.). There are also exhibitions in the old Chapel.
The Teatro da Marionetas (puppets’ theatre) was founded in 1988, aiming the production of puppets’ shows. It tried, from the beginning, to renew ancient forms of puppet-show, such as the Dom Roberto show. In 1992, the puppet theatre opened the Belomonte Theatre, exclusively for this company's events.
Large, modern space, consisting of a large auditorium with a capacity of 626 seats and where there are often performances of theatre, music or dance; a small auditorium with a capacity of 161 seats and where plays, concerts and cinema; and an art gallery, where works by artists highly regarded are exposed. There is also a Coffee Bar and a Concert at the great Auditorium.