Fiesa - the International Sand Sculptures Festival, 2010

Fiesa - the International Sand Sculptures Festival will be held in Pera from 22nd May until 22nd October 2010.

It is the only event of its kind in the Iberian peninsula and given its dimensions is the largest in the world.

Each year the festival is dedicated to a different theme. This year the theme is the living world - the geology, fauna, flora and the environment around us since the beginning of life on earth.

It occupies an area of 15,000 square metres and showcases the skilful and intricate work of artists of various nationalities. In preparation for the festival the artists shape over 35,000 tons of sand during a one month period!

During the day the sculptures can be admired in all their infinite detail and at night there is a varied programme of live music, theatre, dance and circus acts.

The exhibition will be open to the public every day between 22 May and 22 October 2010.

More information: http://www.fiesa.org/

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