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What’s on in the Algarve

Algarve Housing rent nice villa’s in the Algarve. Just recovering from the fantastic Festival Med, a five days world music festival in the Centre of Loule, that have attracted 25000 visitors! Don’t miss it next year! It is summer in the Algarve, and lots going on, we just give you a few tips for coming week:
Carvoeiro, till the 31st of August, Monte Santo will welcome the Belgian artist Michele Frederickx´s exhibit, entitled “Nature in Progress”. The Vermissage is scheduled for July 1st,at 6 p.m. and the painter will be on hand to share her inspirations with all guests. Admission to the event is free of charge and includes an enjoyable cocktail.
Call 00351 282 321 000 or visit: www.montesantoalgarve.com

Until 5 July – First gastronomic festival of seafood in Cacela, Vila Real de Santo Antonio. Special seafood and fish dishes on menus at participatin restaurants.

Call 00351 281 952 434


July 3-5 – Algarve classic cars event based at Tivoli Marinotel in Vilamoura. A total of 160 cars will be taking part in this event across the Algarve. For a full programme

visit: www.algarveclassiccars.com or call 00351 289 412 880/00 351 967 165 555


July 10 and 11 – Silves

Fashion weekend at Praca do Municipio de Silves from 10 pm. Catwalk shows with
clothing form local shops and young fashion designers.


July 11 – 25 July Dance of the bears exhibition will be exhibited at Praia do Carvoeiro. Inspired by the Buddy Bears exhibition in Berlin in 2002, Karl Heinz Stock has coordinated the works of a team of sculptors and artists to develop his own Dance of the Bears show. Free to visit. Call 00 351 282 431 036

July 4 – Café Ingles in Silves, Rua do Castelo. At 6 pm there is an opening of an art exhibition of Marion Riddering and sculptures of Petra van Allen . Plus wine tasting Barranco Longo. More information Silvio Silva: 00351 919 766 565



So, if you are on Holiday in Algarve staying at one of our properties or somewhere else we hope that you found this information useful. Why not subscribe to our blog tofind out more.

Warm Regards,

Michele

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Festival Med – 5 day Music Festival held in Loule (24 – 28 Jun 2009)

The best of the Mediterranean comes to Loulé in the Algarve every summer for a music, dance and arts extravaganza. Festival Med welcomes renowned world music stars from Morocco, Spain, Italy, Greece and Portugal for this cultural concoction.

This is a fantastic event, especially for tourists seeking versatility in what the Algarve lifestyle can offer. Additionally to great music, expect to see plenty of other forms of art including hand-crafts, dance performances and street theatre. For 5 days, the historic surroundings of Loulé will tempt you with scents from traditional cuisine from each of the countries taking part in the event.

The MED festival, organized by Loulé Municipal Council, plays host this year to some well renowned music figures, including the Orquestra Buena Vista Social Club ®, La Notte della Tarranta feat. Stewart Copeland and Horace Andy & Dub Asante.

Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club

 

Music, or more specifically World Music, forms the basis of the festival and, after six editions of the event, definitely takes pride of place at the MED. Apart from the two main stages, there will be a further three secondary stages where promising artists will be performing.

To further entice you with this annual event, Festival Med has also been nominated into the category ‘Best Cultural Events’ at the Gala of Events 2009. Decked out with its’ multicoloured decorations, Loulé opens welcoming arms, inviting you to this 5 day festival for you to enjoy during your stay within the Algarve… expect it to be one of the events of the summer!!

Click this previous posting to find out more about the area of Loule itself http://algarvehousing.net/news/2009/03/11/loule-place-to-be/

When:

24 – 28 Jun 2009 (annual)

Where:

Loulé

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Pack your Picnic and enjoy May Day in the Algarve

Gather your family and friends and experience the Portuguese May Day tradition.

The first of May is May Day, an international celebration of workers’ solidarity and has always been a festival of fun, right from its early beginnings and, despite isolated outbreaks of violence during political May Day rallies around the world, in modern times, it continues to be celebrated as a day to enjoy the open air, and a day to air opinions.

For the Portuguese it is a day to enjoy a good picnic, on the beach, in the forest, by a river, and sometimes just at the roadside. It is the one day of the year that normally unused roadside picnic spots fill with families and friends to enjoy simple food and wine, and cheer at the day long parades of fire engines, ambulances and police vehicles that animate the roads of every county. April in Portugal marks the change from winter to spring, bringing warmer weather and blue skies, and May Day is the perfect opportunity to get out and enjoy the first picnic of the year.

If you live here, or on holiday in the Algarve, we give you some popular places to go.

Most popular are the Fontes that can be found near Estombar (Lagoa), Alte and Benamola (Loule) and Caldas de Monchique. The rivers are very popular too, like the Arada and the Guardiana (river between Portugal and Spain) and the Baragems (dam lakes) which there are many, both large and small, throughout the Algarve.

So Pack your picnic and enjoy May Day in the Algarve!

For more information you can contact me.

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Warm Regards,

Michele

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Mariza and Stone in the Algarve

Joss Stone
Mariza

British soul artist, Joss Stone and Portuguese fado singer Mariza, will be performing in the Algarve this summer. Stone is to play in the Largo Duarte Pacheco, Loule, on July 31 and the highly-acclaimed ‘fadista’ singer Mariza will be taking to the stage in Vila Real de Santo Antonio on August 14. Tickets for the two concerts will cost between 15 en 30 euro. Tickets can be purchased via the http://www.ticketline.pt/Home.aspx

So why not combine one of those great concerts with renting a private holiday home in the Algarve?

Don’t you know Joss Stone or Mariza, watch the videos below!

Algarve Housing has a  wide range of private properties available in the Algarve, from rustic Windmills to luxury Villa’s. Whether you want your own private pool so the kids can splash around safely and outdoor dining so you can enjoy a family evening around the BBQ – the choice is yours. From luxuries such as a private pool, daily maid service, private tennis court or Jacuzzi to everyday comforts such as satellite TV or internet access – we’ll have the perfect property to match your needs!

Combine your holiday in the Algarve with fantastic artists and top villa’s for rent! We keep you updated about What’s going on in the Algarve via this blog. Don’t you want to miss anything, please subscribe to our blog.

For more details about the villa’s contact me!

Warm regards,

Michele

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Get the Best of Summer – Casa Barradas Holidayhome for Rent!

Algarve Villa for Rent – Casa Barradas in the Portugal’s Algarve.

About the Place
Located in a hamlet of a few houses, Casa Barradas is a very pretty 4 bedroom villa, with private pool and gardens. For max 8 people we offer peace and privacy close to the pleasant market town of Messines, which lies about 15km north of Albufeira (15 min by car) in the centre of the Algarve. Casa Barradas has some style when you enter the house in a large hall with lots of marble. Many windows, overlooking garden and pool, shady terraces with large dining table to relax, dine and wine.
Casa Barradas has everything you need for a nice holiday, a bit of luxury, nice interiors, lovely outside spaces, BBQ, big pool, nice lawns, close to beaches, golf courses and shopping areas…. An ideal place to stay!

The Accommodation
This stylish, Algarvian Villa has 4 bedrooms, of which 2 doubles, en-suite (with separate shower cubicles) and two twin rooms with shared bathroom with bath. The kitchen is well-equipped, nice dining room surrounded by windows, overlooking garden and orange grove! From the spacious lounge, with satellite TV, DVD and hifi, you overlook the garden with lush lawn, L-shape pool with huge covered area with massive wooden table with ample seating, built-in BBQ. Casa Barradas is an ideal family home for rent, with ample space for everyone, amid the real Algarve.

Have a look at some pictures!

For more information,  availability and prices, please contact Michele:

michele@algarvehousing.net or call on ++351 963 717 094

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