Cultural Events

As an important cultural platform, the Cadaval Palace has promoted and welcomed, over the last years, several artistic events that enrich the city’s and the country’s cultural agenda. Annually, a wide audience visits the building’s rooms, attending exhibitions and events that touch on different cultural dimensions. Due to its historical heritage, the Cadaval Palace also occasionally receives soloists, national and international choral and musical groups, for public performances, and art exhibitions – painting, sculpture and photography.

Festival / Exhibition • 2018

Évora Africa African Passions

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In a rich three-month programme, the Festival Évora Africa showcased the largest exhibition of contemporary African art in Portugal, curated by the famous commissioner André Magnin. Co-financed by Portugal 2020, the festival took great names from the world scene to the Cadaval Palace, such as Esther Mahlangu, Romuald Hazoumè, Cheri Samba, Amadou Sanogo, JP Mika, among other African artists. The Festival also included an outstanding and unprecedented musical programme.

Évora Africa African Passions

African Passions
African Passions
African Passions
African Passions
African Passions
African Passions
African Passions
African Passions
African Passions
African Passions
African Passions
African Passions
African Passions
African Passions
African Passions
African Passions
African Passions
African Passions
African Passions
exhibition • 2017

Agatha Ruiz
de la Prada

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Twenty creations by Agatha Ruiz de la Prada were exhibited alongside the collection of the Cadaval Palace in an exhibition entitled Spectacular. In it, History and the Spanish stylist’s contemporary fantasy world intersected, resulting in an unpredictable and surprising show.

Agatha Ruiz
de la Prada

Agatha Ruiz de la Prada
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada
Agatha Ruiz de la Prada
exhibition • 2015

Dá Licença

Mauro Pinto

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Dá Licença (“Excuse Me”) was the first exhibition by Mauro Pinto in Évora. Mauro Pinto was born in Maputo, where he lives and works, and since 2000 he has participated in individual and group exhibitions in several countries. In Dá Licença, the artist perpetuates the light, atmosphere and state of ordinary houses in the neighborhood of Mafalala, a mythical neighborhood in Maputo, the birthplace of poets, sportsmen and politicians.

Dá Licença

Mauro Pinto
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Mauro Pinto
exhibition • 2015

Unforgettable Wedding Gowns

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The Unforgettable Wedding Gowns exhibition, curated by Hubert de Givenchy, featured pieces from major international fashion houses such as Balenciaga, Carolina Herrera, Dior, Philippe Venet, YSL and Givenchy. The Church of Saint John the Evangelist was the stage for a memorable exhibition.

Unforgettable Wedding Gowns

Unforgettable Wedding Gowns
Unforgettable Wedding Gowns
Unforgettable Wedding Gowns
Unforgettable Wedding Gowns
Unforgettable Wedding Gowns
Unforgettable Wedding Gowns
Unforgettable Wedding Gowns
Unforgettable Wedding Gowns
Unforgettable Wedding Gowns
Unforgettable Wedding Gowns
Unforgettable Wedding Gowns
Unforgettable Wedding Gowns
Unforgettable Wedding Gowns
Unforgettable Wedding Gowns
Unforgettable Wedding Gowns
Festival • 2013 - 2014

Músicas Sagradas de Évora

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The expressions of traditional and sacred music and culture from India, from the Middle East and from the Mediterranean were uniquely expressed at the Festival de Músicas Sagradas de Évora(Festival of Sacred Music in Évora). The initiative also emphasized the importance of dance as a discipline with the ability to bring different audiences together

Músicas Sagradas de Évora

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Músicas Sagradas de Évora
Músicas Sagradas de Évora
Músicas Sagradas de Évora
Músicas Sagradas de Évora
Músicas Sagradas de Évora
Músicas Sagradas de Évora
Festival • 2004 - 2013

Os
Orientais

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Os Orientais (The Orientals) celebrated the expression of classical music from the East under the artistic direction of Alain Weber, the biggest name in world sacred music and, currently, at the helm of the Fez Festival and the World Sacred Spirit Festival in India. The Festival Os Orientais brought sacred music from the East to Portugal for the first time, becoming a valuable platform for the preservation of an intangible heritage at risk of extinction.

Os
Orientais

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Os Orientais
Os Orientais
Os Orientais
Os Orientais
Os Orientais
Festival • 1998 - 2004

Évora Clássica

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Held in partnership with the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Évora Classical Festival brought to the city the grandeur of the Foundation’s choir and orchestra, as well as the exquisite work of invited musicians. The shows happened in the Cadaval Palace, the Paço’s Garden and the Loios Church.

Évora Clássica

Évora Clássica
Évora Clássica
Évora Clássica
Évora Clássica