Lagoa

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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 […]

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 […]

Chimneys of Algarve, in Porches Village – Lagoa

Chimneys of Algarve, in Porches Village – Lagoa

In Porches Village are the most beautiful chimneys of the Algarve. Enchants us especially by its enigmatic features, constituting the hallmark of the Vila. This applies to the chimney so-called ex-libris of the village, built on the secular houses as a keep in miniature. In it, the mysteries involve questions in the reliefs, at the […]

Church Matriz de Estômbar, in Lagoa

Church Matriz de Estômbar, in Lagoa

Built in the mid-sixteenth century on the hilltop where spreads the village, it is the most representative examples of Manueline architecture to be found in the western Algarve. Built on an old hermitage dedicated to Santa Ana, presents confluence of different architectural styles, because of the extensive remodeling that was subject after the earthquake of […]

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