Holiday Rental in Historical Location – Algarve

Get a sense of the anicent past of this welcoming holiday location.

The Algarve is known throughout the world for it beautiful sunny climate, long sandy beaches, and succulent lush green golf course. It is also known for its friendly welcoming local population together with its abundance of first class accommodation to suit all budgets.

GoHolidayLets home from home self-catering accommodation on the Algarve is second to none. Be it holiday apartments in Lagos, beautiful villas in Praia do Luz we have it for you comfort and enjoyment.

Lesser known about the Algarve is its historical significance to the rest of Portugal and Europe. If you have time it will be worthwhile to visit some of the site listed by us.

1. São Lourenço!! It’s a small village located near the town of ALMANCIL. Those of you regular visitors to the Algarve will recognize the town name of Almancil as its sign posted on the N 125 heading west from Faro. But before reaching Almancil it is worth stopping in to visit one of Algarve’s treasures, the Church of São Lourenço. Built in 1730 and miraculously unaffected by the Great Earthquake, its interior is an outstanding masterpiece of stunning tile panels, covering even the cupola.

2. ESTOI is 11 km (7 miles) from Faro, and the site of several Roman ruins dating from the first or second century AD. There are thermal baths, columns, mosaics depicting sea life, and a well-preserved villa dating from the 2nd century. Some other finds are now housed in Faro’s Archeological Museum. Overlooking the site are also the remains of a temple, which was later converted into a Christian basilica in the 3rd century, making it one of the world’s oldest churches.

3. Silves another area of huge historical significances. It can be reached by road or a pleasant cruise up the up the Arade River. SILVES is the former capital of Moorish Algarve that rivalled Granada in splendour and influence. Nowadays is a sleepy little place with an imposing castle standing above the surrounding orange and almond groves. Not much remains to alert the visitor to its influential past. In this area GoholidayLets home from home self catering accommodation on the Algarve is second to none. Just outside the castle is a 13th-century cathedral, largely Gothic and containing the tombs of the crusaders who helped conquer the town, and an archaeological museum, with a large Arab cistern.

4. Alte is a delightful village in inland Algarve, situated north of Albufeira on the N124. It is a typical, Algarve village of whitewashed houses with lattice work, handcrafted characteristic chimneys and narrow cobbled streets nestling in the foothills of the Serra do Caldeirão. The church is at the centre of the village small 16th century church. There are numerous little cafes in the surrounding area, to relax at and soak up the tranquility of the village. It is not too far from Silves, ALTE, one of the prettiest villages in Algarve. It has a timeless serenity.

5. MONCHIQUE to the north is another alternative to the beaches, the hills of MONCHIQUE, are rural, unspoiled area of outstanding beauty. In the town of Monchique there’s a parish church with a much-photographed Manueline portal, and in nearby CALDAS DE MONCHIQUE is a delightful spa complex, whose curative waters have been famous since the Roman Empire. In this area GoHolidayLets home from home self catering accommodation on the Algarve is second to none.

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