Alvor returns to the 16th century

The small fishing village of Alvor is going back in time to the 16th century with ‘Dias Quinhentistas’, which starts on Thursday, July 28 and ends Sunday.

The event is a celebration of the 500th anniversary of the village’s Igreja Matriz church and will feature all sorts of medieval entertainment as well as a variety of food and a fair in the village’s riverside.

One of the highlights will be a recreation of a royal parade on Saturday at 8pm and Sunday at 10pm, which will wind its way through Alvor for over an hour.

There will also be animal shows, musical performances, palm reading and many other activities to keep visitors entertained.

Tickets cost €3 for the general public, and €2.50 for Portimão residents.

A four-day pass for one person or a one-day pass for four people is available for €10.

‘Dias Quinhentistas’ begins at 6pm and ends at midnight.