Welcome to Alte & Salir
Perched on a hillside on the edge of the Serra do Caldeirão, Alte, 45km northwest of Loulé, is a quaint and very pretty little village of flower-filled streets, whitewashed buildings and several fontes. The fontes were traditionally used for the mills and former wells; a main fonte, Fonte Grande, passes through dykes, weirs and watermills. Artesanatos (handicrafts shops) are dotted around town, as are several restaurants and cafes.
The small, sleepy and authentic village of Salir, 14km to the east of Alte, harbours castle walls dating from the 12th century, and a 17th-century church.