Parque Natural do Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina
The natural reserve of the Costa Vicentina - the western coast of the Algarve
The Algarvian western coast between Cabo de São Vicente near Sagres and Odexeice, bordering to the Alentejo. The so-called "Costa Vicentina", the west...
Peninsula de Cacela
Eastern peninsula of the Ria Formosa opposite Cacela Velha
Peninsula de Cacela is the most eastern link in the chain of islands and peninsulas of the Ria Formosa that extends from Quinta do Lago west of Faro to Cacela Velha east ...
Porto de Pesca de Olhão
Fishing harbour of Olhão
When the canned fish was superseded by the deep frozen fisfh end of the last Century, the harbour lost its importance as centre of the canning industry n the Algarve. ...
Porto de Pesca de Portimão
Fishing port of Portimão: located on the eastern shore of the Arade river near Ferragudo
Porto de Pesca de Quarteira
Fishing port of Quarteira: the nearby market hall is one of the best spots to buy fresh fish and seafood
Porto de Pesca de Sagres
Fishing harbour situated in a sheltered bay of Sagres
The fishing harbour in Sagres is supposed to be one of the best places in the world to buy fresh fish and seafood. The fish auction taking place in the afternoon attracts...
Praça Marquês de Pombal
The square in the centre of Vila Real de Santo António is named after the minister Marques de Pombal
The Praça Marquês de Pombal is the central square in the city, named after the Prime Minister who ordered the rebuilding of the city after the devastating ea...
Praia da Rocha: Fortress Santa Catarina
The fortress is situated on the estuary of the Arade river cliff-top of Praia da Rocha
Fortress at Praia da Rocha, overlooking the new marina on the estuary mouth of the Rio Arade. From here you enjoy great views to the beach of Praia da Rocha, the river, t...
Praia do Barril: Cemitério das âncoras
The Anchor Cemetery is a monument in remembrance of the period of tuna fishing in the Algarve
The Anchor Cemetery is a monument on the island of Tavira (Ilha da Tavira), as a testament to the former tuna fishing period in the Algarve. The anchors had been used in ...
Raposeira: Ermitage Guadalupe
The chapel Nossa Senhora de Guadelupe with a museum about the Age of the Portuguese Discoveries
The chapel is one of the rare examples of medieval architecture, because it was one of the few building of this time that survived the catastrophic earth quake of 1755. ...