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  • Lagos beach.
    Lagos beach.
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  • Lagos beach.
    Lagos beach.
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  • In the shade
    In the shade
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    There is a nice little beach right in the center.

    by cachaseiro Updated Sep 7, 2010

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    Lagos beach.
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    Favorite thing: In Lagos you also have a very nice little beach right by the center of town where you can walk down in a couple of minutes and it´s a fine little place with nice sand and a nice vibe and a nice place to go if you can live without the party at Meia Praia.

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    Blue Skies

    by kevin36 Updated Feb 23, 2007

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    Favorite thing: The warm weather, it was very hot at times but generally it was about 35 degrees when we were there.I will always remember the constant blue skies every day ,we only had two days that were slightly cloudy,and of course that nice Atlantic breeze.
    oh how I wish I was there now.

    Fondest memory: The people ,were very good to us and patient.
    Considering we speak no Portuguese at all apart from the odd phrase. they just know you are English and before you get a chance to speak,they are speaking English to you.
    Nothing was too much trouble and they were never rushed, such a relaxing time to be had by all ,in Lagos.
    If you are looking for a place with good restaurants good weather, laid back beaches then this is for you.

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    Buying a home in Lagos

    by midnight_mike Written Jun 2, 2006

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    Favorite thing: For anyone looking to buy or rent a vacation home, Lagos has several agencies and services catering to its large ex-pat community. When I was there, asking prices did not seem that outrageous compared to other parts of Western Europe.

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    Visit Lagos at X-mas!

    by Walopkov Updated Oct 27, 2005

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    Favorite thing: At Christmas Lagos has a very special atmosphere. The temperature is at daytime often very pleasent (over 20 cels), also due to the warm sea and the lots of hours of sun.
    At nighttime on the boulevard (Avenida de Descrombrimentos) palmtrees will lighten up, thanks to the many mini-bulbs. Very special X-mas trees! After 12 o clock at 31 of december spectalulair fireworks will appear just at the opposite site of the Avenida.
    Don't miss it! You won't forget this....

    Fondest memory: Away from Lagos, I will miss the relaxed atmosphere, the perfect climate (most hours of sun and cleanest air of Europe), the kind people, the clean beaches (white sands surrounded by the most spectaculair rock-formations), the small-scale lay-out of the town, wiht finishethings made with a great eye of details (parks, roundabouts, etc).
    This makes I will have to go back at least three times a year (and never miss X-mas time...).

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    Free Internet

    by salseracubana Updated Feb 28, 2005

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    Favorite thing: Free Internet at Espaco Internet

    Go to top of Infante Sagres.

    Continue uphill on street that goes slightly left.

    Pass one corner, continue on left uphill, on your right side

    mon. to thurs. open 2 to 8 pm
    sat. only 10 to noon
    fri. morning and afternoon

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    Meia Praia

    by Leipzig Updated Aug 3, 2004

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    Favorite thing: Meia Praia means "Half Beach". It is located about three kilometers northeast of Lagos and is perhaps the reason why most tourists come to Lagos. However, it is not over-crowded by tourists. You have enough space to sunbath or to build a sand castle.

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    Sandy Beaches

    by TinKan Updated May 3, 2004
    Sandy beaches

    Favorite thing: Along the coast you will find many beautiful beaches filled with white sand and gentle waves. Many of the beaches here on the southern coast of Portugal are clean and empty with the exception of places like Pria de Roca and some of the better known resort towns.

    We like Lagos as there are fewer people there.

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    Marina

    by acilina Updated Jun 14, 2003

    Favorite thing: LAGOS I
    «Un jour a Lagos ouverte sur la mer comme l’autre Lagos»
    Senghor

    Em Lagos
    Virada para o mar como a outra Lagos
    Muitas vezes penso em Leopoldo Sedar Senghor:
    A precisa limpidez de Lagos onde a limpeza
    É uma arte poética e uma forma de honestidade
    Acorda em mim a nostalgia de um projecto
    Racional limpo e poético

    Os ditadores – é sabido – não olham para os mapas
    Suas excursões desmesuradas fundam-se em confusões
    O seu ditado vai deixando jovens corpos mortos pelos caminhos
    Jovens corpos mortos ao longo das extensões

    Na precisa claridade de Lagos é-me mais difícil
    Aceitar o confuso o disforme a ocultação

    Na nitidez de Lagos onde o visível
    Tem o recorte simples e claro de um projecto
    O meu amor da geometria e do concreto
    Rejeita o balofo oco da degradação

    Na luz de Lagos matinal e aberta
    Na praça quadrada tão concisa e grega
    Na brancura da cal tâo veemente e directa
    O meu país se invoca e se projecta.

    Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen
    Caminho da Manhã
    Arte Poética I

    Fondest memory: LAGOS II
    I
    Lagos onde reenventei o mundo num verão ido
    Lagos onde encontrei
    Uma nova forma do visível sem memória
    Clara como a cal concreta como a cal
    Lagos onde aprendi a viver rente
    Ao instante mais nítido e recente

    Lagos que digo como passado agora
    Como verão ido absurdamente ausente
    Quase estranho a mim e nunca tido

    II
    Foi um país que eu encontrei de frente
    Desde sempre esperado e prometido
    O puro dom de ter nascido
    E o sol reinava em Lagos transparente

    III
    Lagos lição de lucidez e liso
    Onde estar vivo se torna mais completo
    - Como pode meu ser ser distraído
    De sua luz de prumo e de projecto?

    IV
    Ou poderemos Abril ter perdido
    O dia inicial inteiro e limpo
    Que habitou nosso tempo mais concreto?

    Será que vamos paralelamente
    Relembrar e chorar como um verão ido
    O país linear e transparente

    E sua luz de prumo e de projecto

    Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen
    Caminho da Manhã
    Arte Poética I

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    Lagos Walls

    by acilina Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: This is one door in the city walls. Inside is the old historical town, outside is the modern Lagos and the large amount of beaches around the city.

    Fondest memory: Built under kings Manuel I and João III (16th century) on former building sites, these walls surrounded the whole city. Apart from the section overlooking the sea, there are still other pieces, with defense bastions, on the inside area of the city. On one wall is the famous Manuelino-style window from where king D. Sebastião is said to have attended an open-air celebration of Mass before leaving for Alcácer-Quibir.

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    S. Antonio church

    by acilina Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: Another street. The church you see is S. António, The inside of the chappel is all in golden carven wood, but the others rooms are now fonctioning as a museum, where you can see many signs of the ancient inhabitants of this region.

    Fondest memory: Built before 1707 and rebuilt in 1769, after being greatly damage by the 1755 earthquake, this church was listed as a national monument in 1924. Well worth visiting for the remarkable 18th-century blue and white glazed tiles, as well for the lovely Baroque giltwood that frames 8 paintings, supposedly by Rasquinho, an artist from Loulé. The dome boast a magnificent painting featuring, in the centre, a Portuguese coat of arms from the 18th century.

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    Fountain in the est entrance

    by acilina Written Feb 25, 2003

    Favorite thing: As you enter Lagos on N125 from the west, the first thing that impresses you is the clean modern whitewashed houses' with their orange tiled roofs. You proceed over the hill and on your right is a breathtaking harbor with breakwaters, pleasure boats and blue waters. You go down the hill and the town appears on your left and the activity of the harbor area increases.

    If you enter Lagos from the est you will see this fountain where the water does this curious shape of a boat.

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  • Sit back and relax

    by Davlie Written Sep 21, 2005

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    Waterside
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    Favorite thing: If you do go to Lagos remember to have at least one day where you sit back, possible have a cocktail, and relax. It is a fantastic place and the locals are very easy-going.

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    Enjoying the sweet sun of the morning

    by acilina Written Feb 25, 2003

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    Favorite thing: There are some shops all long the marina and several cafés, where is very pleasant to seat reading the newspaper, eating some almond cake of the region and enjoying the sweet sun of the morning.

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