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CAN YOU HEAR THE MUSIC?
IT’S HISTORY CALLING.



PAULITEIROS DE MIRANDA – MIRANDA DO DOURO.

THE RHYTHM IS PORTUGUESE. THE CELEBRATION IS GLOBAL.

The world is, once again, coming together at the World Expo Dubai. Here, at this spectacular and visionary site, over 192 different nations are exhibiting their best qualities, including us, Portugal. Located in the sustainability district, Portugal Pavilion invites you to feel the genuine appeal of its northern regions.

Embark on a fascinating journey through time to the beginnings of Portugal and the Miranda do Douro region, to the rhythm of its most ancestral tradition: the Pauliteiros de Miranda.


Know more about Miranda do Douro

KEEPING THE ANCIENT ROOTS ALIVE.
JOIN THE DANCE.

The Portugal Pavilion presents Pauliteiros de Miranda. A unique dance performance that has been keeping alive, for several centuries, the oldest traditions of the Miranda do Douro region and the cultural identity of its people.

Let yourself be captivated by the power and rhythm of the ancient Pauliteiros’ instruments, in a swords dance that takes us back to time immemorial of the North of Portugal.

The Pauliteiros de Miranda The Pauliteiros de Miranda

The Pauliteiros de Miranda will perform twice at Portugal Pavilion on October 24th. These will be two unique opportunities to watch his religious and warrior-inspired musical repertoire, whose poems exalt their history and people.

IN FRONT OF PORTUGAL PAVILION
IN FRONT OF PORTUGAL PAVILION
24 Outubro
October 24
17:35 – 18:05 19:30 – 20:00

MEET THE MUSICAL WARRIORS.

Initially a male-only formation, the Pauliteiros de Miranda group also includes female formations. It is composed of eight men or women dressed in traditional clothes, dancing and creating rhythms with sticks (or paulitos). The group is also accompanied by three instrumentalists with bagpipes, snare drums and bass drums, and by a man wearing the cloak of honour and women carrying the flag.

THE NORTH AWAITS

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WHAT MAKES THE NORTH OF PORTUGAL SO UNIQUE? MIRANDA DO DOURO.

To learn about the origins of Miranda do Douro, you have to go back in time to 1286, the year in which the town of Miranda was founded. Since then, the town has never stopped developing, standing out in the production of textiles, footwear and goldsmithery, and always keeping its identity and traditions intact.

Today, Miranda do Douro is a true open-air museum, proudly holding a vast cultural heritage that makes it a must-visit in the North of Portugal.


TAKE OUR WORD FOR IT!

There’s a wealth of craft and tradition to discover in Porto and the North of Portugal. It’s true and you can take our word for it, literally. Speak to us in real time and start planning your next trip with the insightful help of our team. Step by step, discover the best places to stay, eat, enjoy and remember. See you soon in our part of the world.

Four outstanding regions await.

DISCOVER PORTO AND THE NORTH, THE ESSENCE OF PORTUGAL.


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