Ardentia ~ Touro Azul

Explore the Feeling

Programme culturel

CACO – Associação de Artesãos do Concelho de Odemira

Fishing, cork, sea and land offered this territory predictable and unpredictable destinations. A tour through the evolution of Sines over time, since it was a fishing village to the city it is.

Moments forts

Cork Factory
Neighborhood Built in the 70s
Oldest winery in Sines
Municipal Archive
Sines Arts Center


  • i034Région:
  • Sines

  • i033Langue
  • Português

  • i046 Prix:
  • From 95€ per person

  • i066 Ce qui est inclu
  • Guide

  • i027 Niveau de difficulté (exigence physique)
  • incluí alguma actividade com exercício físico leve

  • i026 Durée
  • < 1 day

  • i030 Personnes par groupe:
  • Max. 8 pax

  • i049 Animaux de compagnie acceptés
  • No

  • i009 Adaptés aux cyclistes
  • No


The tour begins by visiting a functioning old cork factory, where the group learns about the processes of working this natural material.
We carry on to discover the huge Edifício Luz (Light Building) that immediately stands out: a large hotel built to promote tourism in the 60’s under the Portuguese dictatorship.
Next stop is the Cape Verdean Association of Sines, located in a neighbourhood built in the 1970s with the purpose of housing the many Cape Verdean fishermen who moved to Portugal during this decade.
Lunch will be served by amazing Edite in the oldest tavern of Sines which has remained the same for almost 140 years. After lunch, the journey continues with a conversation about the history of what is today an enormous industrial seaside city. A former mayor will speak about the changing times of this old fishing village.
Finally the group arrives at the City Archives located in the Sines Arts Centre. The building itself is a stunning example of contemporary architecture by the Portuguese Mateus brothers. Here the group will meet the young archivists who enthusiastically keep the documental memory of this territory.
Directly underneath the Archive’s office, the group will finish off by appreciating pieces of a contemporary art gallery.

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