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Here you will find actual information about what's going on in the Algarve, including our own personal impressions and experiences. We are looking forward to your comments!

Luza - Festival de Luz in Faro

Saturday, 16 November 2019 | Culture
Luza - Festival de Luz in Faro

For the first time Faro, the capital of the Algarve, was the venue of this festival. Several well-known buildings and places between the marina and the historical old town were magically illuminated by national and international light artists. ...

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Homenagem aos Corticeiros

Wednesday, 30 October 2019 | Culture
Homenagem aos Corticeiros

During our recent visit to Silves, the ancient capital of the Algarve during the Moorish Period, we found this sculpture created by the sculptor Carlos Correia in reminiscence of the workers in the cork industry. The ensemble, inaugurated in 2017, can be found near the Cruz de Portugal on the N124. ...

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Museu dos Frutos Secos - Loulé

Saturday, 09 March 2019 | Culture
Museu dos Frutos Secos - Loulé

Dried fruit („frutos secos“), especially almonds, dried figs and the pods of the carob tree (“alfarrobeira”), are important ingredients for the traditional cuisine of the Algarve - primarily for the preparation of delicious sweets and cakes. The little museum, situated between the...

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Carnival in Loulé 2019: Circo Selfie

Wednesday, 27 February 2019 | Culture
Carnival in Loulé 2019: Circo Selfie

The city of Loulé is well prepared for the carnival procession 2019 with the motto "Circo Selfie" Friday, March 1st 10:00 – Children’s Carnival Sunday, March 3rd 15:00 – Carnival Parade at Avenida da Costa Mealha Monday, March 4th 15:00 –...

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Boca do Rio - Roman fishing port

Wednesday, 19 September 2018 | Culture
Boca do Rio - Roman fishing port

As reported by the Portuguese media agency LUSO, a team of Portuguese and German archaeologists has excavated the remains of a Roman fishing port. The site on the beach of Boca do Rio in the municipality of Vila do Bispo near Budens is said to be one of the most important discoveries of that period in the sou...

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14º International Sand Sculpture Festival - FIESA 2016

FIESA (Festival Internacional de Escultura em Areia) is the largest sand sculpture exhibition ever built, held annually since 2003 in Pêra, Algarve, attracting thousands of visitors every year. The sand is hand-carved by a group of sculptors, of various nationalities, exploring different sculpting tech...

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Festa pequena da Mãe Soberana

Sunday, 27 March 2016 | Culture
Festa pequena da Mãe Soberana

For more than 500 years, the festival of Nossa Senhora da Piedade, the patroness of Loulé, known as Mãe Soberana (Sovereign Mother), has been celebrated in Loulé for two weeks starting on Easter Sunday.  This festival of the local patroness of the region is considered the largest rel...

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Algarve Sketches

Wednesday, 16 March 2016 | Culture
Algarve Sketches

Over one hundred people attended the "Algarve Sketches" exhibition opening which took place in the Event Room of "Centro   Work & Event Space" in Lagos last Saturday. The event intended to display the artwork of several members of the Urban Sketchers Algarve group and to brin...

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Teatro das Figuras: Os Descobrimentos

Sunday, 28 February 2016 | Culture
Teatro das Figuras: Os Descobrimentos

The cycle of concerts “Era uma vez ... Portugal”, (Once upon a time ... Portugal) is performed by the Orquestra Classica do Sul in the municipal theatre of Faro (Teatro das Figuras) The concerts are called promenade concerts because they take place at a Sunday noon to allow families with younger k...

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