Paderne


Paderne Quinta

Paderne Quinta

Typical old farmhouse on the way from Paderne towards the Moorish cadstle


Paderne Quinta

Paderne Quinta


Fonte de Paderne: Washhouse

Fonte de Paderne: Washhouse

This washhouse, supplied with water from a fountain near Paderne is still used by locals


Fonte de Paderne

Fonte de Paderne

Fountain of Paderne


Paderne: Fountain of Paderne

Paderne: Fountain of Paderne


Castelo de Paderne

Castelo de Paderne

View from the valley of the Ribeira de Quarteira towards the Moorish castle overlloking the area


Castelo de Paderne

Castelo de Paderne

Today only a few ruins are left from the Moorish castle, built by the Arabs on a rock and overlooking the valley of the Quarteira river. Paderne was finally taken from the Moors in 1248.


Castelo de Paderne

Castelo de Paderne

View from the castle to northern direction with the motorway A22.


Castelo de Paderne

Castelo de Paderne

View from the castle of Paderne to southern direction with the so called "Roman Bridge" over the Ribeira de Quarteira.


Paderne Ribeira de Quarteira

Paderne Ribeira de Quarteira

The riverlet of Quarteira flows into the Atlantic Ocean near Vilamoura


Paderne: Ribeira de Quarteira

Paderne: Ribeira de Quarteira

The riverlet is damed to drive a little water mill

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