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Here you will find actual information about what's going on in the Algarve, including our own personal impressions and experiences. We are looking forward to your comments!

Café Aliança in Faro

Sunday, 31 July 2016 | Gastronomy
Café Aliança in Faro

The emblematic café in the centre of Faro opposite the marina has been reopened end of July 2016 after a longer period of renovation. Erected already in 1930, it is one of the oldest coffee houses in entire Portugal, together with the A Brasileira in Lisbon (1905) and Café Majestic in Porto (192...

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Folklore Festival 2016

Saturday, 30 July 2016 | Folklore
Folklore Festival 2016

On Saturday, July 30 already the 17th edition of the traditional Folklore Festival, organized by the Rancho Folclórico da Associação Nexense, took place in the centre of our home village Santa Bárbara de Nexe. Three generations of locals proudly presented their picturesque costumes...

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Access to the Ilha de Faro

Friday, 29 July 2016 | Traffic
Access to the Ilha de Faro

We have been informed by the Câmara Municipal in Faro that the new parking and the boardwalk from there to the single lane bridge are operational since Wednesday, 27th July 2016. According to the Divisão de Desenvolvimento Económico e Promoção Turística this is the ...

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Portugal radar system

Wednesday, 20 July 2016 | Traffic
Portugal radar system

We have recently reported about the project to install a new radar speed monitoring system SINCRO (Sistema Nacional de Controlo de Velocidade) at 50 locations all over Portugal. Via Verde, the Portuguese electronic toll collection system, has now published a list and map of these locations. In the Algarve thr...

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Marisqueira O Fialho

Friday, 15 July 2016 | Gastronomy
Marisqueira O Fialho

We know and love this traditional fish and seafood restaurant since over 25 years. It is located in the hamlet Pinheiro on the Ria Formosa between Fuseta and Luz de Tavira and can be accessed from the EN125 by a small road. When we had lunch there for the first time it was a well kept secret, only populate...

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Parabens, seleção!

Tuesday, 12 July 2016 | Sport
Parabens, seleção!

Twelve years after the traumatic defeat against Greece in their home country, the Portuguese team wins the UEFA European Championship 2016 in France, their first international title ever. Thanks to a great team spirit, they managed to compensate the severe injury of Cristiano Ronaldo caused by a heavy attack ...

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Speed monitoring by radar on the A2 and EN125

The rollout of a new radar speed monitoring system begins next week. 50 locations have been identified by the National Authority for Traffic Security (Autoridade Nacional de Segurança Rodoviária, ANSR)  as “extremely critical”, including two spots on the A2 from Albufeira to Lis...

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Há Caracois

Friday, 08 July 2016 | Gastronomy
Há Caracois

Every year in the beginning of July the people of Castro Marim celebrate the "Festival Internacional do Caracol" on the hill Revelim de Santo António. ...

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Loulé 2016 - Festival MED

Friday, 08 July 2016 | Event
Loulé 2016 - Festival MED

We are pleased to publish more photos of the great MED 2016 festival with friendly permission of the Câmara Municipal de Loulé. Enjoy the Algarvian summer, and we will see you again in 2017! ...

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UEFA Euro 2016: Portugal - Wales 2:0

Thursday, 07 July 2016 | Sport
UEFA Euro 2016: Portugal - Wales 2:0

The brave team of Wales is the last team from the British Islands to quit the tournament in France but they can do it with head held high! The Welsh, participating in the UEFA Euro for the first time ever, was initially considered a rank outsider. Surprisingly the team, lead by super star Gareth Bale from Rea...

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