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 ...
Pêra: FIESA - Festival Internacional de Escultura em Areia
International Sand Sculpture Festival in Pêra, Algarve
FIESA is the largest sand sculpture exhibition ever built, held annually since 2003 in Pêra, Algarve, attracting thousands of visitors every year. The sand is hand-...
Ponte Internacional do Guardiana
Motorway bridge over the Guadiana river near Castro Marim, the border of the Algarve with Andalusia in Spain
Castro Marim can be accessed from the A22 motorway (exit 18) and the national road EN122, leading from Vila Real de Santo António in a northerly direction. The mot...
Portimão: Porto de Pesca
Fishing port of Portimão: located on the eastern shore of the Arade river near Ferragudo
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 ...
Quarteira: Porto de Pesca
Fishing port of Quarteira: the nearby market hall is one of the best spots to buy fresh fish and seafood
Querença: Igreja Matriz
Nice parish church (Igreja Matriz de Nossa Senhora da Assunção) in the centre of the little village Querença in the water rich hilly hinterland of Loulé
The little church is situated on hilltop of the hamlet of Querença in the Serra da Caldeirão north of Loulé. It has been built between 1520 and 153...
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. ...