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Loulé: Bolo-rei of 150 m

Monday, 06 January 2020 | Gastronomy
Loulé: Bolo-rei of 150 m

Bolo-rei, also known as " bolo de reis" or "bolo de Natal", is a traditional Portuguese cake, eaten between December 25 and January 6 ("Dia des Reis" in Portugal). The cake with a length of 150 m and a weight of ca. 350 kg was presented on the Praça da República in ...

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X-Mas decoration in the Forum Algarve, Faro

Year by year in December, the shopping centre Forum Algarve in Faro is decorated with figures made by kids of the municipal schools. This year the kids have transformed the maritime inhabitants of the lagoon of the Ria Formosa into fanciful shapes. ...

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Christmas market 2019 in Loulé

Monday, 16 December 2019 | Algarve life
Christmas market 2019 in Loulé

The huge hall near the former monastery of St. Anton in Loulé, normally used to prepare and store the costumes for the annual carnival parad, was the venue of a christmas market on the third Advent weekend. We have been really impressed by the variety of artistic handcraft presented and would like to s...

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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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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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