Fortaleza Sagres

Algarve welcomes return of cultural events, museums and monuments

A series of concerts, art exhibitions and other cultural events are taking place this month as Algarve finally emerges from lockdown. The region’s monuments, museums and tourism offices are also reopening to the public.

Monday (April 19) saw one of the region’s first cultural events taking place at the Cineteatro Louletano in Loulé, where Portuguese singer Teresa Salgueiro took the stage as part of the town’s 25 de Abril Carnation Revolution celebrations.

Planned for this Thursday (April 22) is a performance by singer Viviane at Faro’s Teatro das Figuras at 7.30pm. Viviane will be performing some songs from her new still-unreleased album as well as some of her best-known hits. Tickets cost €12 and can be purchased online at www.teatrodasfiguras.pt.

Meanwhile, Tavira’s Municipal Museum at Palácio da Galeria reopened this month with an exhibition entitled ‘Contra-parede’ curated by Hugo Dinis and featuring works by Ana Vidigal, Nuno Nunes-Ferreira and Pedro Gomes. The exhibition is open until July 10 and can be visited from Tuesday to Saturday between 9.15am and 4.30pm.

The Algarve’s monuments managed by the regional culture board, such as Sagres Fortress in Vila do Bispo and the Roman Ruins of Milreu in Faro, have also reopened and provide “outdoor attractions” where locals and visitors can learn more about the region’s heritage.

Last but not least, most of the region’s tourism offices reopened on Monday (April 19) and are once again available to help visitors learn more about the best places to visit in each borough, about local gastronomy, and the best events taking place nearby.

More information is available online at www.visitalgarve.pt.

michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com

Fortaleza Sagres
Teresa Salgueiro
Viviane