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Mouth-watering sweets “made by nuns” on show

Lagoa’s popular sweets fair ‘Mostra do Doce Conventual’ is taking place until Sunday (July 23) at the town’s São José convent.

The event is a sweet-tooth’s dream come true, offering traditional sweets inspired by nuns’ century-old recipes.

With bakers travelling from all over the Algarve and Portugal to take part, visitors will be able to taste everything from the Algarve’s Dom Rodrigo (egg threads with cinnamon) to jams, liquors, honey and many other kinds of desserts and cakes.

The show will also feature musical performances each day at 10pm. Doors open at 7pm and admission is free.