International Youth Day with free entry for young people

9 de August, 2023

The Soares dos Reis National Museum is marking International Youth Day next Saturday, 12 August, with free admission for all young people up to the age of 29.


Visitors aged 12 to 29 are also invited to share selfies on their Instagram accounts taken next to portraits, self-portraits or busts from the long-term exhibition, using props distributed in the Museum’s galleries.

The young participants will stand side by side with paintings and sculptures by representative Portuguese artists from the Museum’s collection, such as Artur Loureiro, José Malhoa, António Teixeira Lopes and Marques de Oliveira, and for one day they will be the Museum’s main ambassadors to Instagram followers.


The InstaSelfie | International Youth Day activity takes place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and involves capturing images in the Museum’s galleries and posting them on visitors’ Instagram accounts. The official MNSR Instagram account must be identified in their posts. At 5pm, the Museum will count the number of likes for each image and at 5.30pm prizes will be awarded in the Museum shop, honouring the winners in each of the three age groups – 12 to 17, 18 to 23 and 24 to 29.


International Youth Day has been celebrated in Portugal since 1999 with the aim of promoting the transformative potential of young people in society and in social, economic and environmental sustainability. The United Nations has defined the theme for the 2023 edition as “Green skills for youth: Towards a sustainable world”.