21 – 24 / 28 – 31 Julho 2023
"A melhor música clássica, vinhos e gastronomia num só atmosfera extraordinária".
O festival de música na cidade medieval de Marvão, no topo da montanha, no norte do Alentejo, atrai todos os anos amantes da música clássica de todo o mundo.
Há sete anos, o maestro Christoph Poppen, agora regente da Orquestra de Câmara de Colónia, e Juliane Banse, uma soprano de classe mundial, apaixonaram-se pela região do Nordalentejo, perto da fronteira espanhola. Com a ambição de criar algo especial para esta região tão especial de Portugal, a primeira edição destes festivais teve lugar já em 2013.
Entretanto, cada vez mais amantes da música clássica acorrem a Marvão e arredores todos os anos, e orquestras e cantores de todo o mundo oferecem ao seu público uma experiência musical de primeira classe, que em 2023 celebrará a sua 9ª edição.
O norte do Alentejo, junto à fronteira espanhola, tem também outras atracções: belas paisagens de montanha, fortalezas medievais e aldeias pitorescas. Adegas onde se produzem os mais requintados vinhos tintos e, claro, a gastronomia, onde se pode provar presunto e queijo DOP e o melhor azeite.
Dia 1 - Chegada a Lisboa
Arrival in Lisbon around noon. Continue on to the Alentejo. Your transfer to the north of Alentejo will take you 3 hours but on your way to the medieval town of Marvão you will have the oportunity to visit one of the many amazing World Culture Heritage Sites that Portugal has to offer ,EVORA. A calm city of the interior of Portugal which goes back to the roman times.
Explore 2000 years of history and end with a tasty snack and Winetasting in Alentejo.
Now you continue , another one and a half hour is left to take you to Marvão or any other village nearby according to where your accomodation is booked.
Free evening; enjoy a stroll through this lovely medieval village of Marvão and have dinner in one of the several restaurants you will find with the tasty cusine of Alentejo and of course- the lovely wines.
Day 2 – Estremoz - Opening gala in Marvão
The day is yours to discover this genuine area of Alentejo which turistically is very little known yet. We recommend a visit to the charming village of Estremoz and it’s Castle.
On Saturday there is a market held on the main square with all kind of local products and bric a brac. But Estremoz has more secrets :
There are some of the best portuguese wineries situated in and around the village.
We will reserve a visit and tasting for you to Herdade Dona Maria which besides premium wines offers as well an incredible historical back ground.
In the evening enjoy en unforgettable musical Experience: we suggest to walk a bit earlier up to
The castle and enjoy the sunset, the scenery is just stunning.
Then an orchestra concert in occasion of the opening of the 9th edition of the Festival of Marvão
Will take place in the inner courtyard of the castle.
The program changes every year and will feature some of the best artists that will play during the 10 days of the festival.
Rest of the evening at leisure.
After the concert return to the hotel.
Day 3 – Royal Horses and Premium Cuisine
Horsemanship is also a tradition in the Alentejo. Therefore, a visit to the impressive Coudelaria Real in Alter do Chão is planned for this morning.
The foundation of the royal stud goes back to the 18th century. Today, its mission is above all the breeding of the noble horses of the Lusitanian breed and their preparation for entry into the Portuguese Riding School.
A highlight of the visit is the free run of the approx. 60 mares which are the basis of the horse breeding. Afterwards free time in Alter do Chão or in the nearby town of Portalegre for lunch. Or if you fancy signature cuisine try lunch at the fantastic restaurant Basilio at Torre de Palma Winehotel in Monforte. The kitchen of the restaurant is headed by famous chefe Miguel Laffan!
The final highlight is a chamber concert in the late afternoon at the Estrela Church in Marvão.
Let yourself get enchanted by another musical moment !
Afterwards enjoy your last evening in Marvão transfer back to the hotel where you can finish your impressions with a cosy dinner.
Day 4 – By By Alentejo see you soon Marvão
End or the program and check-out in the morning. Travel back to Lisbon or continue your holidays in Alentejo or by the sea down in the Algarve.