Igreja de Santa Maria do Castelo
Beside the castle, the Igreja de Santa Maria do Castelo, is a 13th-century Gothic Church, built on the site of a Moorish mosque but...
Torre da Tavira
The Torre da Tavira, which was formerly the town’s water tower (100m), now houses a camera obscura. A simple but ingenious object, the...
Igreja da Misericórdia
Built in the 1540s this church is the Algarve's most important Renaissance monument, with a magnificent carved, arched doorway topped by...
A casual place where nothing is quite what it seems: it’s more of a bar (despite its name, although it serves good smoked-salmon...
Lonely Planet review
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 rebuilt by Phoenicians in the 8th century and later taken over by the Moors. What stands today dates mostly from 17th-century reconstruction. The restored octagonal tower offers fine views over Tavira. Note: don’t set the kids free here – ramparts and steps are without railing.