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Colors of Algarve - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Each year, Algarve invites travelers to watch interesting holidays and festivals; it would be not only a memorable pastime, but also a great way to get acquainted with the national culture. Various cultural events, many of which are known far beyond the country, are held here in summer.
Algarve is an ideal place for a beach holiday. It’s sunny here more than 300 days a year and a choice of places for beach holidays is just huge. One of the most popular beaches in the … Open
In the second half of December starts the colorful carnival taking place in several major cities. It is believed that the most beautiful celebrations are held in Loule, where a grand costume parade is organized. During the Carnival, special children processions are held; they make a holiday even more soulful. Huge puppets and caroches painted in all colors of the rainbow, graceful dancers in festive attire and clowns make the carnival entertainment in the Algarve as funny, as Brazilian one.
Motorsport fans would be interested in visiting Algarve, as throughout the year several major sporting events are held there. Formula-1 races are usually held next to Arade River; in mid-summer the Europe's largest gathering of bikers takes place there. It is arranged in a very beautiful forested area close to Faro airport. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
There are very diverse ones among many hotels and resorts of Algarve; the region represents a decent selection of accommodation places of different categories. Hilton Vilamoura As Cascatas … Open
One of the largest events in the region is FATASIL Fair, where both large industrial enterprises and local artisans take part. The Fair is held in the second half of August, and it usually lasts for 10 days; the permanent venue for the exhibition is Lagos. FATASIL appeals not only to fans of shopping, but also to those who enjoy exciting recreational activities. After appreciating the diversity of exhibited products, visitors can go to the concert, visit interesting workshops or listen to informative lectures by leading specialists in various industries.
Faro Medieval Days are rather young festivals; throughout the year they can be held in various cities. One of the historical events is carried out in an ancient castle next to Castro Marim. There you can see a lot of people in amazing historic attire and get acquainted with the unique culture of yesteryear.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Algarve
♥   Sé Catedral de Santa Maria, Faro, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Algarve
♥   Castle 'Paderne Castle' , 28.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Ayamonte' Huelva, 48.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Tower de Isla Canela' Huelva, 51.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Sanlúcar de Guadiana' Huelva, 65.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo

National traditions of Portugal

Since ancient times, Portugal with its beautiful location, comfortable climate and fertile soil has attracted numerous “guests”. The region was conquered at different times by the Arabs, Roman soldiers, flocks of Catholics from France and Germany. Being under the African, partly South American influence as well as domination in the vast sea territories has significantly affected the current mindset of inhabitants.  … Open
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Algarve

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Algarve. Learn the best periods to visit Algarve to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Algarve.
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