Arco da Porta Nova
At the southern end of the Largo da Sé is this small 15th-century town gate connecting the old town with the waterfront, where some...
This attractively converted building houses temporary exhibitions by known local and international artists – painters, photographers,...
The centrepiece of the Cidade Velha, the sé was completed in 1251 but heavily damaged in the 1755 earthquake. What you see now is a...
O Castelo is all things to all people: bar, restaurant, club and performance space. Start your day here with a coffee, grab a light meal...
Elegantly housed in the old town, this restaurant offers high-class French-influenced Portuguese cuisine in a spacious, comfortably...
Runs trips to Ilha da Barreta (Ilha Deserta). Boats (€10 to €15 return) leave from southeast of the marina, in front of the Cidade Velha (Old Town) walls. There's a ticket kiosk by the marina. The same company runs 1½-hour year-round boat trips (€25) through Parque Natural da Ria Formosa. Boats leave from the pier next to Arco da Porta Nova.
Animaris also runs eco-friendly restaurant Estaminé on Ilha da Barreta, and it is the only company to operate year-round, providing stable employment for locals, another reason to go with it.