Show & Events
Why not come a week after that, there will be a great International show at The Lagoon Restaurant on 25th and 26th of May. After that show you have the rest of the evening and night to further celebrate... that really will feel like your 21th, Happy BirthdayRelated to:
- Theater Travel
A Cidade de Areia (The sand City) Fiesa 2006
A magicalworld of gods and myths awaits you at FIESA 2006.
An enchanted atmosphere,a journey in time to the myths of ancient Greeks and Egyptians, the gods of mighty romeand the drama of the last supper.
Admire the sculptures in every powerful detail.
The biggestsand city in the world.
on until the 20th september 2006.Related to:
- Family Travel
Igreja de Sao Sebastiao
This church is located in the northern part of the old town and was built on the site of the Chapel of Our Lady of Conception, built in 1325. In 1463, Bishop João de Mello sponsored the construction of a church which was, in 1490, enlarged by order of D. Joao II and dedicated to St Sebastian. The original main altarpiece (from around 1570-80) contains four panels which are believed to have been painted by Alvaro Dias, one of the most important Algarve painters from the 16th century. The church was badly damaged during the 1755 earthquake and again by another earthquake in 1969. The bell tower dates from 1828.Related to:
- Historical Travel
- Religious Travel
The city walls that still surround the older part of Lagos give a real feeling of history as you follow them around the town. Opposite the fort on the water front (Fortaleza da Ponta da Bandeira) are the twin watchtowers either side of St. Gonçalo's gate. The walls date from the 16th century and have bulwarks at intervals that allowed the use of artillery. The best way to see them is to walk around the outside - there are landscaped gardens and paths to enjoy while you walk.Related to:
- Historical Travel
Sao Gonçalo's Gate
Located near Fortaleza da Ponta da Bandeira and the town's beach, this entrance is flanked by two barbican towers, in keeping with Islamic fortresses. This was the main access to the quay of the late medieval town in the 15th and 16th centuries. It's named after a saint (1368-1422) who has a small shrine in the passageway.Related to:
- Historical Travel
Lagos' old town centre has a network of small streets - some of which have been pedestrianised which makes walking around a lot easier, safer and nicer to go and explore. There's also some nice squares to go and sit in the shade at.
Lagos sits at the mouth of the Bensafrim River which gives it access to a marina and fishing/commercial ports. At the very mouth of the river sits the Fortaleza da Ponta da Bandeira - a small square fort built at the end of the 17th century to defend the town from attack by enemy boats entering the bay, so protecting the wealth and property of its citizens. You can walk down the entire length of the river in Lagos thanks to a nice riverside promenade. The river is named after a village located in the hills about 8km (5 miles) north-east of Lagos.
Located facing the fishing port, this building was built in 1924 to originally house just the towns fruit and veg market but was also devoted to selling fish in the last 1950's. The wonderful selection of freshly caught seafood is housed on the ground floor while fruit, vegetables, freshly baked bread, and an open-air terrace with restaurant can be found upstairs.
walking the coast line
I find praia de luz the niciest beach near lagos,there are nice walking between burgau and luz, from salema to burgau is longer(around 2,5 h) and wilder, also possibility of walking from luz to porto de mos,(up and douwn), from porto de mos to lagos there are some dangerous passages,much better walk the first 100 meters bij the road and then the first right,
Take the little tourist train.
like many other tourist towns, Lagos has a little tourist train running and i think it´s quite good to do a trip with it if you only have a day in Lagos as it passes most of the interesting spots in Lagos and also stops at the Ponte da Piedade.
It´s a good alternative if you don´t want to take one of the many boat trips.Related to:
- Road Trip
The old city walls.
Lagos still has a fairly large part of the old city walls left intact.
They really add the the nice vibe of the town and you should make sure to pass by them and have a look at them while you are strolling along the river in Lagos.Related to:
- Historical Travel
Meia praia is the long wide beach that stretches east from Lagos.
This is very much the beach of the young crowd, especially the part of it that is close to town.
There you have party party beach bars, beach vollay and a hip hippie crowd hanging out.Related to:
Near Lagos you can find a spectacular coastline. You hardly can see it from landside. On the quai of Lagos Harbour you get picked up by boats to show you the beauty of the coast. Most tours are held in Portuguese, Spanish, English and German by the driver.
On the tour you'll see the west beaches, the impressive golden rock arches and the caves.
Cape St Vincent
Believed to be the End of the World, until the discovery and European colonization of the Americas, this is where the cliffs of the most South-westerly point of Europe jut into the Atlantic Ocean.
From the Phoenicians rounding the cape to head north for the tin islands, to Sir Francis Drake, heading east to Cadiz, to modern-day yachtsmen, tankers and freighters, this was and still is an important navigational reference point.
Perched above the edge of the rolling waves is a lighthouse, whose beam can be seen up to 32 miles away at sea. This landmark is set within the remaining buildings of the 17th Century Franciscan Convent. Originally a hermitage founded in the 13th Century A.D., the convent was established in the 15th Century.Related to:
Fortaleza de Sagres
The Fortress of Sagres,
What a view, from the outside just looks like a large fort? but inside its like the tardis.
I was amazed just how big it was inside? this is one of those places that is not what it seems inside.
A national monument and Natural Park .
you can expect to spend at least 2hrs here if you walk around the whole site.
But to my surprise I came across the suicide fisherman, fishing off the steep cliffs.
You got to have nerves of steel to fish like they do.
There were a few people we came across having picnics there too and explained that they spend all day there just watching the world go by.
There is an exhibition center and a 16th century Church inside, The Church of Nossa Senhora.
and the scenery is simple and unspoilt.Related to:
- National/State Park
- Family Travel
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