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January, 2023

Feel the summer with Loulé Criativo
The Algarve is a region full of attractions for those who want to enjoy an unforgettable vacation. In Loulé, our network of partners has prepared for this month a program that will reveal the smells, the sights, tastes and sensations of a real summer of loulé. Bet on culture and authenticity of our destination, discover the real secrets of the region with Loulé Criativo. Join our partner Victor Pina and enjoy a stroll through the winding and cobbled streets of the city of Loulé, meet its people under the dazzling light of August. For those who want to awaken the taste and meet the authentic flavors of this site, Ana Figueiras offers a visit to the market, where you can find all kinds of fresh produce and learn how to cook them on Southern style. Cataplana, snails, figs with almonds, there are so many proposals. The program is varied and the activities are all linked to the local tradition.
Breathe music, culture and local knowledge
In the municipal park, in the middle of nature, you can enjoy a moment dedicated to music, rhythm and drum Portuguese tradition. Let yourself be carried away by the beats of this percussion instrument, feel its melody with our partner Limondjazzi.
In the middle of the town of Loulé, you can find another nest of peace and well-being in Loulé Coreto Hostel. This partner proposes, in partnership with the Atelier das Palavras Certas, a program dedicated to local traditions and culture, in a six days activity, Flashcourse, Portuguese for foreigners.
The jewels of the algarvian Barrocal
The algarvian Barrocal hide some treasures such as jewels, can decorate accessories. Our partner, Célia Arraiolos, proposes to perform a unique candle holder using almonds, acorns, dried herbs and other elements of the Barrocal.
For the sweet tooth, Célia Arraiolos will also reveal family secrets teaching how to cook some delicious almond biscuits and honey, ideal to enjoy tea time.
Transforming wool, fabrics and textures
Enjoy your Saturday to learn the art of sewing with our partner linhas e Livros, learn how to make a Taleigo or cloth bag that was formerly sewn by housewives from scraps of fabrics or the reuse of clothes used to transport goods, to store dried fruits, vegetables and bread or could replace the wallet or hand bag.
In the village of Penina, in Algarve, our partner Atelier Mão proposes to discover the extraordinary resistance of Merino sheep, feel its texture and learn how to handle this raw material with soapy water, in order to perform exclusive pieces of felt.
Heritage colors, pigments of Earth
Remembering the past of Loulé and looking more carefully to our present, are the proposals from our partner, Barroca, produtos culturais e turísticos. Join us and spend a different morning. Discover the techniques of making colored lime based paintings and natural pigments and learn how to apply them in re-creations of urban decoration elements like the Algarve parapets.
In Querença, the nature and the walking trails are splendid. Our partner Barroca, produtos culturais e turísticos also proposes a walk through the outskirts of the village, to discover some of the geological characteristics of the region, their formation and colored pigments. At the end of the activity, participants draw up colored inks of artisanal base.
In September, take part in the grape harvest
Near the village of Tôr, in the municipality of Loulé, near the great hallmark of the village, the medieval bridge is Quinta da Tôr who has the privilege of entering the naturalness and simplicity of the Barrocal. Experience an exclusive visit to the vineyards and Winery of this farm. Take part in the grape harvest, enjoy tasting the excellent wines of this farm, vinified, matured and bottled on the property.
Meet the soul of this tradition and enjoy a lunch in the farm, in a unique space, overlooking the vineyard. On the 9th of September, participate in this great celebration that is the opening of the harvest.
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