Loule is a city and a
municipality in Faro District in Portugal.
The population in 2011 was 70,622,
in an area of 763.67 km².
The municipality contains two cities: Loulé and
A highlight of the summer months in Loulé is
Noite Branca, the Festival of White Night held
to celebrate the end of summer. Locals and
tourists, all wearing white, converge on the
town, where a dazzling display of music, dance
and pageantry awaits. Young people wander the
streets, dressed in white as princes and
princesses, demons and winged fantasy figures,
while live bands play in the background.
Loulé is well known for the sandy beaches, such
as Quarteira. Inland, Loulé shows a rich
geology, paleontology, and wildlife.