History


Vila do Bispo: Roteiro Megalitico

Vila do Bispo: Roteiro Megalitico

The menhirs are of Neolithic origin and date to around 5000 B.C. It is known that they were "imported" into their current positions as they are of a Carboniferous Limestone, as opposed to the Jurassic Limestone that outcrops on the hills underfoot.


Milreu Mosaikboden 1

Milreu Mosaikboden 1


Loulé: Banhos Islâmicos

Loulé: Banhos Islâmicos


Lagos: Caravel

Lagos: Caravel

It was in such vessels that the bold Portuguese navigators set forth from Lagos in the 15th century to sail round the African continent and find the sea route to India.

The photo depicts the rebuilding of a caravel in Lagos’s harbour.


Vila Real d.S.A.: Praça Marques de Pombal

Vila Real d.S.A.: Praça Marques de Pombal

The square in the centre of the town has been named after the prime miniser of Portugal, who was responsible for the fast reconstruction of Vila Real d.S.A.

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