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Afternoon tea at the church

Lagos’ Our Lady of Carmo Church, also known as the Nuns Church, is hosting an afternoon tea with a difference tomorrow (Saturday) from 6.30pm.

The special event, entitled Chá da Tarde no Convento (Afternoon Tea at the Convent), will combine tea, of course, with traditional, artisanal sweets and music.

Organisers promise a unique cultural experience at the Igreja da Nossa Senhora do Carmo, built originally for the Carmelite Sisters in the 16th century, and which is deeply linked to the development of convent confectionary, whose secrets of preparation still remain since the time nuns lived in the convents.

The nuns in Lagos are also known for having created the famous Algarve sweet, Dom Rodrigo, made with sweet egg strings, almonds and cinnamon.

In an innovative way, the initiative aims to show visitors both the gastronomic, cultural and historic heritage of Lagos.

Benefitting from perfect acoustics, a choir group will perform during the event, which also includes a guided tour of the church, recently refurbished by the câmara.

Entry costs €5 per person including a drink (tea, hot or cold, or coffee) and a cake.

The ‘Afternoon Tea at the Convent’ event, organised by Lagos Câmara, Santa Maria Parish Council and the Lagos Choir Group Association, is being held again on August 14 and August 30, starting at the same time.