Algarve Tour Travel Guide, information and photos of national parks, National Monuments, Portugal, local history and architecture and historic villages of the Algarve, near the municipality of Loulé, near Vilamoura, Quarteira, Quinta da Ombria, Quinta do Lago Vale do Lobo and Faro
Tourist Guide for the Algarve - Town of Querença Fruit and homemade Handycraft Photos and Information
Located in the Algarve, on the edge of beaches, between the Barrocal and Sierra, a mountain village of whitewashed, is Querença. At the top of the church, proud of his people, distinguished by architectural Manueline and marks the starting point for the homes down the hill.
Querença is a parish in the municipality of Loulé, in the north (the road to Cortelha, Almodovar), on the border with São Brás do Alportel), towards the vast area of environmental transition between the Algarve and Alentejo known as Barrocal.
In Querença you find the hidden Algarve Beautifull Luxurious places.
The village, occupying an ancient one, as evidenced by the prehistoric remains found in the region,
develops from the top of a hill, extending the whitewashed hillside marked by the steep cobbled streets.
Bars multicolored frame doors and windows, and some chimneys, round and rectangular, will decorate the picturesque rooftops. Parapets richly worked mark some buildings along the climb, which runs close to the beautiful Querença parish church, a mosque, twin sister of the Igreja de São Clemente de Loulé (Saint Clement Church of Loulé).
Nearby, in the Natural Park of Fonte Benémola (Querença, Benémola Natural Water Source) (which, by itself, earned a trip - see: Fonte da Benémola Paradise Video1, Fonte Benémola Luxurious Paradisiacal Landscapes of the mediterranean Video2, ), be sure to visit the caves of Salustreira(on the top of the Fonte da Benémola Hill), with about eighty feet long and twelve high. A visit to the Cerro dos Negros of Querença, where visitors can see Monchique and Fóia Mountain. Visit Fonte Filipe of Querença (Filipe Fountain Water Source), a magical and idyllic place.
Querença is known for its homemade bread, the delicious sausages and the good quality of arbutus brandy, distilled by secular processes. Perhaps this is why the local population is proud to hold in January, the Festa das Chouriças de Querença (Querença Sausages Festival). Easter is marked with the Feast of Easter cakes and in August, the Feast of snacks, visitors can enjoy the delicacies typical of the region. The Querença Wine Festival.
Roasted lamb and mashed corn starch are two of the many specialties of the land, which, in addition to the singing of birds, the landscape green and fresh, this natural park, fully justify the ride. In Querença, you can enjoy life, and discover the other Algarve in a tour on the nature, walking, or riding an horse, or...
Besides the picturesque architecture, a visit to the famous valley of Querença where distilled spirits and sausages are excellent, including the subject of one of the most popular and famous events of the parish (The Feast of Chouriças Querença). The handcraft palm baskets and doll unique and handmade with the traditional costumes representing the cultural richness.
You can also visit the Tôr Village, the Lagoa da Nave (Nave Lagoon), and Fonte Férrea (Iron Water Sorce).
Nearby (15mn drive): Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Salir, Alte,
São Brás Alportel
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