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Carnival in the Algrave

Would Carnival in Portugal be better celebrated in Lisbon or the Algrave?

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I am sitting with my cousin (who lives in Santa Maria, Azores, Portugal)...she recommends Torres Vedras village north of Lisbon... Or Ovar village near Porto. Loule village in the Algarve or Porto Bay Hotel in the Algarve you can look into as well. She said Madeira island is the best in Portugal, though! Good Luck

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Thanks so much, Carl. I'm also having trouble finding exact dates for Carnival activities in both Lisbon and locations In the Algrave in 2015. Can you help with this?

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Still with her...she just looked it up...Algarve Feb 14-17, 2015 and Loule Porto Bay Falèsia is showing the same dates with the big parade on the Saturday afternoon. February 17 is Ovar...Torres Vedras is Feb 13-18...She is my Portugal expert and pretty much Europe expert along with Rick Steves, of course!!!

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Thanks so much, Carl! And please thank your Portugal Expert for me too. Unfortunately we will fly into Lisbon on the 17 and so will miss all the festivities. I thought I had read somewhere that Lisbon was celebrating the 20th and the 21st. But thank you very much for all the information!