Centro da Calçadinha

The Algarve

This interpretive centre has a small exhibition on Moorish and Roman history in the area, and information on the Calçadinha de São Brás de Alportel, an ancient footpath used since Roman times. It can also provide free guided tours (in English) of the path if you contact the centre in advance.

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