Benagil is a small fishing village on the southern coast of the Algarve, and is particularly well known for its incredible sea cave – a large, dome-shaped cave with a high ceiling, with sunlight pouring through openings in the rock.
The Castle of Lagos, also known as the Castelo dos Governadores was built in Roman times and was renovated and enlarged during the 16th century, providing the town with its main defence against intruders.
The Castle of Loule is Moorish in origin, and dates right back to the 8th century, even being rebuilt in 1249. Today, there is not much of the actual castle left except for three towers and their connecting walls.
The Cathedral of Faro is a Roman Catholic cathedral, located in the heart of the city’s small Old Town, Cidade Velha. The cathedral was originally built over the remains of a Roman temple and then a Moorish mosque.
Ponta da Piedade, also known as Mercy Point is a group of golden-yellow, rock formations lying three kilometres to the south of Lagos and can be accessed by road, by foot along a cliff-top path, or by boat.
The Sagres Fortress is situated at the southern tip of the Sagres headland, and is unusual in the fact that it is consists of a single large wall dividing the mainland from the headland, with the other three sides protected by very tall cliffs.