Praça da República
This small but modern museum exhibits impressive Islamic pieces – including a wall – discovered on the site in the 1990s during...
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...
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...
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,...
Of all the pastelarias , this serves up the best pastries plus good soups and snacks for those on a budget.
Praça da República information
For centuries this sociable town square on the riverfront served as promenade and marketplace, where slaves were traded along with less ignominious commodities such as fish and fruit. The market moved to Jardim do Coreto in 1887 to improve hygiene, only moving again in 2000 to a new riverside location 500m west of here (held mornings from Monday to Saturday).