Lúmen · uma história de amor

S.A.Marionetas – Teatro & Bonecos

Lúmen · uma história de amor

Route: Plaza de Isabel II – Calle de Vergara – Calle de Carlos III – Plaza de Oriente – Calle de Bailén – Plaza de España

Free admission


One of the mainstays of the Veranos de la Villa festival is the presence of international projects in each edition of the Festival so that the people of Madrid and visitors to the city can learn more about the culture of other countries through our programme. In this 2022 edition, the honour of inaugurating the Veranos de la Villa festival falls on Portugal and more specifically on Alcobaça S.A. Marionetas and their show Lúmen · a Love Story, a production that features large-scale articulated figures that require the involvement of local towns and musical institutions. 


This amalgamated effort has given rise to this production in which some 50 participants will light up the Madrid night in one of the city’s most iconic spots, the Plaza de España no less, a meeting place for locals and visitors alike, through a narrative of music and movement in which the entire audience will participate. The grand five-metre high characters will wander around the built heritage, telling stories that will intertwine with local stories. The intention is to enhance the magnificence of humankind and its history through its monumental creations which century after century have shaped a heritage that it is up to the people of today and tomorrow to preserve.


A production by Câmara Municipal de Alcobaça, Turismo Centro de Portugal and S.A. Marionetas – Teatro & Bonecos with the participation of the Verum Symphony Orchestra


In collaboration with the Portuguese Ministry of Culture










Original idea José Gil, Natacha Costa Pereira and Sofia Olivença Vinagre

Puppet design Natacha Costa Pereira

Original music Mário Marques

Costumes Sofia Olivença Vinagre

Puppet makers José Gil, Natacha Costa Pereira, Sofia Olivença Vinagre, Luís Gil, Silvina Freitas

Puppet mechanisms José Gil, Natacha Costa Pereira, Luís Gil

Set design Bugalho – atelier de ferros

Lighting and puppet electronics Pedro Cardoso

Video mapping Olho de Boi – produção de vídeo

Sound and light systems Óbidos produções audiovisuais

Project coordination Sofia Olivença Vinagre


5th of July

Duration​: 60 minutes


Plaza de España

Plaza de España s/n

Paisaje o vista de Plaza de España

Moncloa - Aravaca


Metro Plaza de España (L2, L3, L10)

Autobús 001, 1, 2, 3, 25, 39, 44, 46, 62, 74, 75, 133, 138, 148, C1, C2, N16, N18, N19, N20, N21

Bicimad 116a y 116b


Veranos de la Villa Festival 2022 poster

Madrid City Council's Department of Culture, Tourism and Sport makes the Veranos de la Villa 2022 posters created by Borja Bonafuente available for download.

Downloads are only authorised for domestic use. Express authorisation must be obtained for any other use. © MADRID DESTINO CULTURA TURISMO Y NEGOCIO, S.A., 2022