Too many exciting events to choose from in this very special part of the world, we have had to put off going to many of the events until next year.
We loved the Medival Festivals of Obidos and Sintra. The city of Silves is hosting its Medival Festival during the second half of August. These Festivals are elaborate affairs celebrating Portugal´s heritage. Medival food and drink, crafts, jugglers, theater, dancers, animals and musicans all dressed in traditonal costums create a colorful and upbeat portrayalof Medival Portugal set in beautiful ancient town squares.
Every year Sintra has a music and dance festival. This year was a celebration of Mahler and Liszt from June 24 to July 10th, 2011. There was a large selection of concerts, films, lectures and opera to choose from.
Today America´s World Cup Sailing Series starts in the Bay of Cascais. The amazing catamarans will make their world premiere marking the start of an exciting journey with a destination of San Francisco in 2013.
And something to look forwward to: the annual free music extravaganza in Cascais: Festas Do Mar August 19 to 28, 2011. The stage isset in the heart of the city center right on the bay. A great setting with nightly concerts and fireworks.
Enjoy your hoidays here and consider staying at Colina Flora www.colinaflora.com