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Sights, Algarve

Benagil Caves

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.

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Cape St. Vincent

Cape St. Vincent is a coastal landform in the village of Vila do Bispo , and is the most south-westerly point of Portugal and of mainland Europe.

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Castle of Lagos

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.

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Castle of Loule

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.

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Cathedral of Faro

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.

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Church of São Lourenço

Built in the first half of the 18th century, the charming, whitewashed Church of São Lourenço provides the very best example of Algarve baroque decorative tile work.

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Mount Fóia

Mount Fóia is the highest mountain in the Algarve, being 902-metres long and is topped by several telecoms facilities – aerials, globes and the Radar Station N°1, of the Portuguese Air Force.

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Ponta da Piedade

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.

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Ria Formosa Lagoon

The Ria Formosa lagoon stretches along the Eastern Algarve coast, from Faro International Airport to the village of Cacela Velha – near Tavira, and has been classified as a Natural Park since 1987.

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Sagres Fortress

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.

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