Serra de Monchique: Fóia
The highest elevation in the Algarve and in southern Portugal
Fóia (902 m) is the highest elevation not only in the Serra de Monchique, but also in the whole of southern Portugal. The Serra’s mighty hills are visible fr...
The imposing Moorish castle of Silves used to be the cultural centre of the Algarve
Built by the Almoravid Arabs in the 11th century, the imposing and admirable Silves Castle is today a popular place for leisure and recreation, although it still serves a...
Sra. da Rocha: Chapel
A picturesque little chapel on clifftop west of Armação de Pêra
The chapel Nossa Senhora da Rocha is located in one of the nicest parts of the so called "Rocky Algarve", framed by the beaches Praia da Nossa Sra. da Rocha and...
Tavira: Camera Obscura
The Camera Obscura, installed in the renovated tower of Tavira
The old water tower was built in 1931 on the height of Santa Maria near the Moorish castle to supply water to the entire city of Tavira. It is now hosting the first and o...
Tavira: Convento do Graça
Former Monastery Convento da Graça, now converted into a hotel (Pousada de Tavira)
In the Convento da Graça, a former 16th Century Convent carefully restored and offering superb accommodation This was once the Convent of the Cloistered Augusti...
Tavira: Igreja da Misericórdia
The church is one of the finest samples of the renaissance architecture in the Algarve
The church, erected in the mid of the 16th Century by André Pilarte from Tavira, who was also engaged in the construction of the famous Monastery of Hieronymus in ...
Tavira: Museu da Antiga Armação de Pesca do Atum
Museum of the traditional tuna fishing method in Tavira
The hotel Vila Galé Albacora is the result of the restoration of the former tuna fishing camp Arraial Ferreira Neto, where the “people of the sea” link...
Vila do Bispo: Montes dos Amantes
Neolithical menhirs (5.000 B.P.) in the surroundings of Vila do Bispo
Footprints of early human beings can be found at various places in the Algarve. One of the best documented examples is the menhir garden "Montes dos Amantes" ne...
Vilamoura: Cerro da Vila
Escavations of a Roman settlement near the lagoon of the Ribeira de Quarteira
The archaeological station of Cerro de Vila is situated at the northern corner of the marina of Vilamoura on site no more than 10 metres above sea level. Although the are...