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Refurbishment begins at Alvor’s old fish market

Transforming Alvor’s old fish market, locally known as “Rota” and described as one of the village’s main attractions, into a “dynamic cultural center” that pays homage to Alvor’s history as a fishing village Renovation work has already begun.

The old fish market is just off the old lifeboat station in Alvor. Museum..

The top priority goals of the two refurbishment projects are Preserving local “know-how” and fishing traditions also, Retired fisherman People who use “rota” every day Dating The local council said it could continue to do so last year When the refurbishment of the old fish market was announced.

The project, which is being developed with the help of the Portimao Museum, is a restoration and Maintenance work on the inner walls and façade of the building.. Once this is complete, a series of interactive exhibits and exhibitions will be set up inside, open to all, and presented with “information in several languages” about the building and its history.

The local council said, “Memories and storiesThe “” in “Rota” is unforgettable, and the culinary traditions of the locals are unforgettable. The importance of the estuary to the community is also emphasized.

One of the main goals is “Evolution of the riverside region in terms of years of occupation and important remaining memories“.

The council also said that an annual event program will be launched, including riverside walks, exhibitions, recreation of the old fish market to “feel” what it is, and discussions and cooking. Demonstrations and concerts are featured.

The revamped fish market will also be part Portimao sightseeing route There are plans to organize a guided walk exploring the history of the village and “rich biodiversity”, “related to cultural heritage and nature. Maritime, fishery, environmental sustainability and ecotourism”.

The timeline for the completion of work over € 283,000 (co-funded by the March 2020 program) has not yet been revealed.

To Michael Bruxo
michael.bruxo@algarveresident.com

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