Tavira Portugal is a charming quiet fisherman’s village, East of Faro, with a traditional beauty, conserved by the historical center and typical houses and streets, however, Tavira does preserve important imposing monuments, such as the Castle or the beautiful Roman bridge.
The river Gilão that runs through Tavira has beautiful fishing boats, and the proximity to the Ria Formosa makes of Tavira Portugal a place blessed by nature, with amazing beaches, islands and sights.
There’s not much left of this 13th century castle of Tavira, aside from a few wall sections and some stairs but it is still lovely to wander through for its gorgeous green garden and views over the city.
There’s a stack of them in Tavira Portugal, dating as far back as the 13th century including the Gothic Santa Maria do Castelo and the Santiago, which is located in the old part of the town.
Tavira Portugal has a quaint Roman bridge that connects the town on either side of the river and is constructed with 7 arches.
Just outside Tavira Portugal, is Quatro do Aguas, where you can take the little ferry to the Island of Tavira, with the most gorgeous long, white stretched beach. In high season the ferry boat goes every few minutes. The Island has a camp site, numerous bars and restaurants.
Activities and Events Tavira
The clear blue Atlantic Ocean makes the Algarve an ideal place for swimming, water sports, boat tours and sailing trips. The beautiful landscape of the interior Algarve invites you to undertake other activities in and around Tavira Portugal such as:
Every May there is a sea gastronomy Festival, over 15 Restaurants offering the most delicious dishes like Octopus, Tuna-fish and various shellfish dishes.
Every 3rd Saturday there is a large market in Rua Vale Caranguejo
Bars and Restaurants Tavira
Tavira Portugal has many restaurants, needless to say, you need to eat fish, as Tavira is located at the Atlantic Ocean and is a lively fisherman’s Town. A long the river you find a few bars and restaurants, with nice views over the river and the Roman bridge. A stroll through the village and you can choose of many nice traditional Portuguese restaurants. In the center is a square surrounded by bars.
The surroundings of Tavira Portugal also have a lot to offer such as the Fuzeta, and nature park Ria de Formosa. Only a little drive you cross the river Guardiana to Spain. The first place called Ayamonte, which is worth a visit. If you want to experience another side of the Algarve, you can make excellent day trips into the beautiful and unspoiled interior of Tavira Portugal. Things to see and to do in the surroundings of Tavira Portugal:
- Santa Catharina – a picturesque village in the mountains
- Faro – capital of the Algarve
- Olhao – nice fisherman’s town with largest fish market of the Algarve
- Walking – enjoy some unspoilt nature
- Jeep and Dolphin Safaris
- Golf – there are a few nice golf courses in the area of Tavira Portugal
- Sailing – explore the Algarve from the Atlantic Ocean
- Aguashow – entertainment park near Vilamoura
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