Olhos de Água Travel Guide

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Olhos de Água Things to Do

  • NOSSA SENHORA DO CARMO CHURCH

    It has a small bone chapel made from 1.250 monks' skeletal remains!An inscription over the doorway translates to: "Stop here and think of the fate that will befall you". Creepy isn't?An inscription over the doorway translates to: "Stop here and think of the fate that will befall you". Creepy isn't?

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  • NOSSA SENHORA DO CARMO CHURCH

    This church - well I think it's this one :-) - is the most lavishly adorned of Faro churches and it is also the spookiest.

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  • AZULEJOS IN F A R O

    These highly decorative tiles can be found on many buildings such as churches like on this pictures the blue and white tiles...

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  • AZULEJOS IN F A R O

    This most typical of Portuguese art forms continues right up to the present day, and is widely represented from the north to the south.

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  • AZULEJOS IN F A R O

    Typically portuguese tiles are blue and white but multicolored are also used widely. The art of the Azulejos runs throughout the history of Portugal, and can be traced back to the Moors in the Middle Ages.

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  • AZULEJOS IN F A R O

    In the previous VT format I used one Azulejos pattern to create the background on this page (not possible to view it anymore!!). I hope you can figure it out how nicely it came out on my page from the picture. It's a bit moorish-style isn't?

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  • AZULEJOS IN F A R O

    When in Portugal I like to stroll around and admire *azulejos* that are found everywhere: on floors, inside churches, coveríng house walls like these emerald ones here on the picture...

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  • PIRI PIRI

    There are dozens of s pecialty piri piri restaurants lining the road from Portimao to Monchique and on up to the top of the mountain at Foia.You can feast your eyes with incredible views while enjoying a HOT piri piri banquet of chicken, chip, salad and wine.

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  • MOUNTAINS & PIRI PIRI

    Piri piri is a spicy condiment first brought to Portugal from Africa. It comes in a variety of forms - paste, oil and powder, and is hugely popular with residents and tourists alike. It is used in the ultimate Algarvean chicken piri piri dish. It is a must for every visitor. Don't go home without having tried it. All restaurants serve piri piri...

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Olhos de Água Local Customs

  • TASTE LOCAL DELICACIES

    Generally eating out is not only a pleasurable experience but also inexpensive. Portuguese food is fresh and wholesome. There are many regional specialities that are derived from local traditions and ingredients. For example some of the dishes to try out:Caldo Verde: potato soup with sausage and shredded cabbageSardinha Assada: sardines grilled...

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  • CHECK LOCAL MARKETS

    Everywhere in the Algarve you will find good value restaurants. I really don't remember any names but the following dishes I tasted and found excellent!Algarve is particularly famous for its fresh fish and seafood - check out local markets.

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Olhos de Água Off The Beaten Path

  • DRIVE ALONG THE COAST

    While driving along the cost, you can stop and enjoy *beachLife...again*. There are many seclude beaches along the costline if you like privacy. Complimenting the natural beauty of the beaches the coast of Algarve has numerous spectacular rock formations, that divide the beaches, creating quaint private secret paradises. Many of the beaches are...

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  • CAPE ST. VINCENT

    THE END OF THE WORLD!Breathtaking is the only way to describe the views from the cliffs at Cape St. Vincent.

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  • CAPE ST VINCENT

    In ancient times known as the *End of the World* because everything beyond this rocky monument was the unknown. Cape St. Vincent towers 300 feet above pounding surf.Home to Henry the Navigator for 40 years the fortress in which he lived still stands. It is here he is claimed to have founded his famous school of navigation where Cristopher Columbus...

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Olhos de Água Favorites

  • ...OR DISCOVERIES

    And if you get enough of jumping in waves or lying on the beach, you can explore the wonders of sealife: try find mussels or wash an octopussy with sand (?)!!

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  • BEACH LIFE IT IS...

    This is me jumping in the ocean waves at Olhos de Agua Beach. This is real fun - no swims only jumps!Here are names of some other beaches nearby:* QUARTEIRA * PRAIA DA MARINHA* CARVOEIRO * PRAIA GRANDE This long wide beach can be found opposite Portimao harbor. The southern end is more scenic.* PRAIA DA ROCHA One of the Algarve's most famous...

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  • OLHOS DE AGUA

    All villages in Algarve are more or less resorts like this small *fisherman's resort* where I stayed. Small, quiet, no lager louts, no discos, but plenty of places to eat within walking distance of all accommodation. A lovely town beach and the bigger Falesia beach is just next door.

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