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Mini guide to Tavira


Tavira is the most attractive town in the flat-landscaped eastern Algarve, and is known locally as the 'Venice of the Algarve'. In contrast to other Algarve towns, you'll find that Portuguese holiday makers are in the majority here.

The streets are lined with 18th century houses topped by pyramidal Roman-tiled roofs, and one of the main pastimes is strolling round the town. Climb the stepped street off rua da Liberdade, and explore the battlement walls of a castle once known to the Moors. From here, you'll have the best view of the town's church spires, including those of the Igreja da Misericórdia church, with its beautifully carved high altar.

Tavira is cut off from the sea by an elongated spit of sand. On this sandbar, which is only accessible by motorboat, are two beaches: the Praia de Tavira and the Praia de Fuzeta. However, the beach at the nearby village of Santa Luzia is more desirable.

The liveliest action centres around the fruit and vegetable market on the river Esplanade. For delicious regional fare, try Restaurante Imperial just off the main square, where fresh shellfish dishes are regularly served along with other traditional Portuguese dishes.

If you have a car, visit Monte Gordo, right on the Spanish border. It's a tranquil town literally built on its child-friendly beach. The warmer than average sea makes it a popular destination year round. To the west of Tavira, the village of Olhao has a delightful setting in the Ria da Formosa Nature Park. For some serious nightlife, visit the bustling resort of Albufeira farther to the west.

Tavira is easily accessed from Lisbon on the N2 highway and is a stone's throw from the N125. Three trains a day go from Lisbon's Barreiro station, connecting with the Algarve line, and there is a station in the centre of Tavira. There is a frequent bus connection with Faro throughout the day, and Faro International Airport is about 25kms to the east.


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