São Brás de Alportel has already revealed the second phase of the Monument to Alleluia

The third and final element will be revealed at Easter next year

The second phase of the monument to the Alleluia Procession was inaugurated this Friday, May 17th, thus revealing another element of the three-piece set.

During the ceremony, Vitor Guerreiro, mayor of São Brás de Alportel, highlighted that the Alleluia Procession is much more than its tourist attraction aspect because it is in the DNA of São Brasenses.

«Above all, a tribute to the São Brasense people», he highlighted.

Invited to the inauguration was also Frederico Tatá Regala, director of the Culture Unit of the CCDR of the Algarve, who considered the way in which the tradition of the Festa da Aleluia passes from generation to generation absolutely remarkable.

A festival that, in his words, “deserves much broader recognition at national level” for the way in which it differs from other processions.



"Since inauguration of the first element of the monument, on January 21st of this year, that this is a new point of tourist attraction in the municipality that seeks to value local culture and intangible heritage, at the same time as a tribute to the Hallelujah Procession, a major moment in the São Brasense community that is celebrated annually on Easter Sunday and which brings together all its children, scattered around the world and attracts thousands of visitors», emphasizes the municipality.

The two artistic elements already on display were produced in bronze and illustrate, in life size, the figure of two São Brasense men (father and son), participating in the Alleluia Procession.

The third element, which will be made known at Easter 2025, represents the grandson.

In the words of Marlene Guerreiro, São Brás is «a land with memory» and this monument was erected with the conviction that preserving culture means «taking care of our roots and taking care of our future».

The three artistic elements were designed by Manuel Belchior and Teresa Paulino.