This is "Cascais Street Art", an urban art gallery that has transformed a neighborhood and the people who live there. Come and meet the story of a neighborhood, that has united ethnicities and generations through art, to talk about a past that has become a bright future! This is a tour that will make a positive difference in the local community but also on your stay in Portugal! Cascais by Art was born from a partnership between ImpacTrip and the Take.It project which has been present in Bairro da Torre in Cascais, since March 2013. The "Cascais by Art" was born with the purpose of valuing the capacity of mobilization and the initiative that the group "Somos Torre" has had in its community. In fact, the Bairro da Torre has gained a new sense of community, reflecting itself, too, in intergenerational relations. This is a different day, where they get together with the people of the neighborhood, will undoubtedly make a difference!
My name is Rita and I'm the co-founder of ImpacTrip, a 100% Portuguese social business that works with over 250 non-profits in Portugal to promote their social travel initiatives. We have welcomed Responsible travelers from 52+ different nationalities who contributed with over 25.000 hours volunteering for social and environmental causes. In this experience, you will be welcomed by our friends Robz and Zeca, the two local guides of the Torre neighborhood. They will present you the traditions, the people, the art and the neighborhood atmosphere.
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Bairro da Torre, Cascais To each wall brilliantly painted by Portuguese urban artists, there is a memory, a curiosity, a history and a great multiculturality. This magnificent art form makes known to all who visit the Bairro da Torre, its essence, its past and future reality. These paintings not only embellish the walls of the buildings, but transpire culture, inspire changes and symbolize the strength of a community.