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Things to do in Portimão

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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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  • Church of the Divino Salvador de Alvor

    Igreja do Divino Salvador, Matriz de Alvor (Church of the Divine Saviour) dates back to the 16th century, as does its best feature, the Manueline styled doorway.

    This whitewashed Algarvian church was largely rebuilt in the 18th century in...

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  • Slide and Splash waterpark

    Slide & Splash is one of the Algarve's biggest and best water parks featuring a selection of water flumes, chutes, pools and aquatic fun that should appeal to all ages. Established in 1986 the park has grown to fill its sizeable site with fun...

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  • Silves Archaeological Museum

    Silves's small Archaeological Museum contains an astonishingly well-preserved Moorish well, together with archaeological findings dating right back to prehistoric times.

    Opened in 1990, the Municipal Museum of Archeology of Silves is built...

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  • Silves Cathedral

    Silves' Cathedral (Sé Catedral de Silves) was built in the 13th century on the site of the Moorish Grand Mosque, just beneath the castle.  Although much of the building was destroyed by the...

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  • Silves Castle

    Situated overlooking the town below Silves Castle is considered the best preserved of the Moorish castle in Portugal

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  • Lagos Fortress - Forte da Ponta da Bandeira

    The small fort of Ponta da Bandeira, also known as the Fort of Our Lady of Penha de Franca (or just Lagos fortress) stands on Lagos's waterfront, where the Bensafrim River enters the sea and overlooking...

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  • Porta de Sao Goncalo Lagos Fort and City Walls

    Today most visitors to Lagos come for the stunning beaches and vibrant nightlife.  But this place has seen a small amount of bloodshed over the centuries.  The Phoenicians, Romans, Visigoths and Moors all made their...

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Located towards the western end of the Algarve, Portimão is one of the largest towns on this coast with a population approaching 40,000. As a tourist destination in its own right the town doesn't really...

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