Dear friends, we have great news coming straight from the Algarve: Portimao by night is back! This year 2016 brings more cultural entertainment in this city by the seashore of the Atlantic. Let’s rememberwhat happened last year and see what is in store for this summer season.
The City Council of Portimao invites locals and tourists alike to discover some of the best cultural sites in both Portimao city and in Alvor under the mild light of stars and the moon. Three night walks in three Saturdays have been scheduled. These are cultural walks organized courtesy of the Alvor Islamic Patrimony and the Portimao Historical Center. So let’s take Alvor first: one thousand years of intercultural interferences between the Iberians and the
Moors is still reflected in buildings and cultural artifacts found in this beautiful and rich town. Alvormight look like a fishing village at first sight, but in fact its history and culture has many more stories to
tell. The Islamic heritage in Alvor is visible. On July 2nd and August 13th 2016, tourists are invited on a walk through the Morabito de Sao Pedro, the Matriz de Alvor Church, the Castle and the Ethnography Museum.
As for Portimao, on July 23rd at 9 PM, you are invited to join the nocturnal group in the Manuel Teixeira Gomes Square. The tour starts here and goes through the Bivar Garden, the Manuel Teixeira Gomes
Memorial House, the Matriz Church and the most important avenues in town. The organizers wish to reveal the happy and unique face of a culturally relevant city: Portimao.
It’s also worth mentioning that both Portimao and Alvor are very accessible by car. You can either get an online transfer – which you can book with Faro airport transfers to Portimao – or you can go to Algarve car rental for a good car for hire in Portimao or a town nearby.
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