It is a well known fact that the Algarve is a very appealing destination for both the Portuguese and foreigners. The traveller finds many reasons to go there ... and so many others to stay! Good beaches, good food, modernity based on a tradition that still lives today and of course, a festive atmosphere where every minute proves that life can really be a dream.
Destinations such as Albufeira, Lagos and Vilamoura will surprise every visitor for different reasons (or for various reasons): between summer pleasures, the most attractive sports activities, moments of relaxation and leisure and cultural offer, these cities bring much of what is best done in our country.
Albufeira, for example, being a beautiful city near Faro, will offer an appealing heritage, to which it combines the natural wonders. Lagos conquers by its beautiful beaches, by the diverse activities and also by the richness of its museums. In Vilamoura, you can find a luxurious universe where the day never ends and fun is an everyday thing.
Bohemian environments in the heart of Portuguese hospitality and the doors of the Atlantic Ocean: this is the promise made (and fulfilled) by these Algarve regions.
1. Cultural interest
Albufeira is many things but, most of all, it is irresistible: Albufeira is cultural heritage. Here you can visit such emblematic monuments as Porta de Santana, which dates back to medieval times; The ruins of Antiga; The Church of Sant'Ana; The Matriz Church and Sineira Tower or the Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Orada. In addition to these, there are also the museums, especially the Museum of Archeology, which will take you on a trip to the city's past. In Albufeira, the idea of staying at the Marina, where the cultural heritage is kissed by the resplendent water of the most beautiful landscape, is still fascinating.
But culture does not just await you in Albufeira. In Lagos you can visit the famous Slave Market, the Villa Romana, the Convent of Nossa Senhora do Carmo or the Fort of Nossa Senhora. To know more about the history of the region, you should also plan a visit to the Municipal Museum Dr. José Formosinho. If you prefer seeing something a little different to the stones where the past is printed, you can also visit the current zoo of the region and get to know the magnificent animals that occupy it.