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O Pequeno Castelo

The region

Tavira, the most exquisite town on the south coast and one of the loveliest in Portugal is worth more then one visit. The medieval arcades, graceful cloisters and ancient walls of Tavira´s mansions, castle, churches and monasteries frame handsome piazzas. Coming across the seven arched roman bridge you may wonder how Tavira has kept its back firmly against the tide of modern development.

Fotos: Ponte Romana, Rio Gilão e Porta D.Manuel

If ever the lure of the ocean dulls you will find that the wooded hills of the serra behind Tavira with its picturesque little villages offer beautiful and unspoiled terrain for exploring and walking. Small restaurants invite to get to know the typical dishes of the region and its excellent wines.


Discover the Eastern Algarve with its all year round warm climate where temperatures even in winter never drop below 14 C and most days you will be able to go for long walks or to sunbathe on one of the long sandy beaches. In summer however the temperature may reach 28 - 30 C, in July and August even higher and you will enjoy the clean water of the Atlantic in Europe’s unique natural reserve, Ria Formosa.