Lagoa will be hosting its popular sweets fair, Mostra do Doce Conventual, from July 17 to 21 at the town’s São José convent.
The event gives visitors a chance to taste a variety of traditional sweets inspired by nuns’ century-old recipes. There will be jams, sweets, honey, cakes made with traditional Algarve ingredients such as almonds, figs and carobs, and a selection of delicious liqueurs as well as Monchique’s famous medronho firewater. The event also features shows and entertainment and cultural and musical performances each day at 10pm. Doors open at 7pm and admission is free.