Program

Social Activity

 

Week 1 (8th July)

 

16h30 : Serralves Park
18h00 : Galerias Miguel Bombarda
20h30 : Mercado Bom Sucesso
22h00 : Casa da Música

23h00 : Casa Agricola

 

 

Place Hour Activity Cost

Serralves Museum & Park

Rua D. João de Castro, 210
4150-417 Porto Portugal
41º 9'35.40"N
8º39'35.35ºW

16h30

 

Serralves Park spans 18 hectares and is constituted by a wide variety of magnificent, harmoniously interconnected spaces: formal gardens, woodlands, and a traditional farm. Designed by the architect Jacques Greber in the 1930s, it constitutes a singular reference within Portugal’s landscape heritage. A visit to the Park, via any of its circuits, involving different routes and durations, is a privileged opportunity to come into contact with nature and appreciate the wide diversity of trees and shrubs, constituted by roughly 200 species and a variety of autochthonous and ornamental exotic plants. In addition, the gardens and the park also constitute a museum setting: visitors to the park will encounter sculptures from the Serralves Collection that are permanently on display.

 

The birth of the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art, in 1996 represented another key moment in the history of the Park, via a new intervention in the landscape. The museum was installed in a lateral portion of land, formely occupied by a vegetable garden and orange grove and was overseen by the landscape artist, João Gomes da Silva (with the collaboration of Erika Skabar), who was invited by Álvaro Siza Vieira. The history of the place, its sustainability and topography were structural elements in the project that took into account the presence of the new building and its programme and uses. Serralves is a unique reference within Portugal’s landscape gardening history and symbolises a process of learning and knowledge of the conditions of transformation of the territory, in terms of space and time during a specific cultural context: Portugal and the 19th and 20th centuries.

 

Serralves Park, that was opened to the public in 1987, after preparation and recovery works, was subject to a Recovery and Enhancement Project that commenced in 2001 and ended in 2006. This Project constitutes a significant contribution to education and raising society’s awareness concerning the importance of protecting landscape heritage, and the need to conciliate heritage space with cultural manifestations and processes determined by contemporary society, without undermining its integrity and permanence. Serralves Park has won two important awards: the innovation award within the field of environmental education from the Portuguese Museology Association – APOM (1996) and the "Henry Ford Prize for the Preservation of the Environment” (1997).

Access to Park Free

Miguel Bombarda

Rua Miguel Bombarda

18h00

 

650 metres long, Rua de Miguel Bombarda is one of the cultural arteries of modern times. With several art galleries and new commercial trends, it has become an obligatory meeting point in the city for all those who enjoy art and innovation. New exhibits are regularly inaugurated simultaneously, with plenty of street entertainment, attracting art lovers, investors, artists, followers of alternative ways of life and many onlookers. The road also has restaurants, book shops and several retro-cool furniture shops, with alternative decoration, design, fashion, music and others.

 

Mercado Bom Sucesso

Praca Bom Sucesso, 3, Porto 4150-145, Portugal

41° 9′ 9.954” N
8° 37′ 57.197” W

20h30

 

For a snapshot of local life and a bite to eat, nip into Boavista's revamped Mercado Bom Sucesso. A complete architectural overhaul has brought this late 1940s market hall bang up to date. Now bright, modern and flooded with daylight, the striking curved edifice harbours a fresh produce market, a food court, cafes and the slick design hotel, Hotel da Música.

 

Gastronomes are in their element in the food court, which is perfect grazing territory, with stands selling everything from fresh sushi to piadine (Italian flat-bread sandwiches), tapas, ice cream and Portuguese sparkling wine. The Traveller Café is a good pit-stop for freshly pressed juices and smoothies or coffee and pastries. If you're looking for edible gifts to take home, stop by Sabores e Tradição, which stocks gourmet products from the Trás-os-Montes, such as cheese, olive oil and honey.

 

Casa da Musica

Avenida da Boavista,

604-610
4149-071 Porto, Portugal

GPS coordinates:
41.158400, -8631000
+41º 9' 30.24'', -8º 37' 51.60''

22h00


Miami Flu is the new band of Pedro Ledo and Tiago Sales, half of the heart and soul of Lululemon. New band, new sounds and some good news: in addition to his Surf Green guitar, Pedro Ledo is also in charge of vocals, in songs loaded with anxiolytics and other drugs. We enter a territory marked by some psychedelics of the 60s and 70s, where the influence of retro video games gives a pop component to the songs and evokes the glorious stages and studios of the 80s and 90s

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GF8p3XLaZ6c || https://miamiflu.bandcamp.com/

MIAMI FLU

Free Admission | Palco Super Bock

Casa Agricola Cafe-Bar

Rua do Bom Sucesso 241-243 4050-145 Porto Portugal

GPS coordinates:
41.158400, -8631000
+41º 9' 30.24'', -8º 37' 51.60''

23h00

 

The name: Casa Agrícola (Farm House) refers to the rural roots of the building, that was part of a farm called Nossa Senhora do Bom Sucesso (Our Lady of Good Success). The area still maintains the farm’s name – Bom Sucesso – but it is now a vibrant part of the city and all that is left from its rural past is the building itself and the chapel that you still can find next to it.

 

However this feeling of rurality and wealthy landlords old house came to me the first time I climbed the steps to the restaurant dining room. The decoration has an indescribable old charm that really makes you want to spend the evening at this gorgeous dining room. I am talking about the wooden floors, the white towels, the wine cupboard, the windows, the chandeliers and the pleasant calmness. The street level floor is a caffe-bar where you can have a good price meal at lunch, a drink in the afternoon (happy hour is from 4pm to 8pm) and after 10pm the lower floor turns into a kind of pub.