Alentejo

2018

Festival Músicas do Mundo

In July, you will find, in Sines, a bit of the whole world!

Festival Músicas do Mundo is held annually and is the biggest Portuguese event in the area of world music, with all the ambiguities of the term. The FMM had its first edition in 1999 and is open to all musical styles, including traditional roots, urban, alternative, experimental, crossover.

From rock to jazz, from folk to blues, tango to reggae, classical to fusion, it is above all a festival of music without genre boundaries. The world upon a stage, this is the concept of FMM, with Sines Castle in the heart of Alentejo as one of its settings.

It is a festival that displays the diversity and quality of cultural expressions in the world, considered one of the country’s most democratic cultural events.

Brussels has announced the award of the EFFE label, Europe for Festivals, Festivals for Europe, for 2017-2018.

Everyone who feels open to discovering new music will be at home. Festival Músicas do Mundo is not aimed at any particular audience, unless it is listeners who are capable of being surprised.

About the local

Sines is a Portuguese city located in the center of the Alentejo coast. Despite the numerous points of tourist interest in the area, it´s the long sandy beaches that attract foreign and Portuguese to Sines.

The ancient land of fishermen and birthplace of the Portuguese navigator Vasco da Gama, Sines has always managed to maintain its charm despite all the changes and growth of the city.

Required

√ Visit the Chapel of Nossa Senhora das Salas
√ Go for a walk in the Sines Castle
√ Go for a walk to the village of Porto Covo
√ Go for a swim in São Torpes
√ Visit the Pessegueiro island
√ Eat a feijoada de búzios and taste a “Vasquinho”
√ Visit the house where Vasco da Gama was born
√ Take a walk through the historic city center

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