The administrative district of Faro, which is essentially the same as the region of the Algarve.
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Town which is the administrative centre of the area (Concelho) of Albufeira. Sites about the town or any place, business, person or organisation within it.
Town which is the administrative centre of the area (Concelho) of Aljezur in the western Algarve. Sites about this town or any place, business, person or organisation in it.
Town in the area (Concelho) of Loulé in the Central Algarve. Sites about the town or any place, business, person or organisation in it.
Village in the western Algarve.
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The first settlements in this area date back to approximately 5000 BC, possibly situated on the hill where the castle now stands. During this time Castro Marim was closer to the sea and most likely an island. For thousands of years it was a port for the ships sailing up the Guadiana River to the metal mines to the north. Phoenicians and Romans where present here, and a Roman road connected this area with Lisbon, running in parallel to the Guadiana River and passing Alcoutim, Mértola and Beja. During the Moorish occupation a fortified structure existed, that became the core of the present castle. Due to the strategic position of the town on border with the kingdom of Castile , Castro Marim became the headquarters of the Order of Christ after the Christian reconquest. When the order later was transferred to Tomar a long period of decreasing importance and declining population began. The period of stagnation due to the cut off from the sea and its economic basis, fishing, salt production and boat building only ended recently by the new dynamics of the last decades.
Village north of Faro.
The capital of the district of Faro and the area (Concelho) of Faro. Sites about the town or any place, business, person or organisation in it.
Lagoa is a city and municipality in Portugal with a total area of 88.3 km² and a total population of 22,658 inhabitants. The city itself has a population of 4,806. The municipality is composed of 6 parishes, and is located in the District of Faro.
Town which is the administrative centre of the area (Concelho) of Lagos in the south-western Algarve. Sites about the town or any place, business, person or organisation in it.
Loulé is a city and a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 764.2 km² and a total population of 62,295 inhabitants. The city proper has a population of 12,103. The municipality is composed of 11 parishes, and is located in the District of Faro.
Images and maps of the Algarve. Sites in this category should present maps or images online.
Town which is the administrative centre of the area (Concelho) of Monchique in the western Algarve. Sites about the town or any place, business, person or organisation in it.
Coastal town east of Faro in the southern-central Algarve.
Seaside village in the area (Colcelho) of Albufeira. Sites about the village or any place, business, person or organisation in it.
Golf and leisure resort in the western Algarve.
Town which is the administrative centre of the area (Concelho) of Portimão. Sites about the town or any place, business, person or organisation within it.
Seaside resort in the Lagos area in the western Algarve. Sites about the resort or any place, business, person or organisation in it.
Seaside resort in the area (concelho) of Lagoa. Sites related to this resort or any place, business, accommodation, person or organisation within it.
Village of Sta. Catarina da Fonte do Bispo in the administrative area of Tavira in the eastern Algarve. Sites about the village of any place, person, activity or business within it.
São Brás de Alportel is a municipality in Portugal with a total area of 153.4 km² and a total population of 11,205 inhabitants. The municipality is composed of 1 parish, and is located in the District of Faro.
Town in the western Algarve.
Town which is the administrative centre of the area (Concelho) of Tavira in the eastern Algarve. Sites about the town or any place, business, person or organisation in it.
Car and vehicle hire services and booking agents for those services available in the Algarve.
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Beach resort within the area (concelho) of Loulé. Sites about the resort or any place, business, person, activity or organisation in it.
Tourist development in Quarteira in the administrative area (Concelho) of Loulé. Sites about the resort or any place, business, person, activity or organisation in it.
The concelho of Vila do Bispo is home to the most south-westerly community of mainland Europe. Going along the coast from Burgau in the east, at Salema you meet the beginning of the protected coastal zone which continues almost to Lisbon. During the years of exploration many important voyages began from Sagres and headed west around Cape St Vincent. Further north you reach the administrative centre of Vila do Bispo. Towns: Burgau, Salema, Vale de Boi, Budens, Raposeira, Vila do Bispo, Sagres, Barão de São Miguel, Barão de São João, Carrapateira.
Vila Real de Santo António is a municipality in Algarve, Portugal. The area of the municipality is 57,53 km² and the population was 17, 956 inhabitants (2001). The town is located next to the Guadiana river and before the building of the Guadiana International Bridge used to be the easiest way to access Portugal from Andalusia (by car via ferry).