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    by solopes Updated May 3, 2015

    Built in 1518, this is a modest church, where the most remarkable detail is its location, dominating the wide beach.

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    by solopes Updated May 3, 2015

    A former Moorish castle suffered several destructions and reconstructions, until 1770, when, after Lisbon's earthquake, it was rebuilt with the actual look.

    Considered one of the most important monuments in Algarve, it can only be seen from outside because its is used by the customs brigade of GNR.

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    by solopes Updated Dec 28, 2013

    The tiny village of Cacela Velha is the best preserved example of the old Algarve. Narrow streets, small white houses, wonderful location and sights, it is mandatory for a visit that will not take much time.

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Cacela Restaurants

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    by berenices Written Dec 20, 2010

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    Discovered this nice restaurant just off the path that we were following along the Ria Formosa marshes, which ended on the edge of the "new" village of Cacela (the Cacela Velha or old Cacela is where the fort is). Set in a new building with a modern design both outside and inside, the restaurant serves a wide variety of seafood dishes and meat. We had pumpkin soup, and for the main course, chose to have a typical Portuguese fare in this area, which is white beans with razor clams (quite a big serving, we couldn't manage to finish it) which went with rice, and roasted partridge with chestnuts which went with fries. The dishes were done just right. The restaurant has a very good wine collection, and the red we chose (from Alentejo) was excellent. Service was good and efficient, and price was very reasonable. Including starters of bread and olives, and coffee afterwards, we only paid a little over 30 euros.

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Cacela Warnings and Dangers

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    by solopes Updated May 3, 2015

    Ria Formosa ends near Cacela, and it is a wildlife's paradise. It is easy to visit, but, without a boat you must be careful with distances or you risk to get lost in the maze of sand stripes and islands.

    By the fortress there's a plan that may help you to decide where to go and how.

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