Olhão Town and County
Distance of about 7km of Faro and Loulé 20Km, therere is one of the major fishing ports in the Algarve, and the Center for canning tuna and sardines, Olhão has square house, whitewashed, terraced plans to serve as a roof and chimneys that are evocative of Arabic architecture.
Behind the parish church of Nossa Senhora do Rosário, from the seventeenth century, the Chapel of Our Lady of Sorrows is where the wives of fishermen gather to pray for their safety when the storm.
But the city's main attraction is its market, one of the most animated and picturesque of the Algarve, with a huge variety of fish and seafood but also local farmers selling such products as fruit, honey and live chickens.
Nearby, the village of Fuzeta is like Olhão a smaller scale, and is well appreciated by windsurfers.
Inside, Moncarapacho is proud of its church of Santo Cristo, with a beautiful doorway and painted arches.
In this region, the Natural Park of Ria Formosa is considered the most important wildlife sanctuary in the Algarve.
Its lagoons, channels and islets are abundant in shellfish such as cockles, clams and oysters, and house numerous species of birds such as the white stork, the sultana hen, the gray heron, the curlew, etc. .
The reserve stretches along 60 kilometers, covering the municipalities of Vila Real de Santo António, Tavira, Olhão, Faro and Loulé, where we have the Natural Park of Ria Formosa and its rich ecosystem is ideal for the development of fauna and flora.