practice of Walking is much more than exercise. Since the physical
component is more or less pronounced, the activity of walking
must involve the whole learning component, knowledge of the
territories covered, contacts with local populations and other
walkers, regional development and personal spirituality.
a Walking Festival to a unique artistic treasure as it exists
in Alto Alentejo is a unique experience.
Necessary elements are the Conferences of the Festival, where
one can learn and know more about Art as an indispensable element
of cultural affirmation in the privileged territory of Aleto
These conferences do not have prior registration. Just show
up at the places indicated at the scheduled time.
Activities start 15 minutes after the time announced.
Conference - The Art of Roman Sculpture in the City of Ammaia
Museu Cidade de Ammaia
11:00h - Museu Cidade de Ammaia, Marvão
Est Calçadinha, São
Salvador de Aramenha, Marvão Telf (+351) 245 919 089
/ 960 325 331 -- GPS N39º22'14'' W07º23'10''
City of Ammaia is undoubtedly the most important vestige of
the Roman Period in the northern Alentejo region. Located
in the Natural Park of Serra de São Mamede, in São
Salvador de Aramenha, in the municipality of Marvão,
its central area consists of Quinta do Deão and Tapada
da Aramenha, with an area of ??approximately 25 ha. Although
its ruins were classified as National Monument in 1949, they
were dug up until the end of 1994. From this date and with
the appearance of the Ammaia City Foundation, every effort
has been made to study and preserve what remains of this important
city. Ammaia was elevated to Civitas around the year 44/45
d.C. having obtained the status of Mvnicipivm still during
the century. I d.C., however we only have data about the same
in the reign of Lúcio Vero, in the year 166 AD.
City of Ammaia was a place of intense life, with all the spaces
and times of a city of its time. Discovering this past has
been a meticulous task of building the puzzle of history.
Traces of two millennia ago were stolen, destroyed and reused
by generations following the time of greatness of the city.
let's take a look at what the Art of Roman Sculpture in the
City of Ammaia was, because they carved such pieces, what
symbols they had, where they went, what new uses they had
and, above all, how it has been the adventure of discovering
them and interpreting them.
Visit - The Contemporary Art of Maria Leal da Costa in Marvão
and in the World
11:00h - Quinta do Barrieiro, Marvão
Reveladas, Marvão Telf (+351) 936 721 199 www.marialealdacosta.com
-- GPS N39º20’00’’ 'W07º22’52’’
TICKET ASSUMED BY THE ORGANIZATION OF THE FESTIVAL
is the most subjective of the arts. It is intrinsic in the
work, whether of nature or molded by human hands, but it is
also necessary that the art receiver feels motivated by appreciation.
There is a perfect, and sometimes imperfect, balance between
the work, the artist and who appreciates it. This is called
Art. This can be called Life.
Leal da Costa, Portuguese artist, born in Évora, studied
at the Superior School of Fine Arts in Lisbon, lives and works
in Alentejo, in Marvão. Its sculptures in stone, iron
and bronze are characterized by a contemporary and multifaceted
approach, of great tranquility and beauty. Exhibits since
1994, is represented in several public and private collections,
both in Portugal and abroad.
the Sculpture Park of Maria Leal da Costa, in the middle of
the Serra de São Mamede, in Alto Alentejo, is to know
the best food for soul and mind. Dare you !