What’s on: Summer may be slowing down but the Algarve is not

Venturing on the Tapas Route or listening to international musicians is among the suggestions for the coming autumn in the Algarve

– September 7, 2022

Although the whirlwind of activity typical of this season in the Algarve is slowing down, there is still plenty to see and do in the area. Inside Carvoeiro offers some suggestions here.

Rota do Petisco with around 220 restaurants to explore across the region and three themed routes

Algarve gastronomic event Rota do Petisco is back to bring tapas-sized dishes, at accessible prices, to around 220 restaurants across the region. The event, which is being held between September 14 and October 16, celebrates the tradition of eating ‘petiscos’, small portions which give you an opportunity to try several different dishes for the price of a normal-sized dish. Rota do Petisco has grown year after year, being initially held only in Portimão but expanding to most of the Algarve’s municipalities.


Lagoa Hotel

This year, the event will take place in 11 boroughs: Aljezur, Vila do Bispo, Lagos, Portimão, Monchique, Lagoa, Silves, Albufeira, Loulé, São Brás de Alportel and Tavira.

Each establishment can either serve a ‘petisco’ (savoury dish) or a ‘doce regional’ (regional sweet), as well as a vegetarian option to attract even more visitors. Savoury dishes cost €3.50 whilst sweets cost €2.50 (each option includes a drink).

Within the event, there are three themed routes: ‘Rota dos Chefes’ (Chefs Route), ‘Rota do Mundo’ (World Route), and the new ‘Rota da Memória’ (Memory Route), which will challenge restaurants and eateries to recreate traditional dishes from the past.


Tradições (Monchique)

9th Lagoa International Guitar Festival welcomes national and international musicians across diferent locations to promote the local heritage

Between September 10 and October 1, Lagoa will once again set the stage for a programme filled with musical languages, interpreted by national and international musicians, in concerts that start at 6pm.

Aside from the musical spectacle, the festival aims to promote local heritage, showcasing public sites, monuments and infrastructures of the city.

“The event offers the opportunity to promote the municipality’s heritage. Therefore, the concerts take place in different areas, providing knowledge and contact with some of our most emblematic places,” said the Council. Local wineries Quinta dos Vales and Arvad and the Municipal Park Sítio das Fontes de Estômbar are amongst the venues selected for this year’s edition.

Tickets for each of the concerts cost 10 euros (20% off with cultural passport, Lagoa Social card or Rota do Petisco Passport 2021/22, available at the Lagoa municipality ticket offices) and are already on sale online and at CTT, FNAC, Worten, Auditório Carlos do Carmo, Centro Cultural Convento de S. José and the Balcão Único da Câmara Municipal de Lagoa.

Kasia Wrona and Fernando Lobo look beyond divisions in Silves

The Centro de Estudos Luso-Árabes de Silves (CELAS) is hosting an exhibition of paintings by Kasia Wrona and Fernando Lobo entitled Além da Divisão at the Casa da Cultura Luso-Árabe e Mediterrânica, Largo da República, Silves, until the end of September. According to organisers, “although technically different, the two artists complement each other in the way they interpret the world and in their spiritual experiences”.

Polish-born Kasia Wrona graduated from the Krakow Academy of Fine Arts and has exhibited work in several countries and been awarded several prizes. Her work, whether in drawing, painting, graphic design or installations, reveals Arabic influences in its colours and themes, often referring to the work of the architect and artist Victor Borges as a source of inspiration. Since 2011 she is the co-founder of the Marina de Lagos Art Academy, where she teaches drawing.

Fernando Lobo was born in Faro but lived most of his life in Holland, where he acquired knowledge and experience in the graphic arts. He is an artist with an essentially abstract tendency, who has been spreading his creativity both in drawing and in the graphic arts, having his work exhibited in several European countries.

Algarve Classic Festival, the biggest classic car event in the Iberian Peninsula 

A staple for car lovers and motorheads, the biggest classic car event in the Iberian Peninsula will return to the International Algarve Racetrack, from October 28 to 30.

The festival will host Classic Championships, which will attract the best cars and drivers of the speciality to AIA. “This is a unique event that celebrates all the success and elegance of historic cars. It is the perfect weekend for those who are in love with classic cars,” said organisers.

Aside from the action on the track, the soul of the festival is also well present in the paddock. This is because the public has access to the teams’ garages and can share their own passion for classics with the owners or drivers. They are usually extremely friendly and they soon start sharing stories about the achievements of their racing cars when they represented the pinnacle of motorsports.

Adding to the party, the classic car park is usually the stage for the most beautiful road cars, whose owners can sign up through their respective clubs to be able to drive two laps around the track.

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Author: Inside Magazines

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