Located in the southernmost part of Portugal, Algarve has become the hottest holiday destination in Europe, with over 10 million tourists visiting it each year. Its gorgeous coastline, warm sea temperatures and dry climate make it perfect for those who love the sun and the sea and want to have the perfect holiday. The reason why Algarve is so popular is because there is something for everyone. From golf courses and luxurious coastal resorts to some of the best tourist amenities, this destination has everything. In fact, even the villas in Algarve Portugal have been built to offer tourists everything a person could possibly hope for in order to have the perfect holiday. If you have decided to make this your next holiday destination, here are a few attractions you should not miss:

Faro

Faro is the capital city of Algarve region and a must-see on every visitor’s list. However, the Old Town is the part of this city that visitors should visit the most. This part of the city is surrounded by the old defensive walls, as the city of Fro lies on an old Roman colony. Even though the city suffered severe damages in a great 18th century earthquake, visitors still have a lot of things to see. The cathedral is definitely an important landmark as well as the countless artisan shops that surround it and offer tourists the chance to buy beautiful handmade souvenirs.

 

Alcoutim

This is a part of Algarve that not too many tourists visit, but this makes it a great place to go if you want to escape the big crowds. The road there is beautiful as well and you will be greeted by a quiet and peaceful little town that once used to be a highly strategic port that was first controlled by the Greeks and later by the Romans and Arabs. It is actually the place where King Fernando I of Portugal and Enrique II of Castle signed a peace treaty in 1371. One of the main attractions of this small village is its 14th century castle that can be visited. Once you get into the castle take a moment to admire the gorgeous views of the surrounding area.

 

Tavira

Tavira is considered one of the prettiest towns in Algarve because of its special architectural style. The hipped roofs define this city as well as the large number of churches, 21 to be more precise, all of them with a gorgeous architecture. Furthermore, the 17th century bridge built on Roman foundations is also a must-see in this city, so take an entire day to walk around the streets of this city and you will not be disappointed. If you decide to say longer than a day in this city, you can even take a sightseeing cruise along Ria Formosa, a breathtaking waterway that is part of a local natural park. Tavira will delight you at every step and will make your stay in the Algarve amazing and completely worth it.

 

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