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  • 1. Slave Market

    One of the darker periods in Lagos’ history is the time when in the 15th century the town sported a market at which slaves, imported from North Africa, were sold on a market. The first African slaves...

  • 2. Dolphins

    Take a trip on the Dolphin Safaris RIB (Rigid Inflatable Boat), which leaves from the Lagos Harbour, when we went it cost about 35 euros each but well worth it,The trip last approx 45mins,Taking in...

  • 3. Grottos

    If this is your first visit to Lagos, you simply must take a "grotto tour". Step into a small fishing boat, let your local fisherman be your guide, and witness from the water, the distinctive and...

  • 4. Fortaleza da Ponta da Bandeira

    3 out of 5 stars

    This is my favorite point in Algarve. After a long walk, or a short ride by car, you are at a beautiful natural point, 5 Km from town. Naturism is still possible in Pinheirinhos, one of its secluded...

  • 5. Castles

    Built in the 13Th century, the castle was seriously dammaged by Lisbon's eartquake. A recent reconstruction effort, rebuilt several hundred meters of walls, respecting their original doors and...

  • 6. Church of Santo António

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lagos' claim-to-fame, this churches plain façade with dissimilar bell towers, dating from 1715, contrasts sharply with the extravaganza of its beautiful and richly decorated interior, which is covered...

  • 7. Beaches

    Lagos is surrounded by some of the most beautiful beaches of Algarve. Dona Ana is one of them, at walking distance from town, but for a frequent use, you'd better find accommodation in nearby...

  • 8. Statues

    Built against a section of the city wall overlooking the square where you'll find the statue of Henry the Navigator, this house was built in 1728. It was refurbished in 1737, the date on the facade...

  • 9. Museums

    This museum surrounds the Church of Santo Antonio which you'll pass through on your way round. To say this museum is a little eccentric is an understatement. It has an amazing haphazardness about it...

  • 10. Santa Maria Church

    4 out of 5 stars

    This church is located overlooking the square where you'll find the statue of Henry the Navigator and the slave market. It's origins can be traced back to the 14th century but most of it dates from...

  • 11. Marina

    This is the place where all the rich tourists arrive by their yachts and boats. Around the marina you find a lot of open-air places to eat and drink and to have a few over the lively scene of the...

  • 13. 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...

  • 14. 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...

  • 15. 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...

  • 16. City Walls

    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...

  • 17. 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...

  • 18. Pedestrian streets

    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...

  • 19. Bensafrim River

    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...

  • 20. Municipal Market

    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...

  • 21. 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...

  • 22. 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...

  • 23. 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...

  • 24. Meia praia.

    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...

  • 25. Algarve Cliffs

    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...

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