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Things to do in Lagos

The thriving harbour town of Lagos in the western Algarve has been steadily growing in popularity in recent years with visitors drawn to the beautiful and varied beaches along with the largely unspoilt charm of the town itself. It would be fair to say that Lagos does have something for everyone, and more so than any other town in the Algarve.

Beyond the natural wonders that make up the Lagos coastline, the old town is particularly attractive. Most visitors can happily spend half a day or more exploring the narrow cobbled streets and squares replete with historic buildings before wondering down to the old harbour and marina. 

But Lagos' attractions go beyond its rich maritime history; this is a lively town with a buzzing nightlife, great restaurants and lots going on. It is also a great for families who will find plenty of things to do in Lagos for all ages.

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  • Autódromo Internacional do Algarve

    The last time Portugal hosted the Grand Prix was in 1996.  Since then $250 million has been spent putting the infrastructure in place to bring Formula 1 back to Portugal.  The Autodromo, just outside Portimão...

  • Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceição - Portimao

    The Roman Catholic church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição (Our Lady of Conception) is Portimão's main parish church and still plays an active role in the heart of the local community.

    The original...

  • Museu de Portimao

    Portimao’s award-winning museum opened in 2008 and is a good place to come to learn more of what life would have been like for those who lived in the locality throughout the ages.  The site was once a fish canning factory, and the main focus is...

  • Forte de Santa Catarina

    The fort of Santa Catarina was built in 17th century on the site of a 15th century defensive structure and chapel dedicated to Saint Catherine of Alexandria. It was one of the various forts built around this time to protect the...




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One of the most popular tourist destinations on the Algarve and certainly one of my favourites, Lagos is a bustling town full of activity, nightlife and modern attractions. However, it is also a town full of history and the monuments...

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