Leiria is a powerful centre of cultural creation and artistic intervention. In fact, the city is the home of several cultural associations that permanently reinvent urban identity, deeply committed to the local community. Festival A Porta is a fine example of such cultural engagement.
Created by a group of non-aligned citizens of Leiria, this eclectic festival takes over the epicentre of the historical city, Rua Direita, a not so straight-lined street. A Porta ("the door") is by nature a cultural event designed for the community, for the city.
This year's edition will be held from June 12th to 19th. Inspiring concerts and musicians, street fairs and artistic interventions will happen at the historical centre of Leiria. Unlike every other door, this door can only be opened!