See here our photos about Portimão, in Algarve, which offer great food, museums and amazing places, as well as beautiful beaches nearby.
Here you will see a seletion of our photos in Portimão and nearby.
Learn more information about Portimão municipality in the Tourism Office.
Learn at this post which are the best places, beaches and food: Self-guided walking tour in Portimão.
Portimão is very popular for its restaurants, bars and nightlife, as well as the excellent beaches and Marina. Also known for the famous road and rail bridges over the Arade River and for its Riverside. In addition to the importance of the tourist industry, it should be noted that the city is also a relevant fishing center.
Here passed through Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans and Arabs who used the Arade River as a safe haven and a mean of access to the interior of the Algarve. In the 15th century the city wall was built, followed by the Fortaleza de Santa Catarina (fortress) and the Fortaleza de São João (fortress) on the other side of the river. Portimão increased in size, becoming in the nineteenth century an important center of fishing and canning industry. In the twentieth century, tourism strengthens the expansion of the city.
Portimão is a great place to taste the regional cuisine. The proximity of the sea allows you to enjoy local delicacies such as clams and grilled sardines, which has in August an event dedicated to it (Sardine Festival). Regional confectionery is also delicious, using Algarve products such as dried fruits, figs and carob. So you have a lot to experience in this tour in Portimão!
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