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Enjoy Tavira

Surrounded by long beaches separated by an arm of the estuary of the Ria Formosa and by gentle hills covered with orchards full of sweet odors, Tavira is one of the ost incredible cities in the Algarve.
Come meet this special city and discover what Tavira has to offer you. Know our suggestions:

Typical July:
30º C
86º F
Typical January:
10º C
50º F

What to see

This city’s interesting historical journey is reflected in the places to visit while in Tavira. Get to know them:

Castle of Tavira

The ruins of this ancient Moorish fort were rebuilt after the Christian conquest of the Algarve in the 13th century. Its towers offer beautiful panoramic views of the city and the charming interior garden is a great retreat for the warmth of the hot days.

Santa Maria do Castelo Church

Allegedly built on the site of an ancient mosque, this 13th-century church was partially rebuilt following the devastation caused by the earthquake of 1755, boasting several architectural styles today.

Misericordia Church

This 16th century church is considered the most beautiful example of Renaissance architecture throughout the Algarve due to its golden altarpieces and the tiles dated from the 18th century.

What to do

There are many activities to do in Tavira. Here’s how to enjoy your visit:

Visit the Ria Formosa Natural Park

The Ria Formosa Natural Park is characterized by the presence of a coastal sand dune belt (beaches and dunes) that protects a lagoon area. Includes a wide variety of habitats.

Salt lakes of Tavira

The salt lakes of Tavira form white mounts in front of the estuary, surrounded by tanks where long-legged, flamingos and other birds usually feed themselves

Beach in Tavira

Beaches in perfect state of conservation, since it is part of a natural park. If you are looking to relax in paradisiacal places, be sure to visit the beaches of Tavira Island.

What to taste

The gastronomy of Tavira will surprise you with the great dishes. Find out what to prove:

Octopus Rice

Very popular dish among portuguese people that you can enjoy in Sesimbra.

Tavira Puffs

They are rounded puff pastries, made with flour, margarine, lard, eggs and sugar.

'Feijoada de Lingueirão'

It is a typical dish, very tasty and one of the most appreciated by the Portuguese, especially those who live by the sea.

Places to visit near Tavira

Tavira is close to other destinations that you should include on your trip. Get to know them:

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