Sunday, 15 March 2009

Festival of Sand Sculpture (FIESA) in Algarve is well worth a visit!

The 7th Festival of Sand Sculpture (FIESA) is the Worlds Biggest Sand Sculpture Event and is open in the Algarve from May 22nd till October 22nd.

Works by a large number of sculptors awaits you in Pêra, Algarve at FIESA.

A truly amazing collection of very large sculptures made of sand.

The theme of the Festival this year is Discoveries. Expect to be wowed ! And to take lots of photos.

Opening times: Daily from 22nd May until 21st September, 10AM to Midnight. From 22nd September to 22nd October opens at 10AM and closes at 9PM.

Ticket prices:
Adults : TBC
Children (6-12 years old): TBC
Children (up to 5): Free

Location: FIESA is on the E524 near Pêra and is very easy to get to by car from Praia da Rocha & Portimão.
From the A22: get off at junction 8 – Algoz/Pêra – and follow directions to Pêra. From EN 125 in Pêra: follow the directions to Algoz.
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Links & Notes

'Annual festival of sand sculpture, Fiesa grows each year and in 2008 they used 35,000 tonnes of sand. The sculptures were always pretty traditional (pyramids, the last supper etc.) but this year sees Hollywood arrive to the sand exhibition with Shrek, Spiderman, The Simpsons and others alongside the more traditional exhibits.' (wikipedia)

Our blog entry with last year’s details

FIESA official website
Our photo’s on Flickr :

algarve_holiday's itemsGo to algarve_holiday's photostream

Algarve Holiday Studio:
For a memorable stay at Praia da Rocha, Algarve !


Sam said...

I love the Sand Sculpture Festival!

I loved the Johny depp - Pirate of the Caribbean sculpture, we went to see it on our Algarve holidays.

algarve_holiday said...

Hi Sam. Glad to see you got a good deal via Algarve holidays ;-) We also liked Fiesa & hope to go again! We'll let you know here as soon as we get confirmation that it is running again this year. Regards