Explore the western Algarve

Algarve, Portugal

Spend a day exploring the western Algarve, home to picturesque towns and pristine beaches dotted along the rugged coastline. Learn about the Algarve’s history in Lagos and Sagres, and admire some of the region’s most beautiful scenery.

Begin your exploration of the western Algarve in Silves, once a key location of the Moorish occupation of the region. Discover the medieval town and its castle before continuing on to Lagos, the former capital of the Algarve. This bustling city played an important part in the Portuguese colonial discoveries of the 15th century and still boasts a medieval center surrounded by city walls. The next stop is Sagres, where you’ll explore the centuries-old fortress, before heading to Cape St Vincent, the southwestern-most point of Europe known to the Romans as the ‘End of the World’. Your final stop will be the charming town of Aljezur, located in the South West Alentejo and Vicentine Coast Natural Park. Admire the unspoiled beaches and enjoy the breathtaking scenery in this authentic corner of Portugal.

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