06 Mar

LIPOR was present at the 27th edition of the Porto Camellia Exhibition

The 27th edition of the Porto Camellia Exhibition took place on March 4 and 5, at Parque de São Roque. This edition was once again attended by LIPOR, by the invitation of the Porto City Council and the Associação Portuguesa das Camélias, the organizers of this event.

At the exhibition, LIPOR presented an installation, this time with a historical hue, bringing several specimens of camellias that have accompanied the history and stories of Casa do Corim. The purpose of this representation was to bring to the exhibition a little of the brightness and beauty of its magnificent garden with century-old Japanese Camellias and traditional Portuguese tiles, which provides those who visit Casa do Corim with a pleasant feeling of peace, which is difficult to find in city life.

Casa do Corim, built in a Nasonian style, dates back to the first half of the 18th century, when construction began. Throughout its existence, it has gone through several eras and owners, namely serving as the Headquarters of the absolutist troops of D. Miguel during the siege of Porto, between 1832/34.

Later, in 1886, it was the venue of the marriage between Aurélio da Paz dos Reis, horticulturist and pioneer of cinema in Portugal, with Palmira Cândida Guimarães, daughter of the owner of the house, Comendador António Fernandes Guimarães. It is very likely that most of the Centenary Camellias existing in the House are from this period.

Currently, Casa do Corim is a multifunctional space whose basic objective is to work as LIPOR's Sustainability Hub and cultural dissemination centre, open to the general public. Every month, LIPOR promotes an open day, where cultural and environmental exhibitions and workshops enrich the house and gardens.

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