In Sintra - The icon of modernism

An icon of local and international modernism, the Coliseum building was designed by several hands. Cassiano Branco, José Porto, Yan Wils, Júlio de Brito, Charles Siclis and Mário Abreu are some of the architects who actively collaborated in its construction, as if anticipating one of the main characteristics of the Coliseum: the plurality of expressions. Since 1941, the Coliseum has been a space for all artistic disciplines and a wide range of audiences, characteristic of a cosmopolitan, multiple city with a strong identity. From rock to opera, from ballet to circus, from carnival to jazz. It was also the scene of remarkable political rallies, demonstrations at the door with thousands of Porto residents, and even a devastating fire. From the stage to the dressing rooms, through the sub-stage and areas reserved for artists, the guided tour begins with a bit of history, a review of the Coliseum's 80th anniversary and its most memorable moments... and there are many!