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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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Querença

Thursday, 11 February 2016 | Culture
Querença

One of the visitors of our Algarve-Portal from Belgium recently sent us an enquiry to get married in the nice little church of Querença that he had in good memory from a former stay in the Algarve. Therefore I had made an appointment with the priest of Querença, Carlos Alberto Marques de Matos, ...

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Teatro das Figuras: As Conquistas

Sunday, 31 January 2016 | Culture
Teatro das Figuras: As Conquistas

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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