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
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.
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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Four outstanding regions await.
DISCOVER PORTO AND THE NORTH, THE ESSENCE OF PORTUGAL.