Puppet Shows

Robertos Vários bonecreiros

Portuguese traditional puppets at ‘Parque das Conchas’, Lisbon


In Portugal, glove puppets are called Robertos, and Roberto is also the star of most stories.

Until the beginning of the 20th century, it was usual to see these colorful puppet theatres on the streets, in village squares, and in gardens and beaches throughout the country. Young and old people, children and adults would listen to the first treble sound of the reef and enjoy the comic stories those puppets played with skillful pace.