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Portugal, Ferragudo – Picturesque Fishermen Village in Algarve – VIDEO
Bright white plaster, color-framed windows and doors, narrow, cobbled streets, screaming seagulls and beautiful atmosphere. Portuguese fishing villages are among my favorites and Ferragudo is one of the most famous. Let's have a look there together.
Ferragudo lies just across the river from one of the centers of the region and the main resorts - Portimão. It can be reached easily by bus and during the season by boat. In addition to the village itself, one of the most beautiful parts of the Algarve coast with majestic cliffs, caves and golden beaches awaits you.
Be sure to start the walk through the village itself. The waterfront, which is still moored by many boats, is lined with traditional houses and several fish restaurants. At the end you will find the historic Coast Guard building.
From the waterfront you gradually climb to the higher parts of the place, from where you sometimes open views of the river Arade and the lower floors of the village. Stop by the church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição overlooking Portimão and the mountains in the distance. He was unfortunately closed at the time of my visit, but probably it was just a bad time of day.
Along the river and the sea, continue towards Ponta Lighthouse to Altar. Just outside the village, beautiful high cliffs begin with caves and several beaches. Note the fortress of São João do Arade. It got its present appearance in the 17th century, but its history dates back at least to the 15th century.
Between the dam and the lighthouse you will find one of the most beautiful local beaches - Praia do Pintadinho. At both its ends he dug a surf and wind into the cliffs of a beautiful cave.
If you feel like it, you can take a marked cliff trail to Carvoeiro. Countless beautiful views, rock formations and golden beaches await you. Carvoeiro then offers plenty of options to recharge and a bus to take you back. However, if you do not have time to trek, Ferragudo is definitely worth a visit.
It is an archipelago and also an island which is located in the Macaronesia region. Only two islands are inhabited as the whole archipelago is a natural reserve. These islands are Madeira and Porto Santo.
Incredibly, it is still possible to travel. One of the European countries that can be easily reached without tests from Prague, but also very cheaply from Vienna, is Portugal. Low-cost airlines fly from Vienna to the Portuguese city of Faro, which lies in the beautiful Algarve region. The sandy beaches are lined with beautiful cliffs, the water is crystal clear. From Fara, the train leads to the city of Lagos, which is one of the most beautiful in the Algarve. Then you can continue by bus to the very southern tip to the picturesque town of Sagres.
We have already presented the Algarve region in our series in great detail. We end it with the city of Lagos, which is one of the most popular tourist and serves as a perfect base for exploring. Thanks to the surfers, it also maintained a very relaxing atmosphere.
There is another lighthouse near Sagres. Its current appearance dates back to 1908 and its optical devices are among the 10 largest in the world. The lighthouse can be reached around beautiful cliffs in probably Portugal's most scenic area.
There is a lot to see at the westernmost tip of southern Portugal. Among other things, a large national park, which protects the best preserved part of the coast, as well as the important fortress of Santo António de Belix in Sagres, to which we will now go.
Fatima is undoubtedly one of the most famous Catholic pilgrimage sites in the world, but it does not mean anything to most Czechs. The Virgin Mary appeared to three children here, and so millions of people come here every year to ask for a miracle.
Travel to Madeira by plane only. There is probably no other way to travel almost 1000 kilometers from Portugal and 600 kilometers from North Africa. Moreover, sailing on a ship might not be comfortable for everybody.
A 5 thousand meters high massif of lava was created after huge explosion in the Atlantic. Today we can see only a glimpse of it and this glimpse is Madeira. The island is self-reliant. There are couple of power plants (water, wind), fertile soil and sea rich on fish.
Not far from Portimão on the south coast of Portugal lies the small town of Carvoeiro. At the same time, it offers beautiful scenery and small beaches protected by majestic cliffs, where you can enjoy some peace and privacy even in the greatest season.