Thursday, 28 January 2010

Tavira" is het mooiste stadje van de Algarve", Tessa de Loo

"Tavira, ook wel het Venetië van Portugal genoemd, is het mooiste stadje van de Algarve. Gezien het grote aantal oude kerken en kloosters (37) is het misschien ooit ook het meest katholieke stadje geweest."

Tessa de Loo

This Nederlander writer had visited too the lovely town of Tavira, in Algarve (south of Portugal).

She begins to say that Tavira is known as Portugal's Venice...

We can see why ;-)

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She says that Tavira is the most beautiful town in Algarve ...

Let's see ;-)

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Here, in the Castle, with its beautiful gardens...

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(the typical "scissors" roofs of Tavira)

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In the main square, this monument to the memory of the people of Tavira who had helped King Dom Joao I to secure our independence in the Crisis of 1383-1385.

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...also a very catholic town with many churches and cloisters...

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And I must say, I agree with her...Tavira "is het mooiste stadje van de Algarve" ;-)

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7 comments:

Margarida Elias said...

Já passei lá umas férias e gostei muito da cidade. Aliás, do Algarve, gosto mais da zona leste, de Tavira a Vila Real de Santo António. É mais bonita e as praias são melhores.

Presépio no Canal said...

Vila Real de Santo Antonio associo sempre a Ayamonte. ;-) Iamos la comprar caramelos :-) e, ve la, ate fomos escolher o papel para forrar as paredes dos quartos ;-) muito finos os papeis, por acaso, cores muito suaves...
Nos anos 70, iamos sempre durante um mes para Monte Gordo :-) Muito Bom!
Na zona Oeste, gosto muito de Ferragudo e Alvor :-)
Beijinhos

Margarida Elias said...

Também já estive desse lado do Algarve. Gosto sobretudo das rochas e da paisagem.

Vagamundos said...

Estivamos lá no Verão de 2008 e gostamos muito. A ilha de Tavira entõ é um pequeno paraiso onde os carros não entram.
Beijinhos

Aledys Ver said...

It seems that Tessa de Loo is right, judging by your photos! Enchanting place.
Thanks for sharing this with us!

Just a Plane Ride Away said...

These are such beautiful photos! My family and I would love to visit Portugal one day...

Presépio no Canal said...

Go there, Japra! It's a very beautiful country, full of History... and sun, good food and good wine ;-)
I'm sure you will enjoy!
Any questions, just send me an email ;-)
Cheers!