Tomar will be full of pageantry and events at the 2023 “Festa dos Tabuleiros” - scheduled to run from July 1 to 10, 20123. The pageantry of the “Festa dos Tabuleiros,” or Festival of Trays, happens every four years.
Évora, the main city of Portugal’s Alentejo, has been named the European Capital of Culture 2027. As a result, Évora will offer a series of cultural events for the year of 2027. The award is based on a criteria of cultural and artistic content to be presented and the participation of the local population in the project. The European Capital of Culture is an initiative that focuses on the creative economy at the heart of European cities with EU support for a yearlong celebration of the arts and culture.
The Alentejo is Portugal’s biggest region, about the size of Belgium with just 600,000 people. The Alentejo began 2022 with the honor of being one of Condé Nast Traveler’s Best Destinations in the World for 2022. This week, the same magazine declared that the Alentejo was one of the 23 Best Places to Go in 2023. And what a year it has been, for what has become the most celebrated region in Portugal.