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FIESA Sand Festival - Must see Sand Sculptures!

Daniel Campion September 06th, 2016 1,311 views

The Fiesa sand festival started in 2003  and is largest of its kind , the festival takes place  in Pêra, Algarve,  the FIESA – The International Sand Sculptures Festival sees artists from around the world come together sculpting incredible pieces of art made out of 35,000 tonnes of sand each year. With every new year comes a different theme, this year being music, the most popular in past events.


Throughout the day, guests can view the 15,000 square metres of sculptures, with live music, theatre and circus arts occupying the night. In addition an area is reserved to allow adults and children alike to express their creativity and build their own sculpture.  Tickets are very reasonable, unders 5's are FREE, children aged from 6-12 years are €4.50 and adult tickets are priced at €9, so afforable and fun!


This years festival began in March and will last up until October, so there is still time to visit and admire these impressive sand sculptures. If you're considering a trip to the Algarve, Portugal, here are a few nearby hotels and resorts to consider staying in:


Albufeira Self Catering from £114

Albufeira is  a former fishing village that has become a major holiday destination, with sandy beaches and a busy nightlife strip.

Vilamoura holiday deals from £114

Vilamoura is a great place to stay whether you just want to enjoy the beaches, play a few rounds of golf, have a game or two of tennis, try something more adventurous like parasailing.

Have you visited the FIESA sand festival before? Why not send us you best sand sculpture pictures over to our Facebook  page.

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