Starts from the northern side of Ponte Romana and visits the main sights.
Praça da República
For centuries this sociable town square on the riverfront served as promenade and marketplace, where slaves were traded along with fish...
Tavira's oldest bike shop rents out all kinds of bikes. Staff members can give advice on great rides in the area.
By day it’s a cafe-restaurant, by night a cafe-bar. Whatever it is, it’s cosy and a lovely place to chill over delicious tapas snacks,...
We'll be upfront: this old-style, barn-like eatery has harsh lighting (especially unpleasant in the evenings) and zero charm – probably...
Ponte Romana information
This seven-arched bridge that loops away from Praça da República may predate the Romans but is so named because it linked the Roman road from Castro Marim to Tavira. The structure you see dates from a 17th-century reconstruction. The latest touch-up job was in 1989, after floods knocked down one of its pillars. The view upriver is one of the prettiest in the region; downriver things are spoilt a bit by the modern flyover nearer the coast.