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Traditional gastronomy is a hit

On September 7 and 8, Albufeira’s Old Town attracted thousands of locals and tourists, who all made a stop to taste some of the best Portuguese traditional gastronomy.

In its 15th year, the Festa do Pescador (Fisherman’s Festival) presented visiting foodies with a wide range of dishes based on seafood caught by local fishermen in Algarve waters, such as mackerel, cuttlefish, sardines, cockles and prawns, in addition to other typical Portuguese savoury treats and sweets.

Hundreds of freshly baked pão com chouriço (smoked chorizo wrapped in warm bread) were eaten, plus sweet almond cakes (bolo de amêndoa) and other delights were enjoyed by visitors.

Those who attended not only went home with satisfied, full stomachs, but also experienced the entertainment of regional folk dancers and singers.

Mayor of Albufeira, Desidério Silva, said: “Once again we welcome the success of the event and congratulate all participants and associations involved, because despite the economic crisis, with combined efforts, this initiative has really done the city of Albufeira proud.”