The municipality of Moita is located on the Left Bank of the Tagus Estuary. Its waterfront, about 20 km long, seems to embrace the river, thus forming a kind of amphitheatre. And, in fact, for centuries, these waters were the stage for the lives of many families who saw their livelihood in river transportation. The progress in land transportation and the installation of industries in the region dictated the withdrawal of the population from the river. Today, the river is calling back not only the inhabitants of this municipality, but also its visitors.
An interesting heritage associated with the river, pleasant green spaces and the richness of cultural and recreational activities make the municipality of Moita a mandatory site to visit for those who wish to learn more about the south bank of the Tagus.
Territory: 55.26km2 (including the river)
Associate since: January 2005
Artemrede Venues: José Manuel Figueiredo Cultural Forum, in Baixa da Banheira; Bento de Jesus Caraça Municipal Library, in Moita; Mill of Maré, Alhos Vedros; Artistic Experimentation Centre, in Vale da Amoreira.
Fórum Cultural José Manuel Figueiredo, Baixa da Banheira
Officially opened on April 25th, 2005, the José Manuel Figueiredo Cultural Forum (FCJMF) results from recovery work carried out by the Moita City Council in the building of the former Cine Park of Baixa da Banheira. Its mission is to stand as a space of culture, learning and artistic topicality, and provide a public service by promoting generalised access to different cultural activities.
The FCJMF consists of an auditorium seating 314, a bar/café-concert, an exhibition gallery and a network centre of municipal libraries.
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FÓRUM CULTURAL JOSÉ MANUEL FIGUEIREDO
Rua José Vicente, 2835-116 Baixa da Banheira
Tuesday to Saturday – 14:30h to 19:30h
Days show and cinema - an hour before the beginning of the show or session
Tickets can also be booked by phone 210 888 900 , in the box office opening hours. Reservations can be raised no later than 1 hour before the start of the show, with a five tickets per reservation limit.
Biblioteca Municipal Bento de Jesus Caraça, Moita
The Bento de Jesus Caraça Municipal Library is the central facility of the network of public libraries that integrates the Alhos Vedros Municipal Library, the Baixa da Banheira Municipal Library, the José Manuel Figueiredo Cultural Forum, and the Vale da Amoreira Municipal Library.
Since its opening to the public, that which is considered one of the best libraries in the country has always been attracting new users, while also contributing, through diverse programming, to the fostering of cultural habits among the population.
BIBLIOTECA MUNICIPAL BENTO DE JESUS CARAÇA – MOITA
Rua Dr. Alexandre Sequeira
Tel. 210817040 - Receção
tuesday to saturday - 10:00h às 19:00h
Moinho de Maré de Alhos Vedros
On April 25th, 2007, the cultural space of the Mill of Maré de Alhos Vedros, at the Cais do Descarregador, was officially opened City Council proceeded with the restoration of the outside façade and of the working room, as well the top floor, thus ensuring accessibility for people with reduced mobility.
The second floor, which operates as a multi-purpose room, is prepared to host cultural activities, including temporary exhibitions, conferences, training sessions, meetings and even small concerts and performances, thus fulfilling its social function of promoting culture among the community.
MOINHO DE MARÉ DE ALHOS VEDROS
Largo do Descarregador
2860-028 Alhos Vedros
Visits to the Mill require appointment.
Centro de Experimentação Artística, Vale da Amoreira
The Artistic Experimentation Centre (CEA) was the result of a community intervention under the Qualification and Reintegration Operation of Critical Urban Neighbourhoods - Critical Neighbourhoods Initiative and funded by the financial mechanism of the European Economic Area.
Officially opened on April 25th, 2013, it aims to be pivotal in social and cultural intervention and development, especially for the youth of the parish of Vale da Amoreira. It features 1 management room, 1 meeting room, 3 training rooms, 2 music rehearsal rooms, 1 recording studio, 1 control room, 1 café/bar with outdoor seating.
CEA – CENTRO DE EXPERIMENTAÇÃO ARTÍSTICA
Avenida Vasco da Gama
2835-205 Vale da Amoreira
Tel. 211 810 030