SADLY - WE HAVE HAD TO CANCEL THE RETREAT FOR 2020  HOPE TO SEE YOU IN 2021

July 16  -20  Obidos

July 20 -28  Travanca do Monte

2020  marks the eighth summer that Plein Air Portugal welcomes professional, advanced or intermediate Painters and Photographers to create in a part of the world removed from time. 

Plein Air Portugal offers two options:  Obidos and Travanca do Monte, or the longer stay at Travanca do Monte only.

Obidos:  July 16-20

We stay 4 nights in the medieval castle town of Obidos, close to the Atlantic Ocean and a beautiful lagoon. In the midst of fruit orchards and cobbled streets, artists will find many sites within walking distance.  Casa da Picva,our historic posada, or B&B, resembles a small museum.  It is convenient to shops, restaurants, the castle walls and many walks with beautiful views. 

Taxi and bus service is available for independent exploration.

 

Travanca do Monte:  July 20-28

Casa da Levada, an historic posada that has been in the Mota family for more than 300 years, is our next location. Situated in the northern mountains east of Porto and close to the Douro Valley vineyards, Travanca do Monte offers artists varied subject matter, from mountain vistas, to ancient agricultural practices and the people who work the land. The former one-room schoolhouse, a short walk down the cobblestone hill from the Casa, serves as a studio and gathering place.

Taxi and bus service is available for independent exploration.

Photograph of tiles by Karen Bell, taken at the Tile Museum, Lisbon

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