Roman Archaeological Site, Praia da Luz, in Lagos

Roman Archaeological Site, Praia da Luz, in Lagos

The Roman archaeological site of Praia da Luz is an archaeological site located in the Parish of Luz, in the municipality of Lagos, in Portugal. The archaeological site consists of two buildings, one dressing room and the other a salting, both of Roman origin. The resort, oriented towards Northwest / Southeast, includes several divisions, such as […]

Walls of Faro

Walls of Faro

It is believed that the early wall of the village is prior to the Roman invasion of the Iberian peninsula. It was rebuilt in the ninth century, during the reign of Ben Bekr, prince of a small Muslim kingdom which became independent of the Emirate of Córdoba. During the Almohad period they were erected two […]

Kingdom of Algarve

Kingdom of Algarve

The Algarve (from the Arabic “al-Gharb al-Andalus,” al-Gharb, “the West”, the “al-Andalus”), was considered for centuries, and until the proclamation of the Portuguese Republic on 5 October 1910 as the second reign of the Portuguese crown – a separate right to the kingdom of Portugal, although in fact did not possess institutions, forums or own […]

The Algarve and The Great Earthquake 1755

The Algarve and The Great Earthquake 1755

Despite having been left posterity with the name of the Portuguese capital, the 1755 earthquake caused devastation equivalent if not superior in the Algarve, which also produces extensive damage in North Africa and, to a lesser extent in south-western Spain. The distribution of the damage in the Portuguese territory was exceptionally well documented at the […]

The Algarve and The Age of Discoveries

The Algarve and The Age of Discoveries

At the beginning of the XV century, the beginning of the Portuguese maritime expansion brought a new vigor to the Algarve and its people. Lagos and Sagres have remained forever linked to Prince Henry the Navigator and the Discoveries. Even today, in Ponta de Sagres, a giant finger of rock pointing to the Atlantic Ocean in […]

Algarve or Al-Gharb, The Greatest Influence of Arab Culture in Portugal

Algarve or Al-Gharb, The Greatest Influence of Arab Culture in Portugal

More than five centuries of Arab influence marked forever the destiny of the region, starting with its name: Al-Gharb, The West. This presence, which lasted century. VIII the century. XIII, today is evident in the names of villages, agriculture, architecture monuments, the lacework patterns of the terraces and chimneys or white lime that insists on […]

Paderne Village

Paderne Village

In Paderne village you can see the Islamic urbanism: space organized by streets and covered by a Drainage system leading the waste water to the outside of wall. Almohad dwellings arranged around a central courtyard, by which it was acceded to every room of the house. Post reconquista (Christian): chapel building N. Senhora da Assunção. With the reconquest, domestic […]

Querença Village, in Loulé

Querença Village, in Loulé

Querença is located on a hill that gives the name to the town, which can already be characterized by the transition between the Barrocal and Serra. The houses down the slope in all directions, standing atop the Church of Our Lady of the Assumption, also known by the Church. The village is known for its […]

São Sebastião Church and Chapel of Bones in Lagos

São Sebastião Church and Chapel of Bones in Lagos

The building features an altar with gold leaf, a body of three naves separated by arches with Doric columns, and side and side chapels, also decorated with gilt. Attached to the church is the Chapel of Bones, small size, the style joanino. The main entrances is a late Gothic portal and a lateral portal Renaissance […]

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