TAVIRA - DESCRIPTION
The town has since been rebuilt with
many fine 18th Century buildings along with its 37 churches. A
Roman bridge links the two parts of the town across the River
Gilão. The church of Santa Maria do Castelo is built on the site
of a Moorish Mosque and in it are the tombs of Dom Paio Peres
Correia and his seven Knights. Its original economic reliance on
the fishing industry has now been surpassed due to the change in
the migration patterns of the tuna fish.
The population is in the region of 20,000 inhabitants supporting
a military base whilst the surrounding area is still very rural
and undeveloped. This is now changing due to the demands of the
tourist industry and opening of golf courses in the near vicinity.
The beach for this town lies past the salt pans and is reached by
a ferryboat that takes the visitor to a sandy-bar island known as
Ilha de Tavira.
TAVIRA - EVENTS June - Popular Saints Festivities August - Handicraft Festival August 1st - Feira de Boa Morte August 8th to 11th - Feira de Santa Luzia October 4th to 6th - Feira de São Francisco 3rd Monday of the month - Monthly Day
A small family restaurant offering a typical cuisine of the area.
Do not accept Credit Cards and closed on Tuesday.
Avenida Dr Mateus de Azevedo, 6 - Tavira
281 321 113
Monte Casal -
A restaurant for a special dinner. Located in a charming Manor House in
the country set back from the coast. An experienced chef offers his own
cuisine which tends to be mainly northern European in flavour. Accepts
Estrada de Estói a Moncarrapacho
289 990 140
Nora Velho -
Popular restaurant for fresh fish and shellfish and associated
dishes. Accepts Credit Cards and in winter closed on Tuesdays.
Quinta do Morgado - Nora Velha
281 326 363
A restaurant with nice views over the estuary. Specializing in
fish and shellfish and associated dishes. Accepts Credit Cards
and closed on Wednesdays.
281 325 329
O Capelo -
Popular restaurant overlooking the lagoon. Serves fresh fish and
shellfish and associated dishes. Closed on Wednesdays.
Santa Luzia - Tavira
281 326 363
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