Umbrellas being the source of shelter in rain and sunlight are the main component of the festival. The beautifully lined umbrellas above the street reflect different colours as sunlight falls on them. The Agueda is a small town located in south of Porto (Portugal)
The festival started in 2012 as a part of Agueda AgitÁgueda, the town’s art festival. The festival was an initiative by council in Agueda. From being the dozens of beautiful, brightly coloured umbrellas line a shopping promenade in Águeda—a small town located just south of Porto in Portugal. While these photogenic parasols also help in protection against the sun’s rays and shielding patrons from rainfall,
This is the third year for the floating umbrellas, as part of the ninth year of AgitÁgueda. The festival starts in July and ends in September. The promotion of local culture and arts in the region is through concerts, live street performances, sport, entertainment, and the usual festival vendors of food, drink, and crafts. The experience of walking under the shadow of these umbrellas is truly unique and magical. Attend the festival and you won’t regret it.
The other attractions of Agueda include Pateira de Fermentelos (Lake) (6 km), Cabeco Grande (Hill) (8 km) , Monte Grande (Hill) (9 km) , Monte do Marco (Hill) (11 km), Alto da Louriceira (Mountain) (15 km), Cabeco do Telegrafo (Hill) (16 km), Alto da Lousa (Mountain) (16 km), Alto da Sobreira (Mountain) (17 km), Serra da Chavelha (Hill) (17 km), Serra de Erigo (Hills) (19 km), Cabeco Vale Grande (Mountain) (20 km), Cabeco da Cruz (Hill) (20 km) Serra do Tarrastal (Hill) (21 km) and Serra do Vale do Grande (Hill) (23 km).
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