The Pauliteiros


The “Pauliteiros de Miranda” is a singular dance from Miranda do Douro Lands, previously called “dance of swords.” Without certainties about the its category, the dance of Pauliteiros can identify elements warriors, religious and dance rituals.


Nowadays, The “Pauliteiros de Miranda” are one of the main attractions of the northeast. It has a fundamental contribution to the dissemination of this very particular dance that is part of the culture and tradition of Miranda Land.


The future belongs to God, taught us our ancestors. But Pauliteiros work so that this tradition is disseminated throughout the world, helping to streamline activities, festivals and processions. The preservation of our cultural identity is a solid foundation for a richer future.

More about the Pauliteiros

The culture of Miranda land

The ancient instruments reached the Pauliteiros and through them, to us.

Music Galandum Galundaina

A warrior dance, highly accurate, which have his highlight in the jump of the castle.

Dance Jornal de Notícias, 2013

The “Pauliteiros de Miranda”: from local symbol into intangible cultural heritage.

Heritage Barbara Alge
Years Experience

About the Group

With around twenty years of existence and a lot of experience, the "Pauliteiros de Miranda" Group, "Fonte de Aldeia", appears ever more confident and motivated to continue the dissemination of this dance so particular that make part of the culture and tradition of the Miranda Land.