Tag Archives: Portimão

Yarn Bombing in Portimão

We’ve been meaning to head over to the garden ‘Largo December 1’ in Portimão – it’s the one in front of the municipal theatre – to have  better look at the ‘Yarn-bombing’ that took place on the 21st March to … Continue reading

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Anyone for sardines?

Portimão is known locally as the ‘Sardine Capital’ and each year the Sardine Festival is one of the highlights on the local calendar. This year it is entering its 19th year and we wandered over to the Portimão riverside area … Continue reading

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All the fun of the fair

November the 11th is St Martin’s Day in Portugal and heralds the start of the chestnut rush! In Portimão it is also the theme for ten days of festivities and fairground rides at the annual S. Martinho Fair, which this … Continue reading

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Blaze destroys Algarve Shopping Centre

“The most tangible of all visible mysteries – fire.” Leigh Hunt Sunday 23rd September 2012 was a terrible day for local businesses – an horrific blaze at the Portimão retail park left 7 large business premises destroyed – and more … Continue reading

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Portugal in Sugar

“Pat a cake, pat a cake, baker’s man Bake me a cake as fast as you can” A quick post here to recommend something different! Portugal em Açúcar is an exhibition being held at the Continente shopping centre at Portimão … Continue reading

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Afternoon at the Museum

“I seldom go into a natural history museum without feeling as if I were attending a funeral” John Burroughs Well I’m not normally a big fan of museums, they always seem to conjure up pictures of dark and dingy buildings … Continue reading

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