Eight Photos which will make you want to visit the Algarve
Are you tired of the daily grind? Thinking about a holiday? Wanting to be anywhere else instead of sitting in front of the computer? Escape if only for a short time with these spectacular photos of the Algarve.
Cemitério das Âncoras- On the island of Tavira a beach has become an Anchor Graveyard. More than 200 anchors from the time when fishing was the main industry of the area have been left to rust upon the white sands.
Igreja de São Lourenço- The St. Lawrence Church in Almancil is one of the best examples of Portuguese Baroque architecture. The interior of the church is covered in tiles, designed by Policarpode Oliveira Bernades they depict te life of St. Lawrence.
Eat Grilled Sardines on the Beach- The flavor of the Algarve is grilled sardines. This humble fish has found in the south of Portugal a corner in which it is worshipped in every house, restaurant and local festival. You have to give them a try, especially in Portimão!
Watch the Sunset from Cape St. Vincent- Every sunset a crowd gathers on Cape St. Vincent to watch the sun slowly sink into the Atlantic.
Silves Castle- On a hill overlooking the city of Silves this castle built between the 8th and 13th century is one of the best preserved Islamic fortifications in Portugal.
Castro Marim Salt- Where the Guadiana River and the Atlantic meet are the Castro Marim salt flats. This hand harvested sea salt is a characteristic flavour of the Algarve.
Wildflowers- During the spring the rolling hills and countryside of the Algarve are awash with colour when the wildflowers are in bloom.
Take a boat tour of the Grutas em Lagos- A typical tour around Lagos is to visit the grottos of Ponta da Piedade by boat or kayak. The best time to go on a tour is at low tide when you can easily access the grottos.
Do you need anymore reasons to come and explore the Algarve?