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Lagos And The Tradition Of The Great Navigators

Jun 21, 2008
Lagos located in the Algarve of Portugal, is a council of the district of Faro with thousands years of history, its importance increased during the period of the great portuguese maritime shippings of the century XV.

The Infant Dom Henrique, known as Infant of Sagres or the Navigator who lived in Lagos, commanded a lot of expeditions to conquests some cities in Morocco and to discovery the African coast, because it has a rich past in history.

Lagos has a vast cultural and architectonic patrimony,
the most important are the Regimental Grocery store, Castle of the Governors, Cultural Centre, Convent of the Nuns, Stairways, Fortress Ponta da Bandeira, Homage to the Discoveries, Church of S. Antonio, Church of S. Sebastiao, Church of Santa Maria, Market of the Slaves, Monument to the Portuguese Navigators, Museum of Lagos, Barracks, Carries of the City, Luis de Camoes square, Street of the Barroca, Street of the Zorra and so many others.

The statues of the Navigators Gil Eanes, Infant D. Henrique, and D. Sebastiao are some good points to visit.

The Municipal Museum Dr. Jose Formosinho is also one of the points of interest in Lagos, witch presents elements of archaeology of several times, there you can see examples of the important estate of regional and colonial ethnography, history, plastic arts and ornamental and sacred art, as well as an important collection of numismatic.

Lagos is rich in history and natural beauty.

Lagos is also a culture land, valorising the theatre, parties, popular music, concerts, coral groups, philharmonic bands, painting exhibitions and plastic arts, fairs, picture, sculpture, films, dances and contests, but it is in summer that the most tourists goes to Lagos.

In the council are located several beaches of white sand and of involving dunes that invite you to rest and to seize the leisure time, examples of that are the beaches Meia-Praia, Cabanas Velhas, Batata, Luz, Dona Ana, Porto de Mos, Burgau, Camilo, Canavial e Pinhao.

The sea and the bay are the ideal place for the sports and the nautical leisure, as the wind-surf, canoeing, veils, dive and sport fishing.

The walks in the small boats of the fishermen or in sailing boats are unforgettable moments, in an adventure that intends to discover grottos and bays.

The municipal district of Lagos composed by the freguesias of Barao de Sao Joao, Bensafrim, Luz, Odiaxere, Santa Maria e Sao Sebastiao, is a great destiny in Algarve.

Please do not miss during your next visit to the Algarve, a visit to Lagos.
About the Author
Antonio Oliveira is the webmaster of http://www.eastalgarve-properties.com and http://www.silver-coast-properties.net, two sites that offers a wide range of useful and helpful information about properties in Algarve and properties in the Silver Coast.
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