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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!

Property tax in Portugal

Tuesday, 23 August 2016 | Taxation
Property tax in Portugal

Since August 1st, 2016 the property tax (Imposto Municipal sobre Imóveis, IMI) for properties in privileged locations (e.g. exposure to the sun, nice view) can increase.  The weighting factor of quality & comfort included in the formula to calculate the taxable value has been raised from 5% to...

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Folkfaro 2016 Opening Gala

Monday, 22 August 2016 | Folklore
Folkfaro 2016 Opening Gala

We are pleased to published a photo gallery of the opening gala of the International Folklore Festival 2016 that took place last Saturday, August 20th, in the municipal theatre of Faro (Teatro das Figuras) with friendly permission of Bruno Hilário Fotografia. Folkfaro 2016 takes place until August 2...

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FolkFaro 2016 “Na Senda dos Ritmos do Mundo!”

Since 2003, folklore groups from all over the world have been invited by the Folklore Group of Faro and Faro Council to come and take part in this Festival. For nine days, they delight audiences with an authentic folkloric program. Hundreds of  artists from several countries, musicians, dancers and act...

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Rei dos Mares

Tuesday, 16 August 2016 | Gastronomy
Rei dos Mares

During recent years most of the original beach bars on the Algarve beaches have been replaced by modern but impersonal constructions. Last Sunday we were lucky to find one of these old places following the recommendation of a Portuguese friend. The beach restaurant Rei dos Mares is situated next to the hot...

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