7170 Redondo, Portugal
Ruas Floridas paper festivalAlthough the name of this biennial festival translates as Flowered Streets, the creative paper decorations cover all manner of subjects.
The 2013 festival, which runs from August 3rd to 11th, features Smurfs, football, patterned Portuguese pavements and fashion as well as cultural highlights from Portugal and around the world.
I wasn't expecting it to be as good as it was and instead of spending 2 hours wandering around, I was there for 6 hours and still hadn't seen everything.
If you go in the daytime, the streets will be relatively quiet, which is good for taking photos and taking your times to admire details. At night, there's more of a party atmosphere with music, beer and live entertainment.