Nossa Senhora da Assunção, Querença
Nice old church of the hamlet of Querença north of Loulé
The little church is situated on hilltop of the hamlet of Querença in the Serra da Caldeirão north of Loulé. It has been built between 1520 and 1530 and replaced a simple chapel at the same place, from which the entrance portal was preserved. Soon after the church became the seat of the parish of Querença. The retable from 1540 reflects the style of the early renaissance - the nave bay depicts the namesake Nossa Senhora da Assunção. The baptismal font, built before 1534, is an interesting sample of the Manueline style. During the terrible earthquake of 1755 the nave was damaged and several years later, when the church was restored the actual belfry was built. If you want to visit the interior, please contact the museum opposite the church.
Orquestra Clássica do Sul
Classic Orchestra of southern Portugal and Andalusia
Founded in 2002 under the designation of Orquestra do Algarve, the orchestra changed its name to Orquestra Clássica do Sul (OCS) in September 2013 in order to enhance its mission of offering a high artistic quality program to the regions of Algarve, Alentejo and the Setubal peninsula as well as to the Spanish region of Andalusia. The Orquestra Clássica do Sul is composed by musicians selected in international public competitions, gathering 12 different nationalities. The OCS programme includes chamber music concerts, opera productions, Promenade concerts (for families), concerts in association with different musical genres (e.g., jazz, fado) and other artistic expressions (e.g., dance, literature), workshops and master classes. Along with its musical activity, the orchestra dedicates a special effort to pedagogical actions in schools, promoting the musical taste of younger audiences. With a musical repertoire embracing pieces that range from baroque to contemporary, the OCS presents thematic concert cycles with national and international soloist and conductors, besides traditional concerts in festive occasions. Now-a-days, the OCS counts with Rui Pinheiro as its Principal Conductor, with John Avery as Associate Conductor and with Cesário Costa as Principal Guest Conductor
Pólo Museológico da Água, Querença
Small museum dedicated to the natural resource of water
The small museum, inaugurated in 2012, is dedicated to the water as important natural resource. The area of the Serra de Caldeirão near Querença and neighbouring Tôr is rich in water with numerous springs and is very important to the water supply of Loulé and Quarteira.
Pólo Museológico da Cozinha Tradicional
Museum of traditional cooking in the Algarve in the castle of Loulé
The small museum consists of a single room in the second floor of the castle of Loulé where an open fire place and various antique kitchen appliances and regional tableware are exposed. This room was part of the seat of the former castellan (Alcaidaria). The museum is part of the municipal museum of Loulé (Museu municipal)
Teatro Municipal de Faro
Municipal theatre in Faro
The Theatre When the Teatro das Figuras opened its doors, it was a turning point in the cultural life of the Algarve because of the dimension of the space (unique in the region) and also because of the excellent and versatile equipment that allows the production and presentation of different and complex productions in remarkable conditions. The Building The Teatro das Figuras was projected by Portuguese renowned architect Gonçalo Byrne and has an auditorium with a large and well equipped stage, able to answer most of the artistic demands of our time. Behind the stage, along it, there is a space that can be used as rehearsal room, allowing, this way, better scenical flexibility for both artists and creators. The proscenium is shaped like an arch has 4.4 meters and can be converted into an orchestra pit for 77 musicians. Programming Strategie The Teatro das Figuras is a venue where contemporary performing arts can be showcased and which focuses on building an ongoing, creative relationship with the surrounding community, helping to form, look at, think about and share new artistic experiences, and contributing to the cultural development of the city, region and country. Programme Preview You can download the complete programme as PDF here: DOWNLOAD Tickets: Phone: +351-289 888 110 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Over the past four years, ACCA (supporting children in need in the Algarve) has worked with most of the local Orphanages and Institutions, many poor families, gypsy children, schools, disabled youngsters and kids from dysfunctional families. All the volunteers involved with ACCA have not only helped raise considerable sums of money for individuals, groups and infrastructure in Homes, but also given their time.
Adega - Museu de Odeceixe
Adega - Museum of Odeceixe
The process of wine making and the instruments used , presented in a former adega (wine cellar). Odeceixe
Adérita Artistic Space
Art Gallery in Almancil
The art gallery Adérita Artistic Space is a new and pleasant place in Almancil where you can enjoy art in its manifold dimensions. The gallery is dedicated to introduce an attractive program with exhibitions cycles, social gatherings and other cultural events. In its first year Adérita has focused her work in presenting exclusive projects that range from urban art to sculptures in different materials. Adérita Silva began her artistic development in Paris, where she worked in advertisement and fashion design. These conditions led her to painting. The passion for this art has invaded her whole being, leading her to a new world, full of new impressions and emotions. Since then she has dedicated her self unconditionally and tirelessly to express her emotions through her works. Each canva is designed patiently , where the colors and abstract shapes arise according to the emotions felt at that moment. Thus, the emotional expression is the platform to create her pieces. The mastery of color and movement techniques applied in her work, makes Aderita paintings _ very special. The contemplation of her works seduces the viewer to embark on a unique journey, and have the opportunity to experience different sensations never experienced before being transported to a world full of unknown and new emotions.
Angels Theatre Group
The popular English theatre group from São Brás
The Angels Theatre Group was founded in 2008 by Joy Behennah and Marion Griffiths, feeling that there was an opportunity to provide light hearted entertainment, whilst raising money for local charities in the Algarve, Portugal. The group is a member of the British Music Hall Society. The first production was already staged in May 2008,at the Stable Gallery in the São Bras Museum. The theme was The Old Time Music Hall and the small cast of eight played to a packed house for one night only. To date, with the help and support of its grateful audience the Angels have raised over 45,000 € for the community.
Arquivo Distrital de Faro
Arquive of the District of Faro (Algarve)
Rua Coronel António Santos Fonseca