SandCity begins to take shape in Algarve

Sand sculptors started building the new SandCity in Pêra this week using 40,000 tonnes of sand. Doors to the international sand sculpture festival, known simply as Fiesa, open to the public on April 1.

Celebrating its 15th anniversary this year, Fiesa is this time trying the new concept of “sand city” and there will be an exhibition of sculptures to celebrate the Seven Arts.

This week some of the best known works of painting, sculpture, architecture and design began to take form in this “mega-exhibition”, as well as memorable scenes and faces of literature, cinema and music.

SandCity will be open until October 31, with new initiatives such as a space for art, and music, theatre and dance shows being performed on sand stages.