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10th Silves Medieval Fair

Silves Medieval Fair 2013
Image by Câmara Municipal de Silves

The tenth edition of the Silves Medieval Fair will take place between August 2 and 11 2013, in the historic center of Silves. Enjoy 10 days of historical recreation of the medieval period of the ancient capital of the Kingdom of the Algarve. This year schedule has slightly changed: The fair will run from 18h00 to 01h00, as usual, but on Fridays and Saturdays will be open from 18h00 to 02h00. Other activities:

  • Two tournaments per day on horseback
  • Animation Groups Musical
  • Dance Groups
  • Street Entertainment Groups
  • Plenty of stall selling traditional goods

Find more information on the Municipality of Silves Website.

   

Meravista: All-inclusive Property Website Makes it Easy to Find Retirement Homes Online

Meravista: All-inclusive Property Website Makes it Easy to Find Retirement Homes OnlineMeravista’s all-inclusive website is making it easy for people across Western Europe to find their dream retirement home in the sun without leaving the comfort of their armchair.

Retiring abroad is a big step to take. Finding the right property to buy in the right location shouldn’t be the difficult part. That’s why Meravista is helping people across Western Europe to find their ideal retirement home in the Algarve without stepping outside their front door.

The company has made it simple for home seekers to browse property for sale online, explore different areas and research living in the region by creating an all-inclusive property website.

Anita Van Huson, founder of Meravista comments: “The Algarve has so much to offer retirees and we wanted to make it as easy as possible for them to find their perfect home and to enjoy living in this beautiful region of Portugal.”

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Lagos Crime Prevention Seminar 26th September 2012

A unique Crime Prevention Seminar will take place on Wednesday 26th September 2012 from 16:00 to 18:00 at the Centro Cultural de Lagos, Lagos.

It is being organized by Safe Communities Algarve in partnership with Destacamento da GNR de Portimão, PSP Divisão Policial Portimão, British Consulate and the Associação Sócio-Profissional dos Guardas Nocturnos (Night Guard Service) for the English speaking community.

The seminar is aimed at promoting safer communities through crime prevention. It will be the first time that the following organizations and presenters have come together at a single event to share their experiences with the public and will provide a unique opportunity for questions and answers on matters of interest to the public. The Agenda of the seminar is as follows:

  • David Thomas - Safe Communities Algarve – Presenting: Introduction; Overall crime context/trends; Crime Prevention; work of Safe Communities Algarve (inc “My GNR”),
  • Captain Carlos Bengala - Commander GNR Portimão – Presenting: Work of GNR; Safe Residence Program and local crime overview.
  • Comissário Carlos Pinto - Comandante da Divisão de Portimão – Presenting: the PSP Structure implemented in the Algarve; Crime overview particularly for Portimão and Lagos; Main policing strategies and Special Policing Programs
  • José dos Santos Vice President of the Night Guard Service – Presenting: the Work and Responsibilities of the Night Guard Service
  • Vice Consul Angela Morado from the British Consulate - Covering the Consulate's role in promoting crime prevention and supporting victims of crime.

If you wish to attend the seminar, which will be conducted in English only, please contact info@safecommunitiesalgarve.com or through the following link giving the Subject "Crime Prevention Seminar Lagos".

   

Meravista: The New Marketplace for Algarve Real Estate

Meravista LogoMeravista, a new property website that caters exclusively to people searching for property in the Algarve in Portugal, is set to launch, and it's doing things a little differently.

Meravista is a brand new property search portal focused exclusively on Algarve property in Portugal, from traditional farmhouses to contemporary villas. What makes the service stand out is its unique map-based search function, with the help of which users can zoom into specific areas of the Algarve to see the range of properties for sale there.

Meravista will soon be available to browse in a number of languages, including German, Dutch and Spanish.

Founder Anita van Huson explains: “We created Meravista because we saw that there was a large gap in the Algarve property market for a site that provided buyers with a simple way to search for property online.”

“Looking for the ideal home shouldn't be difficult! That's why we set up our innovative map-based search, which allows users to see more than just the property online. It lets you see the area in which your potential new home is located.”

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