Come to the Algarve, to Loulé, at the beginning of summer and enjoy the sounds and flavours from various countries around the world.
Festival MED takes place in the historic area of the city in June/July, during which period it creates a patchwork of cultures that have many points in common. Taking “Music with a spirit of adventure” as its signature, it is defined by a demanding programme presented in historical and urban settings of great beauty and authenticity, near a coastline whose landscape is protected.
Under the slogan “music and much more,” the MED has strong musical and cultural diversity. It offers a fusion of tradition and new artistic tendencies, particularly in the field of plastic arts, crafts, drama, street entertainment, cinema, poetry and literature.
To complete this show, the venue also features a range of restaurants where you can try the flavours of the traditional cuisine from each of the countries involved.
Loulé is a portuguese city in the Faro district, extending from the beaches of Vilamoura and Quarteira up the mountainsides. Ancient city, it is possible to cover various historical periods, from a minaret that remains of an ancient mosque to the walls of the thirteenth century, to the Market installed in an Arabian-inspired building from the early twentieth century, to the narrow white streets, make Loulé a city of nooks and charms.
√ Visit the archaeological site of Cerro da Vila in Vilamoura
√ Go for a swim in the Almargem Beach (Black Horse)
√ Go to the Loulé Market, a town’s ex-libris
√ Take a boat trip around the Ria Formosa
√ Take a walk at night and have a drink in the Vilamoura marina
√ Go for a walk in the Garden of Amuados
√ Visit the well known city craft houses
√ Enjoy the view of the city from the Castle