The Algarve is the southern region of Portugal and the most popular site for sunshine breaks and relaxing holidays. Golden sand beaches with crystal clear waters, blue skies, vivid green grass of golf courts, and the white-washed walls of old towns’ buildings are some of the features Algarve as to offer.
Tavira, located on the east side of Algarve at ~30 Km from the International airport in Faro, is one of the oldest towns of Algarve. Its origin dates back to around 2.000 BC and is one of the most architecturally attractive towns in the Algarve. In the middle of the Ria Formosa lagoon system Natural Park, Tavira location was the key factor for its development and with an history linked to its sea port, fisheries, overseas market and related activities. Phoenician, Romans, Moorish were some of the Peoples that colonized the area and from which several archaeological artefacts are often found in excavations. A seven arch Roman bridge over the river Gilão is open to pedestrians and parts of the Moorish walls survived major earthquakes that destroyed most of the town and walls.
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