Hill in Monchique


The 902m Fóia peak, 8km west of Monchique, is the Algarve’s highest. The road to the summit climbs through eucalyptus and pine trees and opens up views over the hills. On the way are numerous piri-piri pit stops off…
Church in Monchique

Igreja Matriz

The local church has an extraordinary, star-shaped Manueline porch decorated with twisted columns that look like lengths of knotted rope. The side door is also impressive. Inside you'll find a simple interior, with …
Chapel in Monchique

Nossa Senhora do Desterro

Overlooking the town from a wooded hilltop are the ruins of a 17th-century Franciscan monastery. It is on the path of the Via Algarviana and you can climb up here.
Museum in Monchique

Museum of Sacred Art

This small museum of sacred art is set behind the church in Monchique.