From June 30th through July 8th – 2018, the city of Amarante hosted the III Amarante International Guitar Festival and Competition. The event was organized by the CCA – Maria Amélia Laranjeira, Amarante Cultural Centre with the support of the Amarante City Hall.
The Centro Cultural de Amarante – Maria Amélia Laranjeira was founded on December 3, 1981 by Maria Amélia Laranjeira. The creation of this project stems from the founder’s personal taste and interest in the arts and cultural promotion. For several years she held the position of director of the institution giving life and body to numerous cultural and educational projects in the various areas.
Those who visit Amarante end inevitably by building up an own interpretation, as rich as the willingness and as diverse as luck. As many routes define the region quite can be the pictures and the flavours that the visitors can take back home: architecture, religion, art, nature and gastronomy.