If you like to cruise the internet on websites such as Reddit, Imgur or 9Gag you might have come across pictures of a street covered by a blanket of colourful umbrellas. So had I. And on our latest trip through Portugal I managed to convince Mihir that the little detour was totally worth it. And right I was. Ok, really, apart from the Umbrella Sky Project not much is happening in Agueda, and the street is not really that long. But hey, if you are going to be driving all day and need a place to grab a coffee – it might as well be Agueda. And if it just be for that new profile picture you’ve been wanting for weeks.
The umbrellas are there in the months of July, August and September. The project was brought to life in 2011 as part of the annual Ágitagueda Art Festival. During the summer they provide a beautiful background to various cultural and sportive events and draw hundreds of visitors to this otherwise sleepy Portuguese town.
PS: The street is very easy to find, too. Just drive into the city following signs to the centre, park your car and you’ll probably already see some umbrellas ahead. Impossible to miss!
Our final verdict: Agueda is best enjoyed in 1-2 hours!
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