Portimão, Algarve

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Portimão is a Portuguese town in the District of Faro, Algarve region and sub-region. The city center is situated about 2 km from the sea and is an important center of fishing and tourism.

It is soothes of a municipality with 182,08 km ² of area and subdivided in 3 parishes. The municipality is bordered to the north by the municipality of Monchique, to the east by Silves and Lagoa, to the west by Lagos and to the south it has coastline in the Atlantic Ocean.
The discovery, on the hill of Vila Velha, that dominates the Ria de Alvor, of a Neolithic settlement with vestiges of later Roman occupation proves the long history of this town.

Alvor retains much of its charm of picturesque fishing village on the streets of white houses and colorful boats that after a day of fishing meet around the old auction.
Mother Church

Morabitos of Saint John and Saint Peter

Villa Romana de Abicada

Neolithic Necropolis of Alcalar

Great Mexilhoeira

Mother Church

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The Ria de Alvor

Arade Estuary


Three brothers and Prainha


Golf has one of its internationally renowned courses in the green pine forests of Penina, while others spread out in Alvor and Vau offer alternatives to lovers of this sport.
The Art of the People
Baskets of wicker and cane, hats, mats, mats and baskets in palm and esparto, lace and embroidery, works in copper, useful or decorative clay pieces are some of the small treasures that artisans of Portimão and its county continue to produce using materials, motifs and techniques.
To speak of the gastronomy of Portimão is to speak of the fat and tasty sardine roasted food on a slice of bread, which has its temple and its priests in the restaurants near the dock. But not only the grilled sardines live the good table in Portimão. Soup of belgiums and Swiss chard, white bean soup with the exotic flavor of sweet potatoes, tomato bread soup, so much to the taste of fishermen, and the refreshing armageddon recommended for hot summer days are entries that tell a lot about how well you eat in Portimão.
In fish and seafood the choice is varied. From the typical cataplanas to the fish stews, from clams to portimonense to feijoada de búzios, made with large shells, red beans and green pepper, parsley and bay, to give flavor and perfume. Rice with sausage, mashed potatoes and fried choquinhos complete the fisherman's side of the menu, while the rural traditions are present in the beans with fried fish, corn potatoes accompanied with sausages or seafood and peas portimonense.
Candy is not lacking. Domes of fig and almonds, Don Rodrigos, egg balls and full figs reflect the centuries-old sweet tradition of the Algarve from the wedding of the fig with the almond, having the egg and the sugar for godparents. Portimão produces, in the area of ​​Penina, red and white wines that remind us of the warm presence of the sun on the days of summer.
The climate of Portimão is one of the most pleasant of the Iberian peninsula, a mild climate and mild both summer and winter and without extreme extremes when it comes to temperatures.

In summer the temperature in Portimão is around 26 or 27 degrees during the day and about 17, 18 degrees at night. The extreme temperatures in this area are a bit strange, due to the ocean breeze or the northeastern, lower temperatures a little for a pleasant climate. Winter does not lower temperatures, proximity to the sea and its geographical situation so rarely temperatures fall below 8 or 9 degrees. The wettest months on the Portuguese south coast are November and December.
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