Route of the Romanesque on RTP
The second episode of the show "Turismo em Rede", on RTP1, will be dedicated to the Route of the Romanesque and broadcast live from Praça das Pocinhas, near the Interpretation Centre of the Romanesque, in Lousada, on 20th August, Tuesday, from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm and from 2:15 pm to 5:30 pm."Turismo em Rede" is an RTP project in partnership with Turismo de Portugal, aimed at revealing routes, landscapes and hidden gems of inland Portugal, from north to south, over 8 episodes broadcast during the summer.The show dedicated to the Route of the Romanesque will focus on different areas of intervention of this tourist-cultural project, from heritage conservation to tourist promotion, from scientific research to the dissemination of knowledge, from cultural promotion to heritage education.There will also be an emphasis on gastronomy, "vinho verde", regional products, handicrafts and a series of tourist and cultural entertainment activities developed in the territory of the Route of the Romanesque, which currently covers 12 municipalities of the Sousa, Douro and Tâmega valleys.You can also watch the show, hosted by Joana Teles, Hélder Reis and Isabel Angelino, on RTP Play.
Route of the Romanesque at 2019 Turexpo Galicia
The Route of the Romanesque will participate for the second time, between June 6th and 9th, in Turexpo Galicia, one of the most important tourism fairs in Europe.The nine edition of Turexpo Galicia, Salón Turístico de Galicia will take place, as usual, at the largest exhibition centre (400,000 m²) in the Northwest of the Iberian Peninsula, ABANCA International Fair of Galicia, in Silleda, Pontevedra, Spain.In addition to the exhibition area, the number of visitors (more than 100 thousand) and the entertainment activities, Turexpo Galicia also stands out for the so-called Tourist Contracting Pool, a meeting space for the various agents operating in the sector, which, in 2018, bring together 44 tour operators from 12 countries.This event will surely be yet another privileged opportunity for promoting the "Route of the Romanesque" as a destination and its tourist programs in the close foreign market, mainly in a region - Galicia - which has been emerging as the main origin of foreign visitors/tourists who travel across the Route of the Romanesque.The Route of the Romanesque, which will be integrated into the exhibition area of the Regional Tourism Authority of Porto and Northern Portugal, continues to focus on the internationalization of its tourist product, having already participated in FITUR - International Tourism Fair (Madrid, Spain), ITB Berlin (Berlin, Germany) and BTL - International Tourism Exhibition of Lisbon this year.The participation of the Route of the Romanesque in Turexpo Galicia 2019 is part of the project "Tourist Enhancement and Development of the Route of the Romanesque", co-financed by Turismo de Portugal, I.P., through the Valorizar Program - Support Line for Tourist Development in Inland Portugal.
Route of the Romanesque: Educational Activities
Heritage education is one of the most important areas of intervention of the Route of the Romanesque. In this page, you can keep up with the recreational and pedagogical activities suggested by our Educational Service and join in!QUARTAS ROMÂNICAS [Romanesque Wednesdays]Wednesdays: 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.Recipients: 5-100 yearsPrice per participant: € 2Prior registration (minimum 10 participants)_____________SÁBADOS ROMÂNICOS [Romanesque Saturdays]Location: Information Centre of the Route of the Romanesque - Paredes (next to the Municipal Library)Last Saturday of the month: 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.Recipients: 5-100 yearsPrice per participant: € 2Prior registration (minimum 10 participants)_____________You can register for the activities described (and all those included in the 2018-2019 Activity Program and for Birthday Parties at the Interpretation Centre of the Romanesque) via the following contacts:Route of the Romanesque | Educational ServiceTelephone: +351 255 810 firstname.lastname@example.org
Interpretation Centre of the Romanesque wins 2019 APOM Awards
The Interpretation Centre of the Romanesque, promoted by the Route of the Romanesque, won the 2019 Awards Portuguese Association of Museology (APOM), in the "Museographic Work", "Management and Multimedia App" and "Film" categories. It also received an honourable mention in the "Best Museum of the Year" category.The award ceremony was held today, May 24, at the Miguel Franco Theatre, in Leiria.The Interpretation Centre of the Romanesque opened to the public on 27 September 2018, in the town of Lousada, and has already received more than 10 thousand visitors.It consists of an exhibition area with 650 square meters, divided into six thematic rooms, in a building fully designed from scratch, and is established as a privileged gateway to the journey of discovery of the Route of the Romanesque and its territory of influence, as well as the of the artistic and symbolic expressions that have marked Portugal and Europe, from the Middle Ages to the present.The APOM Awards aim to encourage and distinguish the Portuguese agents and institutions in the area of museology and heritage, giving visibility to their work.In 2013, the Route of the Romanesque's promotional merchandise was also distinguished by the APOM Awards.
Monastery of Paço de Sousa: Construction Work Completion
Sunday, April 7, marks the beginning of the activities commemorating the completion of the works promoted by the Route of the Romanesque in the Monastery of the Saviour of Paço de Sousa, which will end on the 14th, with a concert by Orquestra do Norte.The ceremony of inauguration of the conservation and safeguarding works carried out in the Monastery of Paço de Sousa, beginning at 3:00 pm on April 7, includes, in addition to the protocolary session, the celebration (4:00 pm) of a Eucharist presided over by the Bishop of Porto, D. Manuel Linda, and a guided tour (5:30 pm) to the various areas of the Monastery.The following Sunday, at 6:00 pm, the Monastery's church will host the Easter Concert - "Requiem in D minor", by Franz von Suppé (1819-1895), by Orquestra do Norte. Directed by Fernando Marinho, the show, with free admission, will include performances by soloists Sara Braga Simões (soprano), Patrícia Quinta (contralto), Mário João Alves (tenor) and Job Tomé (bass) and the choirs Polifónico da Lapa and Escola Superior de Educação do Porto.The intervention, aimed at rehabilitating the old Benedictine Monastery of Paço de Sousa, one of the most important references of Portuguese Romanesque architecture, included archaeological excavations and various conservation and restoration works, which began on April 18, 2017, International Day for Monuments and Sites.The works in question, developed under a technical project by the Regional Directorate for Culture of Northern Portugal, included roof maintenance, drainage and earthworks in the surrounding area; cleaning and treatment of walls, conservation of ceilings, electrical installation and the renovation of the cloister.There were also conservation and restoration works in the sacristy, focused on furniture, the altarpiece, the coffered ceiling and the basin's mural painting.These interventions involved a total investment of 482,000 euros, 85% co-financed by the 2014/2020 Regional Operational Program for Northern Portugal 2014/2020 (Norte 2020) through the European Regional Development Fund, and 15% by the Municipality of Penafiel, within the scope of "Route of the Romanesque: Heritage, Culture and Tourism" operation presented by the Association of Municipalities of Vale do Sousa, managing entity of the Route of the Romanesque.The second phase of the works, in the amount of 59 thousand euros, fully paid by the Municipality of Penafiel, included the completion of the archaeological excavations and the anthropological intervention, as well as the structural assessment of the church and on-site supervision.Therefore, the total amount of the intervention in this National Monument amounted to 541 thousand euros.The Monastery of Paço de Sousa was founded in the 10th century. The church was built in the 13th century and the chancel, the sacristy, the cloister and what remains of the monastic building date back to the 17th and 18th centuries. The complex underwent renovation works in the 19th (1883 and 1887) and 20th (1927-1938) centuries.Inside the church is one of the most beautiful pieces of Portuguese Romanesque sculpture: the tomb of Egas Moniz de Ribadouro, the legendary servant of D. Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal.The Monastery of Paço de Sousa is part of the Route of the Romanesque, a tourist-cultural project that currently consists of 58 monuments spread across 12 municipalities in the Sousa, Douro and Tâmega valleys in northern Portugal.
Route of the Romanesque at BTL 2019
The Route of the Romanesque is present, for the eleventh consecutive year, in the BTL - International Tourism Exhibition of Lisbon, in what is the largest national event dedicated to the promotion of tourist activities.The trade fair, which celebrates its 31st anniversary, will take place between March 13 and 17, at the Lisbon International Fair (FIL), at Parque das Nações, in Lisbon.Come and visit our stand at BTL and take your chance to win one of the 50 voucher books, with discounts on 57 accommodation units and restaurants of the Route of the Romanesque.To find the stand of the Route of the Romanesque, head to the Tâmega and Sousa Intermunicipal Community (CIM) space, which is part of the large exhibition area of the Regional Tourism Authority of Porto and Northern Portugal.In the 2018 edition, BTL had 1,150 exhibitors, 42 international destinations and 77,000 visitors (39,000 professionals and 38,000 non-professionals).The participation of the Route of the Romanesque in BTL 2019 is part of the project "Tourist Enhancement and Development of the Route of the Romanesque", co-financed by Turismo de Portugal, I.P., through the Valorizar Program - Support Line for Tourist Development in Inland Portugal.
Route of the Romanesque at ITB Berlin 2019
The Route of the Romanesque continues to focus on the internationalisation of its tourist product, being once again present in the ITB Berlin fair, which takes place in the German capital from March 6 to 10.ITB Berlin, which is celebrating its 53rd anniversary this year, is one of the main international tourist events and a meeting point for the most important tour operators in the world.Its leading position is confirmed by figures. In addition to 5,000 journalists and 400 bloggers, more than 160,000 visitors, 10,000 exhibitors from more than 180 countries (from 6 continents) and 1,000 operators are expected to visit the 26 exhibition halls at the Berlin Exhibition Grounds, with an area of 160 thousand square meters.The participation of the Route of the Romanesque in ITB Berlin 2018 is, therefore, a means of projecting its tourist product in the foreign market, aiming at its integration into various commercial circuits.In this context, more than a publicity action, the participation in ITB Berlin will focus on the marketing of tourist programs prepared by the Route of the Romanesque in partnership with travel agencies and tour operators, tourist entertainment companies and accommodation units.As in the International Tourism Fair of Madrid (FITUR), the presence of the Route of the Romanesque will be marked by close cooperation with Turismo de Portugal, through the Association of Tourism of Porto, an entity with which it is associated, being integrated into its large exhibition space.The participation of the Route of the Romanesque in ITB Berlin 2019 is part of the project "Tourist Enhancement and Development of the Route of the Romanesque", co-financed by Turismo de Portugal, I.P., through the Valorizar Program - Support Line for Tourist Development in Inland Portugal.
Route of the Romanesque at FITUR 2019
The Route of the Romanesque continues to invest in the foreign market and will be present, once again, in FITUR - International Tourism Fair, which will take place at the IFEMA Park - Feria de Madrid, in Spain from January 23 to 27.Seen as an international reference in the tourism sector, the participation in this 39th edition of FITUR is yet another opportunity for the Route of the Romanesque to promote itself among foreign tour operators and to find partners specialized in the cultural touring area, capable of integrating the "Route of the Romanesque" product into international commercial circuits.The exhibition space of the Route of the Romanesque is part of Portugal's pavilion and may be visited in Pavilion 4, stand 4D02, no. 10.The 2018 edition of FITUR broke the attendance record with 10,910 exhibitors from 165 countries/regions, 140,120 professional participants and 110,860 visitors from the general public. It was also visited by 7,856 journalists and bloggers.The participation of the Route of the Romanesque in FITUR 2019 is part of the project "Tourist Enhancement and Development of the Route of the Romanesque", co-financed by Turismo de Portugal, I.P., through the Valorizar Program - Support Line for Tourist Development in Inland Portugal.