Ferira da praia (beach fair)
Vila Real de Santo António
From the 10th until 15th of October

From the 10th until 15th of October, Vila Real de Santo António has the Feira da Praia (beach fair) along the Avenida da Republica and Praça Marquês de Pombal . Annually welcomes thousands of visitors , mainly spaniards who are moving on the 12th to buy the fair and local businesses.

The name , Feira da Praia , originated in the venue of the same , compared to the beaches of the Guadiana in 1774 , date of the foundation of Vila Real de Santo António. Originally intended to promote social and economic enlargement of the village , aiming to impel fisheries.

In the Avenida da Republica is sold a little of everything , from clothing to kitchenware , through crafts and toys. The Marquês de Pombal Square is practically " reserved " to food, such as beans, grains, nuts, cheeses and sausages from across the country .

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