Visited this Angus Steakhous restaurant on Valentines Day and had the todays special including a four meal course and a bottle of sparkling wine. I myself had the grilled swordfish so I can't say anything about the steaks which obvisously is the speciality if this restaurant. Personell (the Dutch owner?) was very social and talkative and we had a pleasent evening. Well worth a try if you want to stay with the steak and skip the starters and desert.
Dom Henrique (Prince Henry) was born on March 4, 1319 in Porto and conquered the city of Ceuta (North Africa) in 1414. He also was the first who set foot on the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo.
In 1434 he sent two ships, lead by captain Gil Eanes to find a sea passage to the Orient was Cape Bojador.
He developed certain kind of fast caravel and was the first who brought goods from Orient and Africa to Lagos as well as slaves from Africa.
Because of that he got the name "Prince Henry the Navigator"
"Not just another fishing village"
Situated near Portugal’s southwest corner, Lagos (population 15,000) is not just another sleepy fishing village overrun by sunburned tourists. Its history is a mixture of pride and shame.
The tiny kingdom of Portugal became one of the world’s largest empires in the 15th century, thanks in part to its skilled sailors. From Lagos and other ports along the Atlantic coast, ships set out for explorations of Morocco and East Africa. Soon after Columbus discovered the Americas, Portugal’s exploration of South America led to the colonization of Brasil.
"Europe's first slave market"
The dark side of this glorious time in their history was the slave trade. The slave market in Lagos was the first of its kind in Europe. Slaves from western Africa were brought to Lagos, displayed on a stage and then auctioned off to the highest bidder. The building where this took place is now an art gallery.
Another macabre sight is the chapel of bones at the Church of St. Sebastion. The church is a short walk uphill from the center of town. Unfortunately, the church is not very visitor friendly. The gates are usually closed and when you do find someone to open them up, you have to practically beg for them to show you the chapel. It is located outside, on the west side of the church. I stopped by there twice and waited about 30 minutes before a woman let me in. When I explained that I wanted to see the chapel of bones, she refused. After a little sweet talk, she begrudgingly led me to it.
"Many great spots to swim, suntan"
Lagos has a large public beach and several smaller beaches along its rocky coast. Some of the best spots can only be reached by boat.