Festival do Controbando

Fri Mar 24th 2017 to Sun Mar 26th 2017
Algarve, Alcoutim

Event Details

Festival do Controbando (Festival of Contraband) is a cultural event that pays homage to the smuggling of art - an activity that, throughout history, was an important part of the culture of those living close to the Portuguese/Spanish border.

Alcoutim (Portugal) and Sanlúcar de Guadiana (Spain) were popular with art smugglers, as the two countries were divided only by the Guadiana River.

The festival promises an entertaining three days on both sides of the river!

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