Budens: Forte de São Luís de Almádena
Ruins of a fort built in the 17th. Century on the coast of the western Algarve near Budens
The fort has been erected in 1632 on the coast of the western Algarve near Budens to protect a tuna fishing site on the neighbouring beach of Boca do Rio against attacks ...
Cacela Velha: Fortaleza
Fortress and picturesque village on the Ria Formosa between Tavira and Vila Real d.S.A.
Cacela Velha is situated directly on the Ria Formosa lagoon between Tavira and Vila Real de Santo António. This picturesque little village is only a few miles from...
Caldas de Monchique: Hot springs
These thermal springs in the Serra de Monchique where even known by the Romans
The place Caldas de Monchique, located few kilometres south of Monchique, is known since the Roman Empire for its sulphuric thermal springs, coming to the surface with a ...
Castro Marim: Castle
Castelo de Castro Marim on the Guadiana river, the border to Spain
During the Moorish occupation a fortified structure existed, that became the core of the present castle. Due to the strategic position of the town on border with the k...
Castro Marim: Salt marshes (sapal)
The salt marsh (sapal) of Castro Marim at the estuary mouth of the Guadiana river
Natural reserve between land and sea, located on the estuary mouth of the Guadiana river. Situated by the mouth of the River Guadiana, the Sapal de Castro Marim and Vi...
Costa Vicentina: Torre de Aspa
The highest elevation in the Costa Vicentina near Vila do Bispo
With its 156m the Torre de Aspa is the highest elevation in the Costa Vicentina, the still almost untouched western coast of the Algarve. The way from the district cap...
The former Rococo Palace of the Viscount of Estói, now converted into a hotel (Pousada de Faro)
Estói is located bewteen Faro and São Bras de Alportel next to the motorway IP1 (Exit No.5). From the church in the center of this charming old village it...
Faro-Loulé: Algarve stadium
Built for the UEFA football championship in 2004
The Algarve Stadium, built for the UEFA football championship in 2004, is situated between Faro and Loulé. It is the venue of several national and internation s...
Faro: Cathedral Sé
In the centre of the historical old town of Faro
Only the tower and doorway remain from the original church built on the site of a Roman temple in the 13th century, the rest was constructed between the 15th and 18th cen...
The historical old town of Faro
Faro is a place of great historical interest having been a settlement since prehistoric times. It became wealthy under Roman occupation due to fishing and the extraction ...