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A Taste of History: Tavira’s Palácio da Galeria Presents Interactive Culinary Events Celebrating the Mediterranean Diet

The kitchen of the exhibition “Mediterranean Diet – A Millenary Intangible Cultural Heritage” at Tavira Municipal Museum/Palácio da Galeria used for culinary demonstrations in partnership with the Vila Real de Santo António School of Hospitality and Tourism | 18 October and 7 November 2023 In the context of World Food Day, the Vila Real de […]

Celebrating Heritage: Tavira Workshop and Lisbon Exhibition Mark 20th Anniversary of UNESCO Convention

The commemorations for the 20th Anniversary of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage featured a workshop in Tavira and an exhibition in Lisbon: “The Feast” of Portuguese Intangible Cultural Heritage. In 2023, the Directorate General for Cultural Heritage (DGPC) celebrated the 20th anniversary of the UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of […]

Tavira holds activities to celebrate European Heritage Days

The Municipality of Tavira held various cultural activities as part of the European Heritage Days programme on 22–24 September, including a talk, visits to exhibitions and monuments, wine tasting and an accordion concert. These activities were aimed at publicising and safeguarding the municipality’s artistic, historical and cultural heritage, fostering dialogue between experts from different areas […]

Squid fishing in Bol on island Brač

As part of the commemoration of 100 years of tourism in Bol, the Tourist Office with the help of the Association of Bol caterers organized the first squid, octopus, cuttlefish and muskrat hunting competition on October 7 and 8, 2023. Fishing lasted two days, with 35 teams and 120 competitors. Chefs from the Association SKMER […]

The Mediterranean Diet in the Regions of Portugal

Throughout the year, the five regions of Portugal have promoted various activities aimed at safeguarding the Mediterranean Diet, with the aim of helping to increase public support for the Mediterranean Diet as a healthy lifestyle and dietary pattern and boosting the development of rural areas by preserving and disseminating the region’s values, culture and heritage. […]

Tourist and Gastronomic Route

Cheeses from Central Portugal There is a new Tourist and Gastronomic Route to discover in the Central region of Portugal, which invites you to embrace traditions and flavours, and already has 43 members, nine routes and more than 50 unique experiences. The common denominator are the cheeses with the Protected Designation of Origin (PDO) from […]

Mediterranean Diet Fair

– September 7 to 10, 2023 From the 7th to the 10th of September, Tavira will be staging another edition of the Mediterranean Diet Fair.  The event will be offering a varied programme which is the result of an extensive partnership between the entities involved. Attended by official bodies and delegates from regional, national and […]

10 years of the Mediterranean Diet in Tavira and Portugal

In Baku, on 4 December 2013, the Mediterranean diet of 7 countries was recognised as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage.  To mark the 10th anniversary, Tavira Municipality throughout this year will publicise messages every fortnight from the partners/bodies who have contributed to or undertaken projects to safeguard the Mediterranean diet.  Various national, regional and local entities […]