The 5,500 square meters large southern part of the once proud colonial empire is Algarve, bathing all year in the sun. From the hilltops, moor forts look down on to the surroundings.
In the old towns, narrow roads lead up to the magnificent Manuel-style temples. The buildings are ornamented by Azulejos, moor painted tiles. The monuments and statues summon adventurers and explorers Magellan and Vasco De Gama.
The country is full of fishing villages, palm trees, vine arbors, olive tree orchards and orange gardens. The Praia da Rocha and the other sandy beaches are surrounded by large cliffs, stone arches and lagoons. On the hill of Monchique, we travel among pine trees and para oaks.
From the lighthouse of the Cape Saint Vincent, we can only see the endless Atlantic Ocean, which the medieval man thought to be the end of the world.
- Armação de Pêra
- Praia da Rocha
- Vila Real de Santo António