DAYS WITH HISTORY | NATIONAL CASTLE DAY

7 OCTOBER | NATIONAL CASTLE DAY

17.00 | CANTIGAS DE AMOR E AMIGO
EDUARDO PANIAGUA / CRISTIANE AZEM (SONGS OF LOVE AND OF FRIENDS)
Music, Poetry and Dance of Medieval Iberia with contemporary touches.

Featuring the Medieval cantigas de amor e de amigo and their dialogue with selected Fernando Pessoa poems, including 4 dance pieces interpreted by the Brazilian dancer of Lebanese origin, Cristiane Azem (Portuguese speaker and master of traditional dances). A conversation between dance and various musical instruments (particularly the psaltery), but also between the old and the modern, and various art forms. A natural recreation of the emotionally expressive and subtly sensual atmosphere in which poetry was enjoyed at the Royal Palace of the Kasbah (citadel).

TRANSIBERIA PRODUCTIONS

18.00 | SUNSET VISIT
all ages | Duration: 90 minutes
Visit to the Castelo de S. Jorge | Free via prior booking
Advance booking | +351 218 800 620 | info@castelodesaojorge.pt 

Sitting atop a hill, the Castelo de S. Jorge dominates the landscape. It’s true now and has been so for more than a thousand years. Today it’s a national symbol and for many centuries has been a guardian, dynamic, adaptable in war and guarantor of peace. On National Castle Day, a visit to this monument is like hearing an echo from the past as we follow all the visual clues that time has left behind.

MÁRIO CAMOLAS (HISTORIAN)
CASTELO DE S. JORGE EDUCATIONAL SERVICE

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