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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 […]

Convent of Nossa Senhora da Assumpção, Museum in Faro

Convent of Nossa Senhora da Assumpção, Museum in Faro

The Convento de Nossa Senhora da Assumpção is a “remarkable” building in Faro where currently operates the Municipal Museum of Faro (formerly Municipal Archaeological Museum and Infante D. Henrique) and that includes various collections of paintings, sculpture, archeology and archaeological remains Roman and medieval. Located in the “old town” (Vila-Adentro), was built in 1519 in the […]

Don Rodrigo Candies, Traditional in Algarve

Don Rodrigo Candies, Traditional in Algarve

The Don Rodrigo candies are traditional sweets in the Algarve. They are made from eggs and sugar, like most of the rest of the convent sweets. In revenues also include up almonds, ubiquitous in the Algarve sweets. In terms of presentation, Don Rodrigo are usually wrapped in colorful metallic paper, in the form of rough […]

Maçapão, Sweet of Arab Origin

Maçapão, Sweet of Arab Origin

Marzipan (the marzapane Italian), marzipan or maçapão is a sweet of Arab origin, prepared from a paste made of ground almonds, sugar and egg whites that can be shaped. Essences can also be added. Known in the West from about the eighth century, the marzipan is usually served with the form of pellets or figurines, […]

Guadiana River

Guadiana River

The Guadiana or Odiana river is a river of the Iberian Peninsula which rises to an altitude of about 1700m, the lagoons of Ruidera, in the Spanish province of Ciudad Real, in the Ojos del Guadiana reborn and flows into the Atlantic Ocean (more precisely in the Gulf of Cadiz) between the Portuguese town of […]

Ria Formosa Natural Park, Preserve Natural Habitats of Wildlife

Ria Formosa Natural Park, Preserve Natural Habitats of Wildlife

The Ria Formosa lagoon, located in the Algarve, in southern Portugal, is a system of barrier islands that communicates with the sea through six inlets. Five of these inlets are natural and have mobility characteristics. The sixth is an artificial inlet that was opened with the purpose of allowing easier access to the port of Faro. Presently the main inlet […]

Ponte Velha, Old Bridge in Silves

Ponte Velha, Old Bridge in Silves

The Silves Bridge is a bridge over the Arade river in the city of Silves in the Algarve region of Portugal. Although its origin is controversial bridge as it currently exists was built in the fifteenth century. It is possible that Silves have a bridge in Roman times, given the fact that the town was […]

São João do Arade Fortress, in Ferragudo

São João do Arade Fortress, in Ferragudo

In dominant position over the village and the mouth of the Arade river, its elevation separates two beaches: the Praia da Angrinha and Praia Grande. Worked with the Fort of Santa Catarina, which was opposite him in Portimão, in the defense of the river estuary. The primitive fortification of the place dates back to a […]

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