Open House 2024
03 of July of 2024
MONASTERY OF LEÇA DO BALIO AND OPEN SCULPTURE BY ÁLVARO SIZA: THE MOST ANTICIPATED PREMIERES AT OPEN HOUSE PORTO 2024

The itinerary for the 2024 edition of Open House Porto includes a visit to the headquarters of the Livraria Lello Foundation, where Álvaro Siza's Open Sculpture is located, as well as the renovated Monastery of Leça do Balio.

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Act The Thought
15 of June of 2024
MONASTERY OF LEÇA DO BALIO ASTOUNDS WITH OVER 1,000 PHOTOGRAPHS IN ARTISTIC MANIFESTO AGAINST MISINFORMATION

The Livraria Lello Foundation announces the official inauguration of the Monastery of Leça do Balio, the institution’s headquarters, in a ceremony on June 21 at 5:00 PM.

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Photos from the action
15 of June of 2024
JOIN THE ARTISTIC MANIFESTO FOR TRUTH BY THE LIVRARIA LELLO FOUNDATION ON JUNE 15 AND 16 IN DOWNTOWN PORTO

On June 15 and 16, the famous InsideOut photobooth will be in Porto, capturing over a thousand portraits. These portraits will be simultaneously displayed at the Leça do Balio Monastery starting on June 21.

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Descida da Cruz
10 of May of 2024
“DESCIDA DA CRUZ” EXHIBITED IN PORTO

Livraria Lello Foundation opens the doors of the Monastery of Leça do Balio on the upcoming 18th to exhibit, for the first time in public, the painting by Domingos Sequeira. "Descida da Cruz" heads north, where it will remain. The National Museum Soares dos Reis is the chosen institution to host the work.

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Conferência de Imprensa
20 of March of 2024
FUNDAÇÃO LIVRARIA LELLO SAFEGUARDS NATIONAL CULTURAL HERITAGE WITH THE ACQUISITION OF DOMINGOS SEQUEIRA'S "DESCIDA DA CRUZ"

Fundação Livraria Lello guarantees the permanence of Domingos Sequeira's "Descida da Cruz" in Portugal, promoting universal access to Culture.

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Rita Marques
13 of January of 2024
LIVRARIA LELLO FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES THE OPENING OF MONASTERY OF LEÇA DO BALIO AND PROMOTION OF ARTISTIC RESIDENCIES FOR 2024

Livraria Lello Foundation: Empowering People to Read the World. This is the motto of the Livraria Lello Foundation, unveiled on 118th anniversary of Livraria Lello.

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Municipalities' Representatives
26 of January of 2023
PORTO AND NORTH CONNECT TO SANTIAGO DE COMPOSTELA THROUGH ART

The Path of Art brings to Porto and Northern Portugal and Galicia a route of 261 km of contemporary art between the Porto Cathedral and the Santiago de Compostela Cathedral - hosting works by national and international artists along the way.

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Way of Saint James
16 of January of 2023
CAMINHO DA ARTE’ BRINGS THE INSTALLATION OF 60 WORKS OF ART ALONG THE WAY OF ST. JAMES

Sixty contemporary art pieces by national and international artists will be installed along the 261 kilometers connecting Porto's Cathedral to Santiago de Compostela's Cathedral in Galicia.

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Pedro Abrunhosa and Sara Correia
29 of September of 2022
LEÇA DO BALIO MONASTERY HOSTS PEDRO ABRUNHOSA IN A CONCERT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

The launch of the 'Caminho da Arte' project kicks off with a concert by Pedro Abrunhosa and Comité Caviar, with the special participation of Sara Correia, in the Garden of Monastery of Leça do Balio.

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Monastery of Leça do Balio
04 of January of 2022
FROM YOUR STREET OR SCHOOL, THE VIRTUAL DOORS OF MONASTERY OF LEÇA DO BALIO ARE OPEN!

21 points of interest and a 360º video of the Garden of Thought are some of the many possibilities for visitation that we want to make available to the public.

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Actors
19 of May of 2021
REACTIVATION OF ONE OF THE OLDEST WAY OF ST. JAMES – 11KM FROM PORTO CATHEDRAL TO MONASTERY OF LEÇA DO BALIO

The reactivation of one of the oldest paths of the Way of St. James was proposed, on-site, to the tourist operators of the region on May 19, 2021, with the aim of enhancing the offer with a new cultural and tourism product adapted to modern times.

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Exhibition Opening
19 of May of 2019
MONASTERIUM KM 234 - FREE EXHIBITION OPENS THE DOORS OF MONASTERY OF LEÇA DO BALIO

More than 10,000 people rediscovered the Monastery of Leça do Balio through the Monasterium Km234 exhibition.

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