New Sand Sculpture Theme Park Opens in Lagoa
All new 'sand city' in Lagoa created with 50,000 tons of sandSat Jun 8th 2019 to Sun Jul 14th 2019 at 10:00 until 22:00
Algarve, EN 125, Lagoa https://www.myguidealgarve.com/events/new-sand-sculpture-theme-park-opens-in-lagoa VISIT WEBSITE
The new SandCity theme park opens its doors to the public on 8th June, featuring the largest and most varied exhibition of sand sculptures ever made in Portugal!
'Around the World' is the theme for the park's 50,000 tons of sculpted sand, with sculptures representing the architecture, culture, fauna and flora of the five continents and imaginary scenes linked to travel and travellers.
This 'sand city' was carved by 57 artists of various nationalities who, for three weeks, shaped animals, monuments and people from all over the world in the sand, creating about 80 different scenes: Cristiano Ronaldo next to Fernando Pessoa and the Tower of Belém, Pope Francisco walking on a Vespa, Nelson Mandela in South Africa, The Dalai Lama in Tibet or Queen Elizabeth II having tea next to the Big Ben in the dedicated sculpture to England, are some of the scenes interpreted and created by the artists for the exhibition.
There is also a separate area dedicated to the ocean, where visitors can view a variety of marine environments and an interpretation of the ocenas' pollution problem.
Children also have a special area with sculptures, travel stories and various children's imaginary characters, such as Prince, Dumbo, Paddigton, Mogli, Snow White and Spider-Man.
SandCity is situated between the main roundabout in Lagoa and the Porches's roundabout and occupies an area of about 6 hectares, where there are several leisure and catering areas, as well as sand sculpture workshops and various artistic, cultural and environmental activities that will be developed during the summer.
SandCity will be open to the public until November 30th, from 10am to 10pm, and can be visited by day and night when the sculptures are illuminated by light sets.
For more information, prices and tickets, visit the website.
Sand sculptors have come from many countries in Europe, Turkey, Brazil, Canada and Australia and many of them are winners of sand and ice sculpture awards and have already produced remarkable work in these new forms of artistic expression.
SandCity is the company Prosandart's new project. Prosandart has, over the last seventeen years, produced FIESA (International Festival of Sand Sculptures), which was considered the biggest existing exhibition of sculptures in in the world.
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