This summer, visit Pêra, in the Algarve, and admire the skills of sculptors from various countries as they create genuine works of art in the sand.
FIESA – the International Sand Sculptures Festival is held between May and October. It is the only event of its kind in the Iberian peninsular, and, given its dimensions, is the largest in the world. The festival is dedicated to a different theme each year, and occupies an area of 15,000 square metres, showcasing the work of the skilful hands of artists of various nationalities that shape over 35,000 tonnes of sand during a one-month period.
During the day it, the sculptures can be admired in all their infinite details, and at night there is a varied programme of live music, theatre, dance and circus arts. FIESA also includes a playful and pedagogical dimension, with an area reserved for all those who would like to express their creativity by building sand sculptures.