06 August

Traditional architectures

Branda da Aveleira
pedro costa

fotografia: Luís Portela

Brandeiro day

In this seventh edition, MDOC will join the 25th anniversary celebration of Brandeiro Day, a party that celebrates transhumance and is a tribute to the builders of the agro-pastoral community of Branda da Aveleira. A debate on popular architecture with the participation of architects António Menéres and Fernando Cerqueira Barros, geographer Álvaro Domingues and José Rodrigues Lima, the main driving force behind this celebration, a visit to Branda da Aveleira and the inauguration of two exhibitions by photographer Luís Portela, will be part of the program.


Registration: until 25th july

Price: 10€

Inculdes: lunch and dinner on August 6 and shuttle Melgaço / Branda da Aveleira.


Please send an email to melgaco@mdocfestival.pt with the following:

• Full Name • Date of Birth • Place of Residence • Country • Email • Profession- If you're a student, please state School/Course/Year

Registration will only be valid after confirmation email from the organization. After confirmation, you must pay by bank transfer and send the corresponding proof to melgaco@mdocfestival.pt, indicating your full name.

Payment Instructions

Bank Transfer: Banco Montepio
IBAN: PT50 0036 0056 99100159898 33

+ info

Daniel Maciel
+351 912 499 889


06 August . Friday

Hour Activity Location
10h00 Screening of the film TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURES, Carlos Eduardo Viana (AO NORTE; HD; 33’; 2020) Casa da Cultura
10h33 TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURES, with Architect António Menéres e Fernando Cerqueira Barros Casa da Cultura
12h30 Lunch
14h00 Bus leaves from Melgaço Casa da Cultura
15h00 Guided tour around Branda da Aveleira Branda da Aveleira
16h00 Inauguration of the exhibition Impermanence, or, of the memory of brandeiro life, by Luís Portela Branda da Aveleira
16h30 Interventions by José Rodrigues Lima and Álvaro Domingues Branda da Aveleira
18h00 Bus leaves from Branda da Aveleira -