Lagos

Hello all, hope you are ok?

Everything is going well here, we are looking forward to meeting our first guests of the season in a weeks time.

We don’t have a lot to report this week so we’d like to share some pics with you of the gorgeous town of Lagos. Only 15 minutes away by car and for those who don’t have access to a car there is a bus stop in our local village which will take you there.

Sunrise near the fort, Lagos

Sunrise near the fort, Lagos

It’s quite a happening place with something for everyone.

For those who like to shop there are plenty of stores selling unique items. There are many accessories shops with handmade jewellery and craft items being sold on little market stalls in the summer.

For those who like a bit of history there is almost too much to see, the beautiful ‘Golden church’ Igreja de Santo António, Europes first slave market Mercado de Escravos, the city walls which date from the 16th century, the Fortaleza Ponta da Bandeira (small military fortress located at the end of the promenade) and the Governers Castle are to name but a few.

For any foodies there are some fantastic restaurants serving everything you could wish for including traditional Portuguese food, sea food, pizza and a good old english breakfast!

For those who want to take a slice of portuguese cuisine back home with them the fish market has a fresh produce section upstairs and sells oils, wines, varieties of sea salt, chillies and of course Piri Piri sauce!

The Marina is a great place to take the kids out on a tour for the day, you can go Dolphin watching, on a sailing boat and pass the time looking out at the dramatic coast line of the Algarve.

Oooh, I think it’s time for a day off. Lagos it is!

Old Lagos doors

Old Lagos doors

Tiles

Tiles

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