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Serra de Monchique, Mountain Range

Serra de Monchique, Mountain Range

The Serra de Monchique is a mountain range of the western Algarve, whose highest point – Foia, with 902 m above sea level – is the highest in the Algarve and two most prominent points of Portugal (739 m). Due to it being close to the sea has a humid subtropical climate, with average annual […]

Lapa Tower, Torre da Lapa, in Ferragudo – Lagoa

Lapa Tower, Torre da Lapa, in Ferragudo – Lagoa

Possibly built in the century. XVII in stone masonry and mortar, Lapa Tower or Torre da Marinha, as it is known, is a circular structure, about five meters in diameter base. This site may be seen a good extension of the ocean and the mouth of the Rio Arade, where it was necessary to remove […]

N. Sra. da Rocha Fortress, in Porches

N. Sra. da Rocha Fortress, in Porches

In exceptional beauty promontory it stood a fortress, currently only identifiable by some traces. Existing in 1592, the fortress was provided in the seventeenth century, the bastion walls of polygonal, and cistern, supported by gap, that there are still traces, and drawbridge. The location in a dominant headland on the coast such as the N. […]

Lighthouse of Ponta do Altar, in Lagoa

Lighthouse of Ponta do Altar, in Lagoa

With cliffs forming huge caves and plants adapted to constant winds and a special protection area for birds, all this was worth a visit to this site. The lighthouse of Ponta do Altar was built in 1893. Location: Ferragudo Height: 10 m Altitude: 32 m 37º06’20.98”N / 08º31’10.60”W

Alfanzina Lighthouse, in Lagoa

Alfanzina Lighthouse, in Lagoa

Fishermen call it headlamp Carvoeiro, but this is called officially by Alfanzina Lighthouse. Built on the cliff that gave it its name – Alfanzina tip. This lighthouse was put into operation on 1 December 1920, maintaining today a strategic importance as an orientation point for those seeking shelter from Windward ports (Lagos and Portimão), or […]

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