Algarve Journals

Snapshots of the eastern Algarve

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A travel journal to Algarve by Praskipark

Faro Cathedral Photo, Faro, Portugal More Photos
Quote: Attractions and restaurants visited on my last trip to the eastern Algarve

Restaurante Ria Formosa

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Restaurant | "Perfect for rice and fish dishes "

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Rio Formosa is situated on Av. 5 de Outubro in Olhão, the main strip overlooking the waterfront. The restaurant is large and welcoming with a friendly patron who is very helpful and likes to talk about the food served in his restaurant. He will advise on portion sizes and tell you about the house specials which change daily.The atmosphere in the restaurant is more café like and very relaxed. We visited in the early evening, the restaurant was quiet when we arrived but it soon filled up with Portuguese families and groups of friends who seemed pleased to see each other and were looking forward to their dining experience.Décor is pleasant enough, more functional than artistic, or...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 10, 2013

Restaurante Ria Formosa
Avenida 5 De Outubro 15-16
Olhão, Portugal
289 702 504

Adega Nova

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Restaurant | "Cheap and Cheerful Adega Near to the Station"

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The Adega Nova is a restaurant I found recently on a trip with my mother and her friend. It is located very close to Faro Railway Station, about a couple of minutes’ walk away. We had caught a train from Lagos which is a bit of a slow journey and decided that before we headed off to look at the town we would have a bite to eat first.From the outside the Adega looks bright and cheerful and very inviting. Inside the restaurant has the appearance of an old tavern with lots of jugs and artifacts hanging from the ceiling, old oak barrels and lots of old wine bottles. The restaurant has two floors, the top floor looking a lot more rustic than the bottom floor. There is a wooden balustrade edging...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on August 10, 2012

Adega Nova
Rua Francisco Barreto 24
Faro, Algarve
351 289 813433

Le Marquis Restaurant

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Restaurant | "Worth paying a bit more"

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I think it’s always a great idea to get out and about in the Algarve especially in the evenings, to leave the town of Faro behind and drive out into the hills. About two kilometres from Santa Bárbara de Nexe there is a very sophisticated restaurant, popular with many tourists called Le Marquis. The location is stunning if a little difficult to find. The road leading to the restaurant is long and winding.Firstly, the building itself is worth a mention; a delightful farmhouse that is part of a convent and chapel complex. We always choose to sit outside on the patio which is shaded with trees and shrubs. The garden furniture is very good quality and comfortable with cushions and umbrellas to ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on January 2, 2013

Le Marquis Restaurant
Monte da Palhagueira
Faro, Algarve
916076540

Faro Cathedral

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Attraction | "Home to Faro's resident storks"

Faro Cathedral Photo, Faro, Portugal
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Faro Cathedral is a strange building from the outside but then it isn’t surprising as it has been rebuilt so many times. The first construction went up at the end of the 13th century and then two centuries later two Gothic chapels were added which changed the overall appearance drastically. The tower next to the front of the church received a brand new floor at the same time. When English troops stormed the town in 1596, looting and setting fire to everything, they only left the front door, the tower and the two chapels and the rest of the building was destroyed. Consequently it had to be rebuilt yet again. The next time the building took a battering it was from earthly elements in the form of the Gre...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on May 24, 2013

Faro Cathedral

Faro, Portugal

Ponte Romana

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Attraction | "Roman Bridge built by the Moors"

Ponte Romana Photo, Tavira, Portugal
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Tavira in the eastern Algarve is one of the prettiest towns in this region; there is something definitely romantic about the town and its famous Roman Bridge. Ponte Romana was named not because it was built by the Romans although some people think and say it is, it was actually built by the Moors, but because it interconnected the Roman road from Castro Marim, to Tavira. Some locals call it the Old Bridge probably because it has been around a long time although changed its appearance over the years. The last time the bridge had a makeover was in 1989, this was a time when Portugal had heavy rain and believe me when it rains in the Algarve it never stops. Sometimes it starts in October and doesn’t dry...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on May 16, 2013

Ponte Romana

Tavira 8800-349