Castelo dos Governadores
Igreja de Santa Maria
Igreja de Santa Maria was built during the 15th and 16th centuries and retains a 16th-century entrance; the rest of the remaining...
Faro’s domed and splendid 16th-century Renaissance Convento de Nossa Senhora da Assunção, in what was once the Jewish quarter, houses...
This is Lagos’ main venue for performances and contemporary art exhibitions.
Cervejaria Dois Irmãos
Hordes of local businessfolk head to this relaxing and stylish place – which is housed in a quaint historical building on Praça do...
Castelo dos Governadores information
Castelo dos Governadores was built by the Arabs. After the Reconquista in the 13th century, the Algarve's military government was established here in the 14th century. It's said that the ill-fated, evangelical Dom Sebastião attended an open-air Mass here and spoke to the assembled nobility from a small Manueline window in the castle, before leading them to a crushing defeat at Alcácer-Quibir (Morocco).