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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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New Year Concert 2016

Friday, 01 January 2016 | Culture
New Year Concert 2016

This year the popular New Year’s concert of the Orquestra Clássica do Sul in the Cineteatro of Loulé has been conducted by the young charming Patrycja Pieczara from Krakow (Poland). The programme included Le Calife de Bagdad (François-Adrien Boielieu), Masques et Bergamasques (Gabri...

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Harlem Gospel Choir in Faro

Friday, 04 December 2015 | Culture
Harlem Gospel Choir in Faro

On occasion of a tour in Portugal the famous Harlem Gospel Choir performed in the theatre of Faro on December 4th, 2015. From the very beginning the powerful-voiced 6 female and 3 male singers, backed by a keyboarder and a drummer, managed to excite the audience that accompanied the songs with rhythmic clappi...

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