Another treasure in the justly famous 8th district. Auróra is a place to create, attend workshops or talks, concerts, parties, rituals or host civil organizations, NGOs and make big concepts from small perspectives real. Auróra is the big survivor of the district and of controversial political ideas. Although it’s fighting its battles almost continuously, it is still there, open and ready to provide a home for very different events in its cozy spaces.
When I first entered this place, I was around 18 years old, and the sensations I had were overwhelming. Coming from a small town, it was the first time I had entered such a living, active house with the most diverse activities.
Once you enter, you find yourself in Auróra’s lovely interior garden. If you get to visit Auróra, it’s worth it to take a big walk around and check out every little corner of the place. Upstairs is the main bar and kitchen serving all kinds of drinks and vegetarian food. From Friday til Monday, you can also get a delicious daily menu, made in limited amounts.
If you keep on looking, you’ll find some rooms behind rooms, sometimes filled with colorful happenings, screenings, talks, workshops, etc. Then check out the basement: this is where you can often enjoy live music. If you are there, keep looking, you might find some other surprising little spaces.
Tip: Look up a specific event and go then, so you can see the spot at its fullest.