The City of Lagos - Algarve - Portugal - Information, History and Photos.
Lagos is a Portuguese city of Faro in the district, region and sub-region of Algarve, the county seat, with about 14 675 people. It is located in the western Algarve.
It is the seat of a municipality with 212.84 kilometers ² and 28 890 people (2008, divided into 6 parishes. It is bordered to the north by the Municipality of Monchique, Portimão on the east by the west to Vila do Bispo, Aljezur on the north west and south coast is the Atlantic Ocean.
Due to the proximity of the Costa Vicentina, or Atlantic, the seawater tends to be cold, the temperature is pleasant only during the peak of summer. It is noted that unlike in the central Algarve (Faro, Loulé), the area of Lagos, it is extremely windy.
The first settlement in the region of Lagos, called Laccobriga or Lacóbriga, was founded about 2000 years before Christ's birth by Cynetes. The town was conquered by the Carthaginians, Romans, barbarians, and Muslims, and finally conquered by the Christians, featuring various brands of the
passage of these people, its architecture, the physical and geographical names. It was from Lagos that left many of the Portuguese ships which in the fifteenth and sixteenth discovered the sea route around the world, and many browsers history of the Portuguese discoveries are Lacobrigense (where the most famous is Gil Eanes). As a result, currently, Lagos is called as "City of Discovery."
Santa Maria (Lagos)
São Sebastião (Lagos)