Algarve’s autumn events

sculpture in loule of market lady with oranges and fish

Algarve’s autumn events continue through this month, before the region gears up to its Christmas events in December.

For those who would like to get to know the Algarve a little better, a great place to start is Loulé.

Guided tours

On November 17 a free guided tour in English offers the chance to discover the historic town, with its narrow streets, monuments and of course museums.

Registration is required, call +351 289 400 829 or email

Another interesting visit, still in Loulé, is the salt mine. The entrance is almost in the centre of the city. Click here to find out more.

Every Thursday visitors can enjoy a free guided tour of Albufeira’s old town, also in English. Again, the tour needs to be booked. Email or ring +351 289 599 502.

Interested in other unusual places to visit whilst staying in Algarve? Click here for some suggestions.

Close by, Paderne Castle is open every Wednesday from 10am to 1pm, with free entry.

Interested in other unusual places to visit whilst staying in Algarve? Click here for some suggestions.

Orchestra in Silves

Silves, further to the west, is hosting the Orquestra Clássica do Sul’s autumn concert on November 19.

Entry is free and the concert starts at 6pm.

With music played by Russian A. Glazunov, at Casa da Cultura Luso-Árabe e Mediterrânica, this lively concert will prove a winter warmer for many.

For more information click here, email or ring +251 282 440 800.

Aljezur’s Sweet Potato Festival

And our final suggestion of something to do this month is the Sweet Potato Festival. The festival will take place in the Espaços Multiusos, Aljezur, from November 25 to 27.

This annual event offers visitors a chance to taste the many ways the sweet potato can be eaten, showcasing the local variety, Lyra.

With over 90 exhibitors this year there will be plenty to enjoy. And not just savoury dishes, the sweet potato is also used in sweet ones.

As usual with local festivals, musical entertainment will be available.

Open from mid-day through to 2am on the first two days and closing at 10pm on the last day, entry and parking is free of charge.

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