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What is the Mediterranean Diet? The exhibition answers this question by showing its multiple dimensions: the concept of cultural space and ancient Mediterranean lifestyle, an intangible cultural heritage passed down from generation to generation and its social and religious aspects, sacred foods and their symbologies, the products of the sea and land that support a diet of excellence recognized by the WHO – World Health Organization. The central focus is the territory and the multiple heritage of Tavira, the testimonies of the presence of civilizations of Antiquity, the cultural landscapes and products of the Ria Formosa, the productions of the barrocal and the mountains, the festivities and cultural practices that underlie the choice of Tavira as a representative community of Portugal in the application of the Mediterranean Diet to Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity presented in March 2012 at UNESCO headquarters. Films produced under the transnational application are projected and a kitchen space is recreated for information and experimentation activities, learning how to prepare and prepare food and culinary traditions.

Long-term exhibition where we can see archaeological remains from interventions in various parts of the city, dated in the majority of the century. XII. In addition to these materials inside the Islamic Nucleus, visitors will be able to observe a section of the Islamic wall that protected the citadel, visit the famous “Vaso de Tavira” and watch a video on the city’s Islamic history. Location: Tavira Municipal Museum | Islamic Nucleus Monday to Friday: 09:30 – 16:30, Saturday: 09:30 – 12:30

Photography Exhibition by Frederico Furtado Júnior “Aljezur in the 40s, 50s, 60s of the 20th century”

The largest nativity scene in the country returns to Vila Real de Santo António, starting on November 28 (Saturday), and, of course, once again sets another record, surpassing the bar of 5600 figures. To bring this initiative to life, which comes of age in 2020, upon completing its 18th edition, it took more than 40 days and 2500 hours of work, although preparations began several months ago, even in the face of the uncertainty of the pandemic of the Covid-19. As usual, the list of materials used in its construction is extensive and includes more than 20 tons of sand, 4 tons of stone dust, 3000 kg of cork and hundreds of props. All these efforts allowed the Presépio Gigante to reach, once again, the goal of 230 square meters, occupying the entire exhibition area of ​​the António Aleixo Cultural Center, with thousands of figures, many made from scratch by its authors and others that can reach the several hundred euros. In 2020, the structure presents itself with a new configuration, but it has evocative pieces from the region, namely Praça Marquês de Pombal, the old huts of Monte Gordo beach, the salt pans, the traditional Algarve norms, as well […]

The Municipality of Vila do Bispo will celebrate the International Day of Educating Cities, marked on November 30, and the 30th anniversary of the proclamation of the Charter of European Cities, the itinerary of the cities that make up the International Association of Educating Cities (AICE). To mark this edition, which has the motto “30 years of transforming people and cities for a better world”, the Cultural Center of Vila do Bispo receives, on November 30, an exhibition entitled “30 years of Educating Cities”. In this show you will be able to appreciate 20 wooden hands decorated with the 20 principles of the Charter. It is a set of works, where each hand explains a principle, carried out by students of pre-school and 1st cycle of the municipality. The initiative aims to make known to the little ones the principles that guide this document and the respective association. We recall that the Municipality of Vila do Bispo integrates, since September 2019, the AICE and, consequently, the Portuguese Territorial Network of Educating Cities (RTCE), which currently has 84 municipalities on the continent and autonomous regions that have signed the Charter Educating Cities. The Charter of Educating Cities is a unifying element […]

The painting exhibition “Dialogues with (a) Terra”, by Patico, will be open from November 4th until the end of the month. Patico (Francisco Alberto) is from Monforte, lives in Lagoa and has been painting for about 24 years. He likes to mix paints and use different materials such as canvas, ceramics, wood, paper … to which he sometimes adds poetry. It has a vast curriculum of exhibitions and several literary editions. Discover Patico’s passion for painting and poetry. Casa Manuel Teixeira Gomes is open from Monday to Friday, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm.

From November 9 to December 30, the Vila do Bispo Interpretation Center hosts the exhibition “Tempo Suspenso” by the German sculptor and resident of Vila do Bispo, Søren Ernst. In this exhibition of wood sculpture, the author intends to draw attention to the suspension of time, human and economic relations caused by COVID-19 in 2020, a year marked by the change of old habits and behaviors, but also by the appearance of new opportunities . The exhibition can be visited from Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 4:30 pm. Admission is free.

The city and the county are dressed in light and color to welcome Christmas. To mark this special time of year, the municipality prepares a program that promises a lot of street entertainment, concerts, shows, fun and, of course, the presence of Santa Claus.

CHRISTMAS AT LAGOS 2020 December 1st to January 6th Location: Lagos Municipality Org .: CM Lagos, in partnership with ACRAL and Algarcine Cinemas de Lagos Lagos dresses up with the colors, sounds and Christmas lights to celebrate another festive season. The municipality proposes a series of activities and initiatives to promote the values ​​of Christmas in complete safety and comfort. Celebrate the magic of Christmas with Lagos! CHRISTMAS SHOP CONTEST December 1st to January 6th In order to boost local commerce, the Lacobrigense municipality promotes this initiative to encourage Christmas shopping in complete safety. The shop window contest, aimed at merchants who have an establishment in the municipality of Lagos, who get into the Christmas spirit through the decoration of their shop windows. CHRISTMAS IN LOCAL COMMERCE December 1st to January 5th This initiative to encourage Christmas shopping in local stores aims to reward customers of participating establishments with 50 vouchers worth 100 € to be discounted in the Lacobrigense commerce, and to qualify, just make a purchase worth 10 € or more in these stores. stores. The draw will be held on January 6, 2021, Kings Day. CHRISTMAS December 5th to 27th | 10 am-5pm Lagos Zoo The magic […]

Vestiges of an ancient prehistoric settlement with megalithic funerary temples, built and used over several centuries, during the Chalcolithic period (3rd millennium B.C.), constituting a remarkable monumental ensemble. In the surroundings, natural cavities and crypts artificially excavated in the rock (hypogeus) were used, used at the same time as collective tombs. The monuments of the eastern grouping of the necropolis are museographed and can be visited. The monuments of the central tomb cluster are located on public grounds and are accessible to visitors. The remains of the Chalcolithic settlement and the other monuments are located on private properties, with access subject to the prior authorization of the respective owners.

Programmed as the main reference exhibition of the museum, occupying the industrial buildings of the previous factory building and spread over an area of about 1000 m2, “Portimão, Território e Identidade” represents a historical synthesis of the route designed by the local communities, since the pre -history to the present day, highlighting the most representative activities of economic, cultural and social life, divided into three routes.

The preserved industrial memory and the deep historical relationship with the Arade River and the Atlantic are the central themes of this route. Through it, the role of men and women in the most relevant economic activity in Portimão and the Algarve stands out, before the change to the new paradigm, the tourism industry. Departing from the factory space and in particular the refurbished “Casa de Descabeço”, the visitor is taken from the old auction room on the Portimão pier to the heart of the factories, following the process of manufacturing, packaging and promoting canned Portimão. It is divided into 5 cores: ** There is Fish on the Pier ** Between Whistles and “Mermaids” ** “Casa do Descabeço” ** Artes do Cheio, Artes do Voio ** Promotion – From Portimão to the World