The House of Careto has been opened since February 22nd, 2004. Congratulations to all those who have collaborated on this difficult project that was put into practice, in a bold and persistent way, with a happy ending. It became a source of pride for the local population of Podence!

We should not forget to mention great contribution of the Macedo de Cavaleiros Town Council in the development of this project.


This space provides several cultural and recreational events included in the tourist itinerary of the Northeastern region of Trás-os-Montes and supports the Azibo Nature Park.


The space consists of:


  • Exhibition hall - permanent exhibition of the carnival tradition of Caretos;
  • Multi-purpose hall for conducting different events, seminars, exhibitions and meetings;
  • Regional Tasquinha "The Careto", overlooking the Azibo Lagoon;
  • A space for selling merchandising of caretos.


Opening hours:


  • Monday to Sunday
    • 10:30 AM - 11:50 AM
    •  15 PM - 18PM


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Museological space

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