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Vila Do Bispo And Its Life Inside The Fortresses

Jul 10, 2008
The Fortress of Sagres is one of the most important historical and tourist points of the council of Vila do Bispo and is located at the extreme of the Western Algarve.

The Sagres village was built to support the navigation that crossed those waters. Close to the Atlantic Ocean, Sagres keeps in the memory the magnitude of the Portuguese marine facts. The Fortress of Sagres has a big square, where a geometric illustration was discovered drawn in the ground, the rough stone, similar to the structure of a compass. But the contemporary specialists admit the possibility to be an immense sundial.

There are different other places, also important in the historical and cultural life of Vila do Bispo, as the Fort of the Baleeira, Fort of the Beliche, Cable of S. Vicente, an important point of reference for the several embarkation that passes over there, Ruins of the Fort and of the Battery of Zavial, Tower of Aspa, Fort of Vera Cruz, Portuguese-Roman Ruins, Fort of Sao Luis of Almadena, Fort of Burgau and Fountain of Vila do Bispo.

Vila do Bispo also has the original Monument Barn of Algarve, because for about three decades ago, Vila do Bispo was considered the producing centre of cereals of Algarve. There is also the Monument Man of the Sea, in honour to the fishing citizens.

The Square of Tanegashima remembers the 1992 twin action with the Japanese municipal district of Nishinoomote, located in the Island of Tanegashima, where the portuguese docked in the century XVI.

Today, the mills are the main marks of the rural patrimony of the council. The religious patrimony is equally good-looking in the municipal district. There are the Mother church of Vila do Bispo, Mother Church Baron of S. Miguel, Mother church of Budens, Mother church of Raposeira, Chapel of Santo Antonio, Small chapel of Sao Lourenco, Chapel of Santa Elizabete, Chapel of Nossa Senhora de Guadalupe and Chapel of Nossa Senhora da Graca.

The municipal district is a place of a lot of parties, pilgrimages and fairs that dignify the local traditions. The council of Vila do Bispo is composed by the freguesias of Barao de Sao Miguel, Budens, Raposeira, Sagres e Vila do Bispo.

The council of Vila do Bispo is probably one of the most interesting places to be visited in the South of Portugal. There are different places in the Algarve, which attracts thousands of tourists each year, but the richest from the historical and cultural point of view, is certainly Vila do Bispo. Enjoy Vila do Bispo during your next stay in the Algarve and you will be certainly delighted.
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