Feira da Ladra – Lisbon's Thieves Market

Our Lady of Piety Oratory

In Lisbon’s Feira da Ladra, Thieves are not Welcome: Located in Campo de Santa Clara, not far from the Alfama district, Lisbon’s Feira da Ladra (Thieves Market) has been in existence since the 13th century.  People gather at this open-air market to buy and sell items in the shade of centuries-old buildings. Photographs from the […]

Chimneys of the Algarve

Chimney of the Algarve - Portugal

Algarve Chimneys – Sightseeing Attractions: Throughout the Algarve you’ll notice that the walls of houses are mostly whitewashed.  As we know, the Algarve has very long, hot summers and the whitewash deflects the hot sun from the buildings. Why So Many Chimneys? Why then you may ask do these same houses have so many chimneys, […]

Mercado do Bolhão – Oporto's Central Market

Mercado do Bolhao's - Oporto

A Noisy and Lively Market in the Centre of Town: Mercado do Bolhão, a noisy and lively market  in the heart of Oporto city, is a nice place to visit if you’re looking for a change in scenery from your usual sightseeing attractions. The market is housed in a two-tier covered building and there are […]

Faro’s Sé or Cathedral – Sightseeing Attraction

Chancel of Faro Sé, Faro

Faro’s Sé with its Eccentric Organ: Faro’s Sé stands in the square that’s called Largo da Sé. The Sé is a cathedral and the seat of the bishop. The Sé stands on a site that was formerly a mosque. The first Christian church in Faro was built on the site but when the English attacked […]

Almancil’s masterpiece of azulejo panels

Ingreja de São Lourenço, Almancil

Ingreja de São Lourenço is Almancil’s treasure: East of Vilamoura and just outside the town of Almancil stands Ingreja de São Lourenço, a small, Baroque-style white chapel which is the main sightseeing reasons why most tourists come to Almancil. Inside the chapel is one of the Algarve’s most amazing sights – an outstanding masterpiece of […]