Lagos with its approx. A nice little town that has to offer also the relics of his slavish and maritime history in addition to its many large and small beaches is 22,000 inhabitants. Lagos has succeeded as a port city in the western Algarve, to build a giant hotels and thereby maintain their Mediterranean lightness. In the historic core within the city walls, you walk through the pedestrianised streets and enjoys the flair of the city in the numerous Cafés and restaurant.
On the promenade, you can book a boat or a canoe tour through the caves of the Felsalgarve or boat watching dolphins. On the promenade, you can translate the MEIA Praia with a mini passenger ferry on the entry and exit of the Marina to the kilometre-long sandy beach.
|The walled city of Lagos is the longest, surviving fortress architecture of this type, in the Algarve. Wraps the entire historic centre and a walk through the city you encounter everywhere either city gates, towers, or the city wall itself. Probably Roman or Phoenician origin, it was by the Moors from the 8. Century expanded to the fortress. After the Christian Reconquest of the Algarve in the 13th century. Century city wall was then systematically expanded and got its present appearance. The many towers and also the Governor’s Palace, which was built on the foundations of the Moorish castle date from this period. Unfortunately, the Governor’s Palace in the town hospital is integrated and can be seen only from the outside. Only the corresponding city gate (Porta de São Gonçalo) is freely accessible and leads in the winding streets of the old town.|
The beautiful old town invites with its many small alleys and the old city wall to a leisurely stroll. Here, the city exudes the most charm.
In the streets of the old town of Lagos, you will find various objects of art and modern wall paintings.
Since 2004, the restored old Marktthalle for fish, meat, fruit and vegetables is again in operation.
The promenade leads the entire old town along the Marina exit. On the promenade you will find many small stalls, boat tour operators and small snacks. The driving out of the boats is a beautiful sight. With a mini passenger ferry to translate over the entry and exit of the Marina to the kilometre-long sandy beach of MEIA Praia.
Folding bridge, you reach via a short path in the Marina.
Marina and bridge over the entry and exit of the Marina Lagos
|Ponta da Piedade: Google maps |
Lagos Lighthouse stands on the cliffs of Lagos. On the cliffs, you can go for a walk and increase since 2004 also to water down.
Praia Dona Ana. Google maps |