FIESA Sand Sculpture Festival 2017 – Pêra, Algarve, through 31 October Celebrating 15 years of sand sculptures! It’s FIESA 2017, the International festival of Sand Sculptures in Pêra, Algarve. Over 45 thousand tons of sand is spread out over 15,00m2 of outdoor exhibition space. Sculptors shape and carve the sand into entertaining, whimsical and amazing people, places and scenes. FIESA is open through 31 October.Read more at:




Algarcine Cinemas de Lagos

Lagoshopping R. Cândido dos Reis 8600-500 Lagos

Telefone: 282799138



Places of interest

Lagos fish market

Near to the main entrance to the town centre the market has a wonderful selection of freshly caught seafood. Upstairs there are also fruit, vegetables, freshly baked bread and other local produce. Open mornings only Monday to Saturday.

Forte Ponta da Bandeira

Fortaleza Ponta da Bandeira is a small military fortress, located at end of Avenida dos Descobrimentos. It was constructed at the end of the 17th century at the mouth of the river, to defend the city of Lagos from attack by enemy boats entering the bay. Today the fort is used for exhibitions and other cultural activities and the views of Lagos bay are magnificent. Open Tuesday to Sunday 9.30am to 12.30pm and re-opens at 2pm until 5pm.

The Cultural centre

Centro Cultural de Lagos - there is nearly always something going on - they host exhibitions, concerts and many other culturally related events throughout the year.
Centro Cultural de Lagos
Rua Lançarote de Freitas
8600-605, Lagos, Tel: 282 770 450

Portuguese Discoveries Wax Museum at Lagos marina - Embark on an exciting journey through the Portuguese Ages of Discoveries when Prince Henry the Navigator lead the fleets searching for a route to Asia by sailing south around Africa in the 15th century. With 16 different scenes, 22 super realistic wax figures, light and sound effects and a magical atmosphere to dazzle the little ones, it’s a great place to visit for the whole family!
- Opening times: October and March - 10am - 6pm; April to June and September - 10am - 7pm; July and August - 10am - 8pm; November to February - 10am - 5pm
- Prices: Adults - 5€; Senior (+ 65 yrs) - 4€ ; Children (4 to 11 years old) - 3€
- For more information visit Museu de Cera dos Descobrimentos Lagos

The Slave market

A reminder of the times when slaves brought back from Africa during the 15th century were sold.

It is the opposite side of Praça D.Henrique from the Misericórdia Church


Wine tasting in Lagos

The Algarve has always produced wines but in latter years the wineries have concentrated on quality rather than quantity and now produce some excellent wines. There are several vineyards across the Algarve that are open to visitors for tours of the vineyards and wine tastings although you will normally need to make a reservation.
Monte da Casteleja Vineyard, near Sargacal, Lagos


Única ;   (Adega Cooperativa do Algarve)  in Lagoa on the main road (EN125). Wine tastings with prior booking. Tel (+351) 282 342 181

Quinta do Moragdo da Torre, Penina (near Alvor). Guided visits and tastings - reservations needed Tel: (+351) 282 476 866 or (+351) 969 033 243. They also have a shop with regional produce which is open Monday to Friday from 10.00 to 12.30 and 14.00 to 17.00.