Top 5 places to visit in the Lagos

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The privileged location in the south of Portugal and the many hours of sunshine make the Lagos one of the favourite tourist destinations.

Among the most beautiful seaside resorts and the magnificent beaches, this region does not fail to convince even the most demanding of tourists. So don’t wait more and book your cheap flights to Lagos NOW!!! But it’s not just the beaches that make the Lagos a destination of excellence!

Here are the top 5 places to visit in the Lagos:

  1. Ponta da Piedade

Located near the port city of Lagos, Ponta da Piedade is an exceptional natural site. The tip offers a breath-taking view over Cape St. Vincent, has extravagant cliffs, consisting of arches and grottos. To visit this wonder of nature it is better to talk to fishermen, gifts near the place.

Tip: The place is accessible both by land and by sea, however, for a full immersion, prefer fishing boats. Safety is basic, so be careful, especially if you have children.

  1. Cacela Velha

Located 11 km from Tavira, the picturesque village of Cacela Velha offers its visitors fantastic views of the sea and the islands of the RIA Formosa Natural Park.

In addition to the panoramic view of the RIA, you can also find in this village the beautiful mother church and the fort of Cacela Velha, built in the 17th century.

  1. Ria Formosa Natural Park

Nature reserve since 1978, it was in 1987 that it became a natural park. The RIA Formosa contains significant biodiversity and covers 60 km in length and over 18,000 ha in total. Stockholm is also a very beautiful place to visit and have to many beautiful spots so what are you waiting for? Book your cheap flights to Stockholm and also visit there! The wetland consists mainly of islands, marshes and canals, a unique spectacle in the world.

Tip: Before going to explore the islands of the park, go to Marim Environmental Education Center and know its 3 km pedestrian route where you can admire the local fauna and flora.

  1. Tavira

Tavira is undoubtedly the most picturesque city in the Algarve. Having emerged during the Roman occupation, it is during the Arab occupation that it gains more importance and until century XVII, when Portugal leaves its territories in North Africa.

When visiting Tavira, you will discover a city with 21 churches, an old Arab quarter, ruins of a castle where you can enjoy a fantastic view over Tavira, a bridge of Roman origin and the alleys where you will love to get lost.

  1. Castle of Silves

Built between the 8th and 10th centuries by the Moors, its particular architecture testifies to the presence of the Muslim people. The castle, also called the “red fortress” because of its colour, is at the top and facing the city of Silves.

We can also, from several different points of view, observe the city in its entirety, from the Serra de Monchique to the orchards. Considered one of the most important monuments of the Iberian Peninsula, it is since 1910 national monument.