FIESA is the largest sand sculpture exhibition ever built, held in Sand City since 2003 in Pêra, Algarve, attracting thousands of visitors annually.
The festival is built by a group of sculptors, of different nationalities, who explore different sculpting techniques in sand, producing original pieces that stand out for their magnitude, technique and aesthetics.
FIESA is considered the biggest event of its kind in the world for using forty thousand tons of sand in a construction area of 15,000 m2 with sculptures that reach up to twelve meters high and which reproduce in great detail people, Objects and scenarios alluding to a theme.
This event takes place in Sand City, the sand city, which takes shape and receives sculptures that portray diverse themes and that already has more than 700 sculptures over the last 15 years.
The festival is organized by the company ProSandArt, which specializes in the production of the most varied sand sculpture events in Portugal, Turkey and Argentina.
At the time of the festival, Sand City offers a series of events parallel to the sand sculpture exhibition, such as activities and demonstrations on the sand carving technique, guided tours, workshops, video projections, and a cultural agenda with performances Artistic forms.