Quarteira celebrates anniversary

QUARTEIRA IS celebrating the seventh anniversary of its elevation to city status, tomorrow (Saturday, May 13). Loulé Câmara has prepared a vast programme of events to mark the anniversary, including the laying of the first stones for the proposed municipal pool and new public gardens, a dinner and  fado performance.  

The commemorations will begin at 9am with a firework display, followed by a parade from the Minerva philharmonic band, which will hoist the city’s flag in front of Quarteira freguesia. At 11.30am, Rua José Coelho Júnior, a new main road from the city, will be officially opened. At noon, the first stone will be laid for Quarteira’s new public gardens. The main aim of this particular investment is to create a recreational green zone to the north of Quarteira. These gardens will comprise a children’s park, bicycle zone, an area for skaters and scooters and a car park with space for 20 vehicles. The project represents a total cost of around 400,000 euros and will take 10 months to complete.

The first stone of the proposed Quarteira municipal pool will then be laid at 5.30pm. This will be a site for recreational, competitive and synchronised swimming, water polo and life saving training. At 8pm, in the Drª Laura Ayres Pavilion, officials from the local authority will preside over an official dinner, before offering their perspective on the city’s anniversary. The day’s celebrations will culminate with a fado performance from the Quatro Cantos group.