Fiesa, the international sand sculpture festival now in its seventh year, celebrated its official opening on May 22 in Pêra, with a concert by the jazz group Mo Jazz Trio and a circus performance to entertain the crowds.
This year, a total of 60 artists sculpted 35,000 tonnes of sand in an area of 15,000sqm to bring to life around 70 scenes that tell the history of human discoveries through the ages.
Sculptures range from the discovery of fire to the creation of photography and robots with everything else in between.
Fun for all
Also present at Fiesa are a number of arts and crafts stalls selling jewellery, cork artefacts and regional liqueurs, among other items. There is also a snack bar, seating area and toilet facilities as well as a children’s playground.
The sand park is open every day between 10am and midnight until October 22, with tickets costing eight euros for adults and 4.50 euros for children between the ages of six to 12. Children under five enter for free. There are also discounted rates for people over the age of 65 and groups.
For more information please visit www.fiesa.org (available in English and Spanish).