Music and Heritage

Music in Amarante is not only an integral part of the city’s wealthy material and immaterial heritage; it has also greatly contributed to the city’s vibrancy and for public enjoyment, through regular music programming in various historic locations
over the whole of Amarante’s district.

Orgão de tubos ibérico, Amarante

Iberian organs and religious monuments

Built at the heart of the historical-centre, each of the churches of St. Domingos, St. Pedro and St. Gonçalo has an Iberian pipe tube organ. Until recently, these instruments were partially dismantled or poorly kept, but their restoration had them regain their historical, technical, aesthetic and m...

Romanesque Route: creative initiatives within the Route

Amarante is part if the Romanesque Route, an intermunicipal project set to value the Romanesque heritage, of about 60 sites, spread throughout the valleys of Sousa, Tâmega and Douro rivers. The Route provides an exchange of information and readings between, on the one hand, national and European Ro...
Orquestra do Norte
Rabeca, instrumento tradicional de Amarante

Intangible Heritage

Amarante has an interesting intangible heritage associated with music, as one can see by the region’s characteristic musical instruments – in the way they’re built and played –, its rich folk song repertoire and its popular and ethnographic manifestations. These are portrayed by, for example...