Biblioteca Municipal Álvaro de Campos
What’s left of the castle is surrounded by a small and very appealing garden. The defence might date back to Neolithic times; it was...
Praça da República
For centuries this sociable town square on the riverfront served as promenade and marketplace, where slaves were traded along with less...
Igreja de Santiago
Just south of Tavira's castle is the whitewashed 17th-century Igreja de Santiago, built where a small mosque probably once stood. The...
There's a huge modern Mercado Municipal on the eastern edge of town.
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Lonely Planet review
Aspiring architects or anyone who appreciates modern design should pay a visit to Tavira’s municipal library, which was originally the town prison. Architect João Luís Carrilho da Graça sympathetically and cleverly converted the former prison’s facade and cells into a fabulous modern and harmonious cultural space. Opened in 2006, the building now houses books, exhibitions and computers.