Tourist attractions for dummies in the Algarve
In the Algarve there is a rich natural, historical and cultural diversity distributed throughout all the small towns occupying the region. Our suggestions thus comprise different places dotted around the Algarve where you can appreciate and enjoy this wealth. Take a look and see if something inspires you.
Located a few kilometres uphill from the charming town of Monchique and offering spectacular views of the Algarve from the peak, named Foia, are the Monchique Mountains. It is famous for its spa water and the hot mineral springs that have eased rheumatic pain for centuries. Monchique is also renowned for its handicrafts and distilling a strong alcohol called medronho made from the fruit of the arbutus tree. Visitors will be able to enjoy spectacular views during their climb to the summit.
They comprise some of the most important Roman Ruins discovered in the Algarve and a classified national monument. The remains of a manor house, farm buildings, baths, a temple, two mausoleums and a 22 column peristyle can be found there, amongst others. Visitors will also be able to admire embellishments in the form of marbles and mosaics on the buildings. A great day out and only a few kilometres away from Faro.
This town, located in west Algarve and former Moorish capital of the region, is home to a lovely medieval castle, 13th century Gothic Cathedral and the Chapel of Joao do Rego (15th century), as well as a local museum, the Cross of Portugal standing at 6m tall and the English Factory, a former cork factory converted into a complex of restaurants, etc. Visitors can also go for nice stroll along the Arade Reservoir or hire a boat and explore the lake.
It comprises the capital of the Algarve and can boast historical buildings and fascinating architecture in its historical district, Acro de Vila. Faro Cathedral and the nearby Convento de Nossa Senhora da Assuncao also deserve a visit, there are great shopping opportunities just like any good capital in Faro, and visitors can enjoy a boat ride from the bustling port to the famous Ria Formosa Natural Park.
Comprising a beautiful resort located on the Algarve coast. Vilamoura boasts beautiful beaches, 7 luxury golf courses and a large choice of boat trips and water sports on its bustling marina. Visitors may also want to pay a visit to its fascinating Archaeological Museum sitting on a 3rd century Roman settlement, the big Wednesday market and one of the two big waterparks located there.
Anna – Marketing Team