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Paço de Lanheses - Viana do Castelo - Portugal


The Festival Encontros da Imagem was born in 1987 from an old association linked to the practices of photography and amateur cinema.

Over the twenty-five editions, the idea of the Festival Encontros da Imagem took shape, resetting itself progressively to adapt to the aesthetic and formal development of creative photography, which is the central subject of the Festival.

Every year during the month of September, Encontros da Imagem occupies many historic buildings, museums and galleries.

In these different spaces, a wide audience has at its disposal about 15 exhibitions mostly related to the central theme of each issue.


Discover the Region

The Alto Minho

«...people from the Minho province are the best inhabitants of Portugal, both for their gentleness and friendliness, as well as for their jolliness; their dances and songs have already led a foreign author to compare them to the true shepherds of antiquity.»

in: Minho Pitoresco, 1887