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New campervan service point in São Marcos da Serra

Posted by Marianne Hoesen on Sunday, February 9, 2020, In : news and information 

On 31 January 2020 São Marcos da Serra opened this brandnew motorhome service area next to the village. The area of 2000 m2 offers space for 22 campervans free of charge. There is drinkable water, electric chargers, a dump station for wastewater disposal and rubbish bins. 

It is expected that this service will attract more tourists to our little village and boost local economy a bit. The people of São Marcos da Serra welcomed this facility.

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The new members of the council of S. Marcos da Serra

Posted by Marianne Hoesen on Tuesday, October 22, 2013, In : news and information 
The new equipe of the freguesia of São Marcos da Serra have been installed now. 

President - Luís Manuel Viegas Cabrita (PSD)
Secretary - Maria Esmeralda Ramos Rosa (PSD)
Teasurer - Rosa Maria Coelho Guerreiro (CDU)
Members of the council:
President - José Manuel de Oliveira Rodrigues (PSD)
1st Secretary - Rui Miguel Fernandes Grilo Freitas Monteiro (PSD) 
2nd Secretary - Licínio Roberto Lourenço Ramos (CDU)
PS - Ricardo José Guerreiro, José António Montes Folgado, Maria Teresa Calado...

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Elections 2013

Posted by Marianne Hoesen on Thursday, October 3, 2013, In : news and information 

The elections for the junta de freguesia of São Marcos da Serra were held on the 29th of September and the results surprised many.  72,47% of the registered voters came to town to make their choice!

The PSD won with 39,74% (341 votes), which means that Luis Cabrita will be the new President of São Marcos da Serra for the coming 4 years. 

Here some numbers:

PSD  -  39,74 %  -  341 votes   -   4 seats in the council + the president (2009: 25,45% - 224 votes - 2 s...
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Tail of Tornado Touches São Marcos da Serra

Posted by Marianne Hoesen on Saturday, November 17, 2012, In : news and information 

On Friday 16 November a powerful tornado hit the coast of the Algarve at Carvoeiro, ran through Loagoa and Silves and ended at São Marcos da Serra. There was great damage, especially in Lagoa and Silves, but right at the end of the tornado, at the road leading towards Joios and Fitos, there was also a lot of damage done.


This tree was lifted from its position and thrown into this field.


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Reopening Café-Restaurant Os Duartes

Posted by Marianne Hoesen on Thursday, March 1, 2012, In : news and information 

This week Café-Restaurant Os Duartes reopened its doors after a great painting job and closing the roof terrace, making the restaurant larger and to be used in all kinds of weather.


You can have a dish of the day for the nice price of €4. The restaurant is at the first floor and offers a beautiful view on the serra. The café is on the ground floor.


You can find Os Duartes next to the church in t...
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Mushrooms and Funerals in São Marcos da Serra

Posted by Marianne Hoesen on Monday, December 26, 2011, In : news and information 
Since 22 years Hortense Dias is the proud owner of Agencia Funeraria Pimentel Dias. Not only is this the funeral agency of the village of São Marcos da Serra, but Hortense Dias is also the local expert on mushrooms that grow in the serra. Local people pick the wild mushrooms in the surrounding hills and take them to Hortense. 

Here you can buy the fresh, wild mushrooms, but most of the harvest is exported to Spain and is sold to Germany, Switserland, Italy and t...
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New Village Café

Posted by Marianne Hoesen on Thursday, October 6, 2011, In : news and information 

There is a new place to be in São Marcos da Serra and it is called Snack-bar Arco-Iris, arco-iris meaning rainbow.
The new owner Jorge Gonçalves Pereira is running the place and he is doing very well.

Here you can enjoy a good coffee, a nice cool beer or even a great caipirinha  either inside or ouside on the shady terrace. Snacks such as tosta, cakes, meats or bifanas are also available.

Café Arco-Iris is located in the Rua de Fabrica, next to the Drogeria N...
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nothing beats the plop of a real cork stopper

Posted by Marianne on Saturday, July 30, 2011, In : news and information 

The use of cork dates back to the ancient Egyptians, Romans and Greeks, but the father of cork is Dom Pérignon who started using cork to seal his sparkling wine bottles in the mid-1600s. Pérignon was a French Abbot residing at the Hautvillers monastery who was trying to find a new sealing solution to replace using wooden bungs wrapped in hemp to seal bottles. His innovation launched a new industry which today employs 100,000 people in the Mediterranean. Large scale cork production was first...
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Censos 2011 - the numbers

Posted by Marianne Hoesen on Thursday, July 7, 2011, In : news and information 

São Marcos da Serra lost 169 souls during the last 10 years.  The total amount of residents counted in the Censos 2011 was 1366 (1535 in 2001).
For the total Algarve region there was an increase of residents of 13,9% to 450.484.  The parish of Alcoutim lost the most inhabitants, namely 23,2%.
The council of Silves as a whole now has 37.087 residents.

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new practitioner of veterinary medicine

Posted by Marianne on Monday, June 20, 2011, In : news and information 

New in the area of São Marcos da Serra is a young and motivated Médica Veterinaria (veterinary surgeon).
So if you have small animals that need treatment or vaccination, just give Carla Guerreiro a call and she will come to your house for a consultation.
Her telephone number is:  963169711


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