Now under new management, São Lourenço Cultural Centre in Almancil is officially opening its doors tomorrow (Saturday), after being closed for a few months, with the inauguration of a new art exhibition.
Galeria de São Mamede, which opened in Lisbon in the late 60s, is now managing the cultural centre and, to mark the new beginning, is presenting a collective exhibition of paintings and sculptures, including works by more than 20 national and international artists.
São Lourenço Cultural Centre, which occupies five 200-year-old rural houses, all carefully restored, initially opened in 1981.
There are six exhibition rooms, large patios and terraces and a sculpture garden covering a total of 4,500sqm, making the cultural centre a unique setting for artists and art lovers.
Over the years, the centre, located near the São Lourenço Church, has welcomed more than one million visitors and it is now hoped that its full glory will be restored.
Working closing with the Friends of São Lourenço Music, the cultural centre also contributes to the promotion of the arts outside of the premises – it is now responsible for the programme of events at Galeria de Arte Vale do Lobo.
The collective exhibition runs until October 31.
The cultural centre is open Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 1pm and 5pm to 10pm (closed on Monday).
For more information about the São Lourenço cultural centre, please call 939 382 472