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Every year, a group of talented sculptors, from various parts of the world and experts in the art of sand sculpting, join to give shape to thirty-five thousand tons of sand, in an area of fifteen thousand square meters. The 10th Annual International Sand Scupture Festival took place in Pera Algarve Portugal. Check out the masterpieces below!
Idols are the theme of this year, a tribute to various characters admired and praised by our society. Carved in sand you will find icons of sports, from the movies, from music, fashion, politics and religion. In an historical and geographical approach, the exhibition ranges from the ancient gods and beliefs to the Beatles, Michael Jackson
, Marylyn Monroe or Eusebio, among other icons idolized by the crowds throughout time.
The festival is unique in the Iberian Peninsula and is considered the largest sand sculpture festival in the world, by the size of its sculptures and the area they occupy. It can be visited by day or by night when the sculptures are illuminated by light games.
FIESA also incorporates a playful dimension with a space for sand sculpture activities, where each day, adults, teens and children can experience and show their creative abilities in this form of artistic expression.