Fiesa 2010- the International Sand Sculptures Festival

Posted on July 05, 2010 by UNITED PHOTO PRESS

Fiesa 2010- the International Sand Sculptures Festival will be held in Pera from May until October 2010.

It is the only event of its kind in the Iberian peninsula and given its dimensions is the largest in the world.

Each year the festival is dedicated to a different theme. It occupies an area of 15,000 square metres and showcases the skilful and intricate work of artists of various nationalities. In preparation for the festival the artists shape over 35,000 tons of sand during a one month period!

During the day the sculptures can be admired in all their infinite detail and at night there is a varied programme of live music, theatre and dance.

Photography by Maria João Fragateito | United Photo Press