Hans Christian Andersen Tour in Portugal

Hans Christian Andersen Tour in Portugal

16 -22 Septmeber 2018

When, God willing, I am once again walking
Among the beech trees in my homeland,
My thoughts will often return
To the beautiful country that is Portugal.”

A visit to Portugal, 1866 by Hans Christian Andersen

This unique and original project focuses on the world-famous Danish author and his journeying through Portugal in 1866. It is an initiative that allows participants to experience Portugal through the eyes of Hans Christian Andersen. This tour follows in the footsteps of the ‘Father of fairy-tales’ based on the diary he wrote during his visit to this picturesque pearl of Southern Europe.

Hans Christian Andersen was already quite famous when he came to Portugal at the invitation of his friends, José and Jorge O’Neill, whose father was Portuguese Consul in Denmark. Travelling across the Iberian Peninsula, Andersen was completely enchanted with the beauty of Portugal. His trip took him to Lisbon, Palmela, Setúbal, Aveiro, Coimbra and to Sintra, with which he fell in love.

This tour offers a visit to some of the above-mentioned cities; an insight into Portugal and its gastronomy; and a rich artistic programme, including a personal mini-guide with Andersen’s observation and quotations about all these magnificent places.

Delve more deeply into the fairy-tale world of Hans Christian Andersen and of the beauty of Portugal!

Detailed programme and fees: HERE

Registration Form: HERE


Places are limited.

For more information please contact:

info@moonluza.pt      conferences@moonluza.pt    Tel. (+351)969.792.262