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Posted by portugalpress on August 01, 2018

Portimão’s highly-anticipated ‘Festival da Sardinha’ has already started. The event is taking place until Sunday, August 5, with restaurants in the town centre and riverside serving the traditional char-grilled sardines with boiled potatoes and salad and several other recipes highlighting the unique flavour of this mighty fish.

The list of participating establishments includes A Ravessa, Casa Bica, Dona Barca, Forte e Feio, O Meco, Retiro do Peixe Assado, Ú Venâncio and Zizá.

If you’re not so hungry but would still like to taste some of the delicious sardines, there will be several stalls selling ‘sardinha no pão’ (sardine on bread) at the town’s riverside area near the old ‘Lota’ fishing market, where there will also be a small fair with other traditional regional snacks and sweets, and handicraft.

The festival is well-known for its selection of “top-class” musical acts and this year is no exception, with a number of highly anticipated concerts scheduled near the Lota at 10pm.

There will also be several musical performances taking place at the bandstand (coreto) at the riverside between 7.30pm and 9.30pm.

The festival begins every day at 7pm and ends at 1am. Admission is free.