Torre da Tavira
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...
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...
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...
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...
Torre da Tavira information
Lonely Planet review
The Torre da Tavira, which was formerly the town’s water tower (100m), now houses a camera obscura. A simple but ingenious object, the camera obscura reveals a 360-degree panoramic view of Tavira, its monuments and local events, in real time – all while you are stationary.