The 14th edition of the Terras sem Sombras begins in February

The Terras sem Sombras returns in 2018 to share the cultural and natural heritage of the Alentejo and unveil a territory of unique identity, which is affirmed as a remarkable destiny of art and nature.

The integration of music, heritage and biodiversity make this project a unique and enriching experience that conveys knowledge and memory. In the format of a season, the festival takes place, in itinerancy, in the Sines, Santiago do Cacém, Ferreira do Alentejo, Odemira, Serpa, Castro Verde, Barrancos, Elvas and Beja counties, from February 17 to July 8.

Approaching the Distant: Tradition and Vanguard in European Music (16th – 21st centuries) is the motto for this 14th edition, which has Hungary as its guest and collaborations from the United States of America and Spain.

The Terras sem Sombra reveals what is most fascinating in the visited municipalities, from historic centres to rural areas, from wildlife to local traditions. Through its programme, the Terras sem Sombra reveals what is most fascinating in the visited municipalities, from historic centres to rural areas, from wildlife to local traditions.

Each weekend of programming is characterized by exploring, in the chosen county, the three pillars on which this unique event in the world is based: heritage, music and biodiversity. Thus, and in an exclusive offer, opens the doors to spaces usually closed to the public, through a guided tour by connoisseurs; Programmed concerts also take place on Saturdays nights, in churches and other monuments that stand out for their heritage value and acoustic conditions. And, on Sunday mornings, take place voluntary actions to safeguard biodiversity in different natural spaces.