Castelo dos Governadores
This ornate window in the martial walls of Lagos' castle looks like something recycled from another building.
Igreja de Santa Maria
The pleasingly symmetrical Igreja de Santa Maria was built during the 15th and 16th centuries and retains a 16th-century entrance; the...
Statue of Prince Henry the Navigator
This statue commemorates the prince of Portugal who used Lagos as a launch pad for many of the expeditions he commissioned.
This is Lagos’ main venue for performances and contemporary-art exhibitions. It's always worth dropping by to see what's on.
Cervejaria Dois Irmãos
Locals and passing tourists alike head to this relaxing and stylish place housed in a quaint old building on Praça do Infante. The...
Castelo dos Governadores information
Built by the Moors, Lagos' castle was conquered by Christian forces in the 13th 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). Admire the window for as long as you can bear the urine smells from the previous night's party, then check out the nearby bastion and gateway.