In July, attend the Boom Festival and celebrate art, freedom and nature along the banks of the Idanha-a-Nova dam.
This biannual festival, held during full moon in August, is a singular event dedicated to independent and artistic culture. It includes performing arts, music, multimedia, painting, bio construction, theatre, cinema, conferences, workshops and installations. The festival’s organisers also have a strong ecological awareness and are pursuing projects in the area of sustainability - in particular the treatment of waste residues and water.
The Boom Festival has an extremely beautiful setting, which offers unique views over the historic village of Monsanto and is integrated within Geoparque Naturtejo - a zone which has been classified by UNESCO, due to its geological riches and valuable natural, historical and cultural heritage.