Presentation on Cultural Tourism

21 de November, 2023

The Director of the Soares dos Reis National Museum, António Ponte, took part in the 12th edition of FLIMAR – Literary Festival of Marechal Deodóro – Alagoas, Brazil, where he presented the theme of cultural tourism.


The lecture “The dynamisation of the northern region of Portugal by transforming cultural goods itineraries into cultural products: a boost for cultural tourism” took place last Saturday as part of the 12th FLIMAR – Marechal Deodóro Literary Festival – Alagoas.


António Ponte had the opportunity to present a reflection on the role of Heritage in Cultural Tourism and the importance of community work in the context of this activity.

The theme of this year’s Flimar was Historical Heritage and it was attended by a number of special guests. The programme aimed to promote discussion and reflection on the municipality’s cultural and historical heritage, establishing connections between local history, job creation and prospects for the future.


Marechal Deodoro is a Brazilian municipality in the state of Alagoas. It was the first capital of Alagoas and the birthplace of Manuel Deodoro da Fonseca, the then Marshal of the Brazilian Army who proclaimed the Republic of Brazil and was Brazil’s first president. The municipality is part of the Maceió Metropolitan Region.


It is known for its buildings of historical value, such as churches, mansions and other buildings.