Orte Ria Formosa
Aerial view to Cacela Velha and the peninsula of Cacela, forming the eastern end of the lagoon system of the Ria Formosa.
The fortress of the picturesque village is overlooking the lagoon of the Ria Formosa
Cabanas de Tavira
The former fishing village near Tavira has evolved to a popular holiday destination due to its privileged location in the natural park of the Ria Formosa.
Tavira, located on the estuary mouth of the Gilao river, is the architecturally most attractive town in the Eastern Algarve. The tourist development on both sides of Tavira along the coast of the Ria Formosa had no negative impact on the historic townscape. Many places of interest invite for a stroll along the river and around the castle overlooking the town.
Tavira: Roman bridge
Torre de Tavira: Panoramic View
View from the tower to northern direction towards the Gilao river and its bridges.
Sta Luzia: Water front
View from Pedras d'El Rei to eastern direction towards the village of Sta. Luzia on the Ria Formosa.
This is the place where the ferry boat to the Ilha da Armona and the beach Fuseta-Mar embark.
Olhão: Aerial view
Olhão: Bom Successo
Replica of a historic boat anchored in front of the promenade. In 1808 a revolt against the troops of Napoleon started in Olhao, resulting in the end of the French occupation of the entire Algarve. 17 men from Olhao embarked on the boat Bom Successo to Brazil to inform King Joao VI that the kingdom of Algarve was restored.
Olhão: Cerro de São Miguel
View from the Ria Formosa to Olhão and the Cerro São Miguel (410 m), the highest elevation in the Serra de Monte Figo.
Olhão: Market halls
The two modern market halls of Olhão are hosting one of the best markets in the Algarve with a great selection of fresh fish and seafood and other local produce.
The Sé Cathedral, located in the Largo da Sé, was originally built in the 13th/14th century after the Moorish period where a former mosque was placed. The main portal and square tower are witnesses of that time, the rest was constructed between the 15th and 18th centuries.
Since 2003 folklore groups from all over the world, invited by the Grupo Folclorico de Faro, come to Faro to demonstrate genuine folkloric art. Several hundres of artists, musicians, dancer and actors, are perfoming during 9 days on open air stages in Faro and the surrounding municipalities.
Faro: Largo da Sé
View from the belfry of the cathedral to the Largo da Sé, the central square in the historical quarter of Faro. It is surrounded by orange trees. At the right side you see the palace of the bishop, adjacent to the left is the episcopal seminar. In the background the marina and the Faro airport can be seen.