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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!

Around the castle of Tavira

Monday, 11 November 2019 | Excursion
Around the castle of Tavira

Last Sunday we were looking for a recommended restaurant on the castle hill of Tavira "A Ver Tavira". On our way we shot some nice photos from remarkable places, that we would like to share with you. ...

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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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Feira de Outono de Jardinagem Mediterrânica

For the first time this traditional gardener fair took place for two consecutive days on October 26 to 27, 2019. From our visit on Sunday morning we have brought a collection of photos, depicting the variety of plants and agricultural produce presented in the exhibition centre Fissul of Silves. ...

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Rota Vicenina Maintenance & Volunteering

The Rota Vicentina team is announcing new hiking trails and inviting volunteers to participate in the various annual maintenance activities. For more information follow this link or sen an e-mail to: voluntariado@rotavicentina.com 02/04 - Arrifana » Bordeira, 19 km (Caminhada de Manutenç...

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Caterpillar Alarm

Saturday, 09 March 2019 | Nature
Caterpillar Alarm

In March/April the caterpillars of the pine processionary are leaving their “tents” in the tree top of their host and move down the trunk in one or several rows like a procession to pupate on the ground or below the surface. When the adult animals hatch out in the end of the summer, they live...

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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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Quinta Shopping - Farmers' Market

Quita Sopping's Farmers' Market will bring a selection of fresh produce and Algarvian traditional products to Quinta Shopping, every first Sunday of each month, between 10am and 1pm. In March 3rd, 2019, we invite all our customers and fans to participate in the Market, taking the chance to buy the bes...

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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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Beach restaurant BJs Oceanside

Sunday, 24 February 2019 | Gastronomy
Beach restaurant BJs Oceanside

The beach restaurant BJ’s Oceanside, situated on the lagoon and beach of Almargem between Quarteira and Vale do Lobo, is one of the few restaurants on the Algarve coast maintaining their traditional look and feel for many years. It’s very popular with dog owners, walking their dogs on the beaches ...

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