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MUNICIPAL DE PORTIMAO by Wiseguy71 @flickr
Prasa Manuel Teixeira Gomes
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Praia da Rocha
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Hotel Tivoli Arade
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Fiat Gina - Portimao
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View of Portimao - Ferragudo - The Algarve
View of Portimao - Ferragudo - The Algarve by Glen Bowman @flickr
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Top sigths of Portugal

Interesting architectural landmarks and museums can also be found in Sintra, the main symbol of which is Palácio da Pena. The palace was built in 1939 on the ruins of a monastery and is well-known as the most romantic and elegant palace in Portugal. The palace was built in a way so it attached a remaining part of the monastery and a small chapel. The old part of the city is home to a very beautiful building - the Castelo dos Mouros (The Moors Castle), which was built 10 centuries ago. If one doesn't take into consideration massive protective walls, the building looks more like a castle from a fairy tale rather than an ancient fortress. The castle was empty for many years until it was restored in the 19th century. Nowadays, it's a very interesting open air museum. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Portimao

Attractions and active leisure

The beach is equipped by deck chairs and umbrellas against the sun, next to it there are several attractive restaurants and small market where it is always possible to buy fresh fruits. Also this beach has spacious pavement which can please the lovers of walking on foot. Followers of elite sport will appreciate the golf-center Penina Golf Course, except of excellent field it can suggest to its clients a lot of … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

The restaurant The Olive Tree will be good for family resting, it suggest the wide assortment of international dishes at attractive prices. At morning hours clients can get the excellent served breakfast, and in the evening guests can appreciate wealthy assortment of unique dishes and refined desserts. The restaurant of national cookery Por do sol is really unique establishment. Its main feature is opened kitchen: … Open

Traditions and mentality of Portimao

There are also culinary master-classes, where resting people can learn how to cook really unrepeatable cookery masterpieces with sardines. The main articles of markets are sardines too, but also it is possible to buy the fresh fish in number of food shops. It is amazing but this ordinary festival has unbelievable popularity for foreign guests; today Sardine Festival is one of the most interesting celebrations in … Open

Travel guide to Portimao

Those interested in the region's historical agricultural traditions are advised to visit the Parque da Mina theme park. The beautiful manor keeps an interesting collection of household items. The unique structure was built in the 18th century and belonged to a local noble family. The estate is surrounded by a huge park in which vegetables are grown and even farm animals are kept in the warm season. Here you will … Open

Advices for travellers

8. Foreign guests need to know that it is forbidden to smoke in majority of public establishments. Not all the restaurants have special halls for smoking people, so it is better to specify rules beforehand. 7. It is possible to buy tobacco production in special machines which are set up in majority of restaurants and shops. However you need ask employees of establishments to deploy the machine. 6. … Open

Cultural excursion through Portimao - things to see

They discovered floors of old Roman villa, it is amazing that it have managed to survive until the present time. Today everybody who wants to look at the skilled mosaic and walk along archeological districts can do this. Another important archeological object is located in Alcalar district. Here the curious travelers can see the tombs whose age is older than 5 thousand years. It is the small part of noted sights, … Open

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