Conservation and Restoration

Conservation and Restoration The Caldas da Rainha Arts Centre houses the Victor Santos Folk Art Collection, which includes a huge range of different themes, including pottery, clay, pastoral art, tinwork, basketry, metals, traditional boats, masks and also a small section with diversities in the field of folk art, ranging from rag dolls and toys covered […]

Western Geopark application to UNESCO – Interview with Estado com Arte Magazine

The Executive Director of Geoparque Oeste, Miguel Reis Silva, said in an interview with Estado com Arte Magazine that he was taking part in the UNESCO World Geoparks Conference in Marrakech when the earthquake struck on 8 September in Morocco. The West’s greatest geological potential lies in the unique geological formations from the Jurassic and […]

IAC – International Academy of Ceramics

The 2024 edition of the Congress of the International Academy of Ceramics (AIC) will be held in Caldas da Rainha and Alcobaça, announced today the Portuguese Association of Ceramic Cities and Villages (AptCVC). The congress, initially scheduled to be held in South Korea, “now has a new host: Portugal”, announced AptCVC, adding that the event […]


The second edition of the Mostra Mercado da Cerâmica took place in Parque D. Carlos I on June 16, 17 and 18, 2023, beginning with the inauguration of the Collective Exhibition of the ceramists taking part in the Mostra Mercado, at Casa dos Barcos, at 5pm. This was followed by the opening of the Mostra […]

International Meeting of Creative Cities of Castelo Branco – Conference

As part of the preparation of the city to the Unesco Network in the area of Crafts and Popular Arts, the International Meeting of Creative Cities of Castelo Branco took place from 12 to 15 April 2023 at the Contemporary Culture Center of Castelo Branco. The presentation of Caldas da Rainha Creative City, was held […]

The documentary series “Raízes”, from the Casa e Cozinha channel, came to Caldas da Rainha through the hands of chef Vítor Adão

The documentary invited local producers and artisans to join the chef on this surprising journey through the flavours, culture, landscapes and traditions of the municipality. António Pereira, a fisherman, took chef Vítor Adão to Óbidos Lagoon to catch the main ingredients for lunch and shared the gastronomic traditions that inspired the chef to reinvent the […]

TAME THE FIRE | Cutlery, Ceramics and Gastronomy

Through CENTRA Association – Arts Center Friends and integrated in the UNESCO Program: Caldas da Rainha, Creative City, it was proposed to create an event capable of bringing together two of the most important sectors and tradition of the Municipality: ceramics and cutlery. To these two doings, good gastronomy was added. Three elements united under […]

European Heritage Days 2022

Sustainable Heritage, theme of the European Heritage Days 2022, was the motto for a visit to the thermal waters of Caldas, guided by Professor José Martins de Carvalho (Technical Director of the Thermal Hospital) and Miguel Reis Silva (Coordinator of Aspiring Geopark West)followed by a conversation dedicated to “Water, Essential Heritage”, also with the participation […]

FIADA – National Fair of Crafts and Design of Covilhã

From 8 to 11 September, Caldas da Rainha Municipality participated in the first edition of FIADA – National Fair of Crafts and Design of Covilhã, under the program of the Creative City of Unesco for Design, with a stand allusive to Crafts and Popular Arts. At the stand were on display five ceramic pieces by […]

UNESCO Creative Cities Network World Meeting – Santos, Brazil

As part of the membership of the Caldas da Rainha to the Network of Creative Cities of UNESCO, of which it has been part since November 2019, the Municipality of Caldas da Rainha received, as all about 300 cities from around the world that integrate there, the invitation to participate in the Annual Conference of […]