The convent and church of São Vicente de Fora are such important buildings and their historical legacy so significant to Lisbon that they have their own museum to analyse and exhibit their collection of paintings, sculptures, gold and clothing.
The museum, which is organised around four sections, deserves special mention for the largest collection of Baroque azulejo tiles under one roof, as well as trails showing how this art form developed – with a compulsory stop at the impressive Galeria das Fábulas (Gallery of Fables).
Come and discover this unique church and its history, which dates back to the reconquest of Lisbon and the centuries that followed right up to today. Take in one of the best views of Lisbon from the rooftop.
Tour is approximately 1 hour and time to visit.
Deadline to sign up – May 28, 2019
Lunch reservation at a nearby restaurant to follow. Please inform if you plan to stay for lunch.
Starts at: 11am. Meet at 10.45 am
Where: outside St Vincent Monastery, Largo Sao Vicente, Lisbon 1100-572, Portugal
Please join us on Thursday, June 6th to participate in a presentation/discussion about Conservation and Restoration with our very own IWP member, TodyCezar. She has a wealth of information and experience to share in the spirit of international women and this presentation will be extremely interesting and a learning experience.
Tody is a semi-retired conservator and restorer. She has consulted in various professional capacities all over the world restoring cultural antiquities and treasures which she will share with us.
Tody trained in the US and the UK. Throughout the years she has been involved in projects in Kosovo, India, Portugal, England and the USA. Working in sites ranging from museums, cathedrals to villages.
She received a special mention in the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage and a Conservation Award in England.
Cost includes light buffet lunch ,savoury bites and refreshments. The space is subsidized by IWP. Members are first priority and associate members. However, guests are welcome as well. Limit 30 persons.
Cost: 20 euros prepayment to Fern. See details below
Please confirm your attendance by transferring 20€ to Fern Pochtar
Excursion to Comenda Grande, Family-Owned Wine Estate
Join us on June 17th for an excursion to the Comenda Grande estate, a family owned business that specializes in the production and sale of wines and olive oils. Our guide for the day will be Sofia Lopes, whose family owns the estate.
Your Choice of appetizer, main course, and dessert must be made with your email reservation.
8:30am Lisbon pickup – Outside the Restaurante Churrasqueira do Campo Grande at the top of the Campo Grande gardens. Close to a metro station.
9:15am Cascais pickup – Praca de Touros, Cascais, where “One Living” is now under construction (near Escola Secondaria Cascais, Av. Pedro Alvares Cabral, Bairro do Rosario). *Adjacent to the bus stop closest to the school.
11:00 Arrive at the estate. Tour vineyard and wine cellars
12:00 Wine tasting of Estate Reds, Whites and Rosé with appetizers
12:30 – 2:30 Lunch paired with wines
3-4:30 pm Visit the estate olive farm, hunting lodge, family room & ancient wine cellar
4:45 Return to Lisbon and then Cascais
Starter – Please pick one of the following:
Tomato Soup from Alentejo (with bread) OR Chicken Soup
Main Course (comes with salad). Please pick one of the following:
Rice Duck OR Pork tenderloin with potatoes OR Codfish and cream
Dessert – Please pick one of the following:
Lime mousse OR Fruit salad
Coffee & tea
Cost: 50 euros per person (Note: this is a heavily special discounted price for IWP) Please bring cash and make payment to either Bev or Louise upon entering the bus.
Note: This trip is limited to 19 participants – members will be given priority and if there is space, associate members and or guests of members are welcome.
Due to the popularity of last month’s meeting we’ve decided to have the the same venue – the café Ice Gourmet in the Gulbenkian gardens which has good metro and bus connections as well as nearby underground parking.
Each participant pays for her own coffee/drink.
The cafe is in the Gulbenkian gardens, near the Rua Marques Sa de Bandeira enterance.
If possible please confirm your attendance by emailing : firstname.lastname@example.org
Starts at: 10.30 am
Where: ICE GOURMET Coffee shop in the Gulbekian Museum
Space limited to 30 people and is open to both members and to associate members.
Details of how to get there will be provided on reservation both by car and by public transport. For those of you going by private transport and have extra space in your car and would like to offer that space to another member then please let us know. Equally if you feel you cannot get there by yourself and / or would like to travel with another person then please let us know.
Please pay by bank transfer to International Women in Portugal, Online Banking (Net Banking)
IBAN: PT50 0033 0000 4551 5498 181 05.
Add reference “EVOA” if possible and send proof of payment to
Barbara at email@example.com
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