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Portugal Olhao, Living with the Ocean

May 27, 2008
The Algarve, is one of the most beautiful and pleasant areas of the Southern part of Portugal. Close to the sea, their cities live basically of fishing and tourism.

Today, there are contrast cities, with the influence of the modernity, allied to the traditions and the visitors crowd that explore the beauties of that area.

So this is Olhao, one of the most emblematic councils of Algarve. Composed by the freguesias of Olhao, Pechao, Quelfes and Fuseta, the council hides a lot of wonders, as the architectonic and cultural patrimony, without forgetting the privilege of having the sea in front of your feet.

The construction of the recreation port is an example of the importance that the municipal district gives to the quality tourism. The craftmanship is also one of the bets of valorization of the tradition of Olhao.

No other point is so valued by the tourists as the beaches of the islands of Armona and of Fuseta, where the blue of the sea is the protagonist of moments of rare beauty. The Formosa river enchants the visitors, in a paradisiacal place of Portugal.

The historical and the sea area of Olhao is also a point of tourist interest in the council, where the visitors can find a little of the history, of the beauty and of the traditions of that council.

The municipal district of Olhao still has other beauties, as the Caique Good Success, Chapel of the Espirito Santo, Chalet Dr. Joao Lucio, House of the Marine Commitment, Bandstand of Pescador Olhanenses Garden, Joao Lucio museum, Building of the Customs and Museum of the City.

The old Building of the Customs is also one of the monuments of interest, as well as the Small chapel of Mr. Santo Cristo of Moncarapacho, Mother church of Moncarapacho, Church of the Mercy of Moncarapacho, Church of Pechao, Mother church of Nossa Senhora do Rosario, Mother church of Quelfes, Church of Nossa Senhora da Soledade, Garden Boss Joaquim Lopes, Mother church of Olhao and the Municipal Markets.

Other attractions are the Parochial Museum of Moncarapacho, Roman Bridge of Quelfes and the area of Barreta.

Olhao is synonymous of natural wealth and sea. In the place, it is possible to live new experiences, with fascinating landscapes. The modernity lives side by side with the historical and archeological patrimony.

In the council of Olhao, the nature is an incontestable presence, with the harmony of the interior of the fields and mountains with the extensive line of a coast of islands and islets.

For who prefers to take advantage of the night, Olhao has several bars and restaurants, that promise to realize the tourists desires. The gastronomy could not be forgotten in that sea of emotions, since Olhao is the place of the largest Festival of Shellfish of the country.

I hope to meet you soon in Olhao!
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