Faro: Cathedral Sé
In the centre of the historical old town of Faro
Only the tower and doorway remain from the original church built on the site of a Roman temple in the 13th century, the rest was constructed between the 15th and 18th cen...
The historical old town of Faro
Faro is a place of great historical interest having been a settlement since prehistoric times. It became wealthy under Roman occupation due to fishing and the extraction ...
Ferragudo: Forte de São João de Arade
Fortress in Ferragudo on the estuary of the Arade river
Built sometime during the 17th century, this and the Santa Catarina de Ribamar Fortress, were the main line of defence for the Rio Arade’s estuary. ...
Ferragudo: Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceição
The parish church is situated on hilltop of the picturesque village on the estuary mouth of the Arade river opposite Portimão
The place is picturesquely situated opposite Portimão and Praia da Rocha on the eastern shore of the estuary of the river Arade. The former fishing village is crow...
Fonte da Benémola
Sources of the Ribeira de Menalva between Tôr and Qurença
Located in the Barrocal region of the Algarve between Querença and Tôr, the Fonte da Benémola is a protected area containing ecosystems of significant...
Ilha da Armona
Island of the Ria Formosa opposite Olhao
Ilha da Armona opposite Olhão is part of the island chain of the Ria Formosa that extends from Faro to Cacela Velha east of Tavira, protecting the unique lagoon sy...
Ilha da Barreta (Ilha Deserta)
Desert island on the Ria Formosa in front of Faro
Ilha da Barreta opposite Faro is part of the island chain of the Ria Formosa that extends from Faro to Cacela Velha east of Tavira, protecting the unique lagoon system ag...
Ilha da Culatra
Island of the Ria Formosa opposite Olhão
Ilha da Culatra opposite Olhão is part of the island chain of the Ria Formosa that extends from Faro to Cacela Velha east of Tavira, protecting the unique lagoon s...
Ilha das Cabanas
Island in the Ria Formosa opposite Tavira
Ilha das Cabanas opposite Tavira is the most eastern of the islands of the Ria Formosa that extends from Faro to Cacela Velha east of Tavira, protecting the unique lagoon...
Ilha de Faro (Peninsula de Ancao)
Westernmost link in the chain of islands of the Ria Formosa
The Ilha de Faro is the most western island of the Ria Formosa, protecting the lagoon system of this unique natural and cultural landscape against the rough Atlantic Ocea...