If you needed a reason to visit Vilamoura (the municipality of Loulé, in the Algarve, Portugal), its first class museum-historic Roman site Cerro de Vila is giving you not one, but ten reasons: Ten Monumental British Sculptures that will grace the landscape around the Roman archaeological site.
According to Allgarve, the aim of the exhibition is to enable the general public to enjoy and share in works of great artistic merit, belonging to the Berardo Collection, at the same time as offering a unique opportunity to visit the Cerro da Villa, an ancient Roman villa in Vilamoura. The exhibition can be visited daily, Daily from 09h30 to 12h30 and 14h00 to 18h00. The price, only 5€, is affordable, making the exhibition a budget event. The exhibition is presented by The Berardo Collection, Portugal Tourism Board, Algarve Tourism Board, the Loulé Town Hall, Lusort and Inframoura.
This unique collection of sculptures of unquestionable artistic and aesthetic merit represents three generations of sculptors, including Tony Cragg, Henry Moore and Allen Jones.
The Ten Monumental British Sculptures remain on display for one year (11 of September 2010 to 10 of September 2011), and are already considered one of the high points of “Allgarve’10” as they will be bringing culture and beauty to the heart of the Algarve, to Vilamoura, where the largest tourist complex in Europe is being built. A place of stunning beauty, Vilamoura is already a popular travel destination in Portugal. At the heart of city is the marina which has the capacity to berth over 1,000 vessels. Large Hotels and luxury holiday homes surround the marina, as well as a large casino and numerous restaurants and vibrant bars.