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Full-Day Algarve Tour by Convertible Cabrio from Portimão
"Make the most of your Algarve stay by renting a convertible Cabrio and enjoying a scenic drive. Your full-day tour starts in Praia da Rocha (Portimão) lasts approximately 6-7 hours tour and includes lunch in a typical restaurant in the hills. You will drive your own car as you follow your guide who will lead the tour in their own vehicle. Your guide will be happy to stop for pictures at any place.Begin the tour by visiting Algarve natural parks river springs and mountains where you can enjoy a wonderful view of the coast. Your tour can include other activities like bathing in the sea snorkeling or a picnic in a quiet bay. See Monchique garden largely covered in eucalyptus trees cork oaks and pine trees. Its highest peak Foia at 3
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Half-Day Algarve Convertible or Scooter Tour from Portimão
"Start your tour from the meeting point in Alvor and spend the day exploring the Algarve. See clear turquoise waters interspersed by rocky outcrops at Praia da Marinha. Then head to the historic town of Lagos Praia da Dona Ana the charming cliffs at Ponta da Piedade and back to the small fishing village of Alvor which faces a natural lagoon opening onto the sea a perfect hot spot for kite-surfing. You can include other activities like swimming in the sea and snorkeling. Go from long
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Full-Day Algarve Tour by Convertible Cabrio from Portimão
"Make the most of your Algarve stay by renting a convertible Cabrio and enjoying a scenic drive. Your full-day tour starts in Praia da Rocha (Portimão) lasts approximately 6-7 hours tour and includes lunch in a typical restaurant in the hills. You will drive your own car as you follow your guide who will lead the tour in their own vehicle. Your guide will be happy to stop for pictures at any place.Begin the tour by visiting Algarve natural parks river springs and mountains where you can enjoy a wonderful view of the coast. Your tour can include other activities like bathing in the sea snorkeling or a picnic in a quiet bay. See Monchique garden largely covered in eucalyptus trees cork oaks and pine trees. Its highest peak Foia at 3
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Slave Market - Mercado de Escravos Tips (9)

Not quite what it seems.

It is simply not true that this structure is 'Europe's first slave market', although that fact is often firmly stated.The Romans were importing slaves from Africa (and elsewhere) and selling them on...
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leics
Sep 17, 2016

Mercado de Escravos: the slave market

Lagos holds the dubious claim to fame of being home to Europe’s first slave market. It was built in 1444 and here slaves captured in Africa were brought to be sold and dispersed across the continent....
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toonsarah
Jul 09, 2016

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...
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Willettsworld
Dec 16, 2010

The first slave market in Europe.

When Portugal started to explore the coast of Africa they first imported a few africans as they wanted tö educate them as translators and then take them back to further explorations of the african...
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cachaseiro
Sep 07, 2010

Old Slave Market

In one corner of The Praca da Republica, under the arches of the old customs house is what was Europes first Slave Market. (mercado de escravos). The market opened in 1444 and it is said that within a...
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Balam
Nov 08, 2007

Slave Market - Coat of arms

This coat with the Portuguese royal arms is on the façade of the first slave market in Portugal. Although we had the first slave market in Europe we were also one of the first to abolish slavery in...
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NunoF
Jan 01, 2004

Slave Market

This building located on Rua da Senhora da Graça was the first slave market in Europe. The first slaves were brought to Portugal from the Sahara in 1441 by Henry's explorer Nuno Tristão.
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NunoF
Jan 01, 2004

The first slave market in Europe was in Lagos

It was from Lagos that Prince Henry the Navigator, sponsored missions of exploration along the West Coast of Africa. This resulted in the opening of the sea route from Europe to India and the...
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dlytle
Nov 20, 2003

Slave Market

Slave House was the first market built in Europe (in the year 1444). The entrance fee was very cheap and inside there were artifacts and information regarding that inhumane traffic.
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Sep 16, 2014
 
 
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"Lagos Algarve"
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"My favorite town in Algarve."
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Things to Do Near Lagos

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Igreja de Santa Maria - Church

The first church on this site, on the western edge of what is now Praca Infante Dom Enrique, was built in 1498. It was dedicated to 'misericordia' (mercy) and was expanded during the 1500s and...
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Igreja de Santo Antonio - Church

One of two sightseeing highlights in Lagos for me was this, the church of St Anthony, apart from one niggle which I will come to. As far as I could tell the church is no longer used for worship and...
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Grottos

The coastline near Lagos is among the most interesting and scenic on the Algarve. Here the orange/brown limestone has been eroded into intriguing stacks, arches and grottos, with pretty little coves...
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Forte da Ponta da Bandeira - Fort

The Forte da Ponta da Bandeira (also known as Forte do Pau da Bandeira, Forte de Nossa Senhora da Penha de França and Forte do Registo) guards the entrance to the river Bensafrim. It was built in the...
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Igreja Sant’Ana - Church

The Igreja Sant'Ana is a church build in the 18th century. It is still in use for services. The interior is well decorated; at the chancel is a great altar piece of art made by Francisco Xavier...
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Museu de Arte Sacra

The Museu de Arte Sacra (Religious Art Museum) is housed in the former Igreja São Sebastião church, that was built in the in the middle of the 18th century. Opening hours: Summer: Daily: 10:30AM -...
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