If you want to try the famous sheep cheese, delicious ‘’queijadas’’- which are small cakes with cheese, grilled fish, seafood or the Pias robust wine, you could make a visit to Lagos, a charming town in southern Portugal.
Lagos is the city most linked to the discoveries of fourteenth and fifteenth centuries. The atmosphere and buildings remained the same, a beautiful landscape and a continuous development, especially to attract tourists.
Lagos is one of the most visited cities in the Algarve and Portugal, due to the large variety of beaches, bars, restaurants and hotels. Lagos is an ideal place for water sports – water skiing, sailing, windsurfing, underwater fishing and golf, bike rides or horse riding.
Ponta da Piedade – located 2 km south – there are the beautiful rock formations on the Algarve coast.
Dona Ana – the most appreciated and beautiful beach with thick sand, being bordered by cliffs.
St. Anthony Church – simple but stylish, the wooden vault was painted with ‘’trompe-l’oeil’’ effect, thus making it appear to be much higher.
Pau da Bandeira Fort – situated on the seashore, offers a splendid view over the city, the beach and port.
Regional Museum of Lagos, Centro Cultural de Lagos, The Governors Castle,
The city walls, The Slave market (a sort of a reminder when slaves brought back from Africa during the 15th century were sold.)
Natural sites: Laguna de Alvor, Mata Nacional de Barão de S. João , Grutas da Costa d’Oiro, Ponta da Piedade.
Go to Lagos Leisure Centre, which is opposite McDonald’s and has great facilities with pools, Jacuzzi and a lot more facilities.
Take a walk outside Lagos, where in about 20 minutes, you will find Slide and Splash Water Park.
Near to the main entrance to the town center is the Fish market, so maybe you want to buy some fish or just fresh fruits and vegetables.