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Porto Santo hosts Colombo Festival

About one hundred people are participating in this edition.

The executive said that he will invest 10 thousand euros more than in 2019 in this program, initially designed to prolong the stay of visitors on the island, due to tourist seasonality.

Every day there will be background music, decorations alluding to the time, the ‘Praça dos Infantes e Petizes’ and scenic streets, but this year’s edition is marked by the cancellation of the traditional recreation of the Christopher Columbus landing of the Santa Maria ship and the procession the streets to the city center.

Instead, the “announcement of the arrival of Cristóvão Colombo” and a musical concert entitled “Epic tragic-maritime” takes place on the first day.

In Largo da Palmeira, handicrafts and regional products will be represented, while in the city mall will be the square of medieval games and in the Casa-Museu Cristóvão Colombo there will be an exhibition called “After Columbus”, by the artist Ricardo Veloza.

The “pirates’ attacks on the people of Porto Santo” and “the wedding of Cristóvão Colombo and Filipa Moniz”, daughter of the discoverer Bartolomeu Perestrelo, the island’s first donor captain, will be remembered at the event.

On Saturday, at the Porto Santo Congress Center, an interactive exhibition and workshop for families opens with the theme “O Meu Concelho… Porto Santo – pirates and privateers”.

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