This charming costume museum is a delight to visit any day. It feels like time travel to venture inside the 19th-century manor house, with its permanent exhibition of traditional Algarve clothing and craftsmanship. The old stables invite you to explore and showcase anything from cowbells to classic carriages and the history of the local cork industry.

Beyond the museum's fascinating past, it's still very much alive today. There's a café where you can sit outdoors and enjoy the green space. Walking around you may stumble across a lovely little shop by Algarve artist Maria João Gomes, who uses traditional techniques to transform wild palm leaves into the most wondrous hats and carpets.

The museum also hosts various mindful movement and art classes, as well as ever-changing exhibitions, live music events, and – fairs!

Let the festivities begin

The usually relatively peaceful grounds of the museum are set to turn into a bustling hub of activity that promises to be a festive feast for all your senses.

Groove to the musical entertainment while sampling delicious street food, and explore the many different stalls of local artisans offering everything from homegrown produce and handicrafts to dazzling jewelry, enchanting flowers, and zesty spices.

So please, grab your family and friends, put on your dancing shoes, and get ready to spring into a day full of flowers, flavor, and fun. See you there!

Sunday 26 May, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Museu do Traje, São Brás de Alportel (Faro, Algarve). For more information, please visit: