Agueda festival

agueda festival

What is ãGueda?

The municipal government of Águeda started the festival in 2006 as part of an extended celebration anchored around the FIFA World Cup in Germany. Since then, it has grown into an annual tradition that inspires civic pride.

What to do in Águeda?

Águeda is a small but historic town. In the 9th century, it was a bustling trading post. Today, it only has just over 14,000 inhabitants. In addition to admiring the old world architecture and immersing yourself in the local culture and cuisine, explore the Pateira de Fermentelos – the largest natural lagoon on the Iberian peninsula.

What is agitágueda art festival?

“AgitÁgueda Art Festival” is an initiative of the Municipality of Águeda held annually for 23 days of July, with free admission, offering residents and all visitors a diverse cultural program.

Where is Câmara Municipal de Águeda?

Câmara Municipal de Águeda Praça do Município 3754-500 Águeda Aveiro, Portugal App Agitágueda Download our app Câmara Municipal Águeda © 2019 - Todos os Direitos Reservados

What is the history of Águeda?

Águeda has been a municipal seat since 1834 and has had official city status since 1985. It was built on a foundation of successive Celt, Turduli and Lusitanian inhabitants since 370 BC.

What is the population of Águeda in Portugal?

According to the Portuguese 2011 census, the municipality of Águeda had 47,729 inhabitants, in an area of 335.27 km². The city proper had a population of 14,504 (2001 data), while the remainder is distributed in 11 parishes, within the Baixo Vouga Subregion .

What to do in Águeda?

Alongside to the handmade production and the gastronomy, Águeda is also known for its cultural traditions. There are several ethnographical groups and cultural associations representing many local civil parishes and also important choirs, such as the Orfeão de Águeda .

What is Gouda cheese?

Gouda, or How-da as the locals say, is a Dutch cheese named after the city of Gouda in the Netherlands. If truth be told, it is one of the most popular cheeses in the world, accounting for 50 to 60% of the worlds cheese consumption. It is a semi-hard cheese celebrated for its rich, unique flavour and smooth texture.

What is the agitágueda Festival?

Every year in July, the Agitágueda Festival brings a lot of colour and animation to this city in the heart of Portugal. This event, held in the city centre along the river, is world renowned for the originality of the Umbrella Sky Project, where over 3000 colourful umbrellas covered four of its main streets in an event of great visual impact.

What makes agitágueda so special?

Though AgitÁgueda held its first opening in 2006, the Umbrella Sky Project, the most recognized highlight of the festival to date, didn’t appear until 2012. Over 3,000 umbrellas float pseudo-magically over different city streets, alleyways, as well as inside the central arena of the festival downtown.

What is the Agueda Festival in Portugal?

Located in the small Portugese town of Agueda, this music and arts festival brings the town to life with performances, music, dance, music, DJ’s, sports, art and much more. This festival caught our eye because of the fun and unique celebrations that span across 23 days in July (3rd – 25th), that’s almost a whole month of fun!

How many people take part in agitágueda?

Over the course of 23 days, the heart of Águeda hosts more than 3,000 participants a day during AgitÁgueda—both local and otherwise.

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