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    A Cidade de Areia (The sand City) Fiesa 2006

    by kevin36 Updated Jan 10, 2012

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    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.

    Fiesa 2006
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    Cape St Vincent

    by kevin36 Updated Oct 8, 2009

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    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.

    Cape St Vincent Lightouse Sagres Fort near Cape St Vincent Cape St Vincent Cliffs Cape St Vincent Cape St Vincent
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    Lovely Setting

    by kevin36 Updated Nov 28, 2008

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    Take a visit to "Luz" you wont be disappointed,it is a lovely setting with a very relaxed atmosphere,Plenty of things to see and do with a lovely beach,
    The cliffs in the background are famous for changing color as the sun sets.
    There are plenty of places to eat and relax and watch the world go by.
    If you take your Europe Tom Tom with you,all you need to put in is: Luz. I originally put in Praia da Luz and it didn't recognise it,however Luz was fine.
    Luz the Video
    If you are looking for a place to get married Luz is popular,links below.

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    Henry the Navigator

    by NunoF Written Jan 1, 2004

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    Although he didn't sail himself, Henrique (Henry) (1394-1460), the third son of King João I, laid the foundations for Portugal's maritime expantion that were latter built upon by King João II and consolidated by King Manuel I.
    As Master of the wealthy Order of Christ and Governor of the Algarve, Henry was able to finance expeditions along the African coast.
    By the time he died he had a monopoly on all trade south of Cape Bojador. The legend tells that he founded a great school of navigation either at Sagres (see also my page) or Lagos. %f

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    Visiting the old city streets and shops in Lagos

    by dlytle Written Nov 17, 2003

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    Access to the old town is easy through entrances in the wall. The main shopping and tourist area is closed to vehicles, so you can browse and take in the sights at your leisure. Once inside, you'll find a market and neat, well-supplied shops specializing in silver filigree, copper, leather, a good selection of wines, great breads and delicious pastries. There is also a wide variety of restaurants for all tastes. The great earthquake destroyed or damaged many of the historic buildings, but left unscathed one that you absolutely should not miss. It's one of Portugal's national treasures, the military chapel of Santo Antonio.

    Pedestrian shopping street in old Lagos
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  • Tapas in Lagos

    by samantha30 Written Feb 16, 2005

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    While in Lagos we run into this Tapas Bar and would recommend it as it is very good and romantic. We came back several times, be aware that sometimes you have to wait a little bit longer for the food.... but it is worth it!
    it was called something like " My Lemon "

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    Algarve Cliffs

    by Leipzig Updated Feb 24, 2010

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    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.

    Algarve Cliffs

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    driving through the algarve

    by deedeechi Written Nov 28, 2005

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    My best experience in the algarve, was hiring a motorini aka moped and drving through the algarve countryside to the nearby fishing villages. this was not only inexpensive, but we were able to really take in the scenery unlike you could trappped in a car or bus. (the zen and art of motorcycle maintanance...a book that explains this theory) we could stop when we pleased and well also able to manuveur through the tiny narrow streets unlike a car could. there are many little cities worth checking out near lagos that are only about an hour drive away and the highways are pretty much desolate. you'll have a great time if you decide to do this, i promise.

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    Bahia (AKA Church)

    by Rwafish Updated Mar 25, 2005

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    The Bahia beach bar, this is a magical place. Its THE place to be on Sunday afternoon, relax on the terrace or the beach in front of the bar watching the waves and the Volleyball game (taking part if thats your thing). GREAT food, an amazing atmoshere and the best bit, a live Funk band that are absolutely awesome. Fed up of the Ibiza 4/4 thud , thud , thud of european dance music, get your medicine here!

    Known affectionately as THE CHURCH, Hallelulljah!

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    Gil Eanes

    by NunoF Written Jan 1, 2004

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    Portuguese navigator, shield-bearer of Prince Henry, Gil Eanes was the first to sail beyond Cape Bojador, clearing the superstitious terror inspired by this promontory, thus giving birth to the era of the great Discoveries (1434).

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    Silves Castle

    by Westbrook Updated Apr 21, 2004

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    Took about 35 minutes to drive from Lagos to Silves. Approaching from the motorway isn't as dramatic as approaching from one of the back roads, you lose the "castle rising from forest" effect.

    Anyway, as castles go, this one's all right. It's got crenelated walls. Views aren't bad from the top. Best feature is probably the colour of the rock from which the whole thing was hewn.

    Walls, steps, crenelations, castle

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    Monchique Convent

    by Westbrook Updated Apr 21, 2004

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    The best things about Monchique are the drive there and the views.

    It's a dusty, rough-around-the-edges but cute little mountain town. Some of the narrow streets are flanked by charming and elegantly painted traditional cottages. Others are flanked by broken shells of traditional cottages.

    Anyway, we parked and we followed increasingly erratic signs to the Convent.

    Again, the best thing about this was the walk there and the views.

    As you walk through the woods you also get a close look at the workings of the cork industry, with lots of trees in various states of denudation.

    The convent itself is pretty drab.

    There are probably some great walks in these hills. I wish we'd had more time to explore them.

    Walk up to convent

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    Dom Henrique

    by Leipzig Written Aug 3, 2004

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    Dom Henrique (Prince Henry) was born on March 4, 1319 in Porto and conquered the city of Ceuta (North Africa) in 1414. He also was the first who set foot on the islands of Madeira and Porto Santo.
    In 1434 he sent two ships, lead by captain Gil Eanes to find a sea passage to the Orient was Cape Bojador.
    He developed certain kind of fast caravel and was the first who brought goods from Orient and Africa to Lagos as well as slaves from Africa.

    Because of that he got the name "Prince Henry the Navigator"

    statue of Dom Henrique

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    Lagos Museam

    by acilina Updated Jun 16, 2003

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    You must see the Lagos Museam.
    It is in the historic center of Lagos, next to the old church St. António. Even the church it's worth a visit, all in gold wood.
    In the museam, if you ask to see the old newspaper "Jornal de Lagos" of the day 15 April 1950, you may see in the last page the notice of my birth...

    Lagos Journal 15.04.1950
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  • Show & Events

    by susaninlagos Written May 11, 2012

    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 Birthday

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