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Places to visit near Querença - The City of Loulé, the County Head.

Loulé is a Portuguese city of Algarve, in  Faro district, region and subregion of the Algarve, with around 12 103 people.

It is the largest and most populous city of Algarve with 765.12 kilometers ² and 65 444 people (2008), subdivided into 11 parishes. It is bordered to the north by the municipality of Moura, Alcoutim, Tavira and São Brás de Alportel on the East, Faro in the southeast, Albufeira in the West and south, and Silveson the West. Loulé has coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. The municipality of Loule encompasses two city Loule and Quarteira.
In the municipality of Loulé are situated the resorts of Vilamoura / Quarteira, Quinta do Lago, Quinta da Ombria, Dunas Douradas, Vale do Garrão and Vale do Lobo.

The municipality of Loulé, the beautiful town of Moorish origin with a lively market, includes scenarios as diverse as Quarteira (an over-developed tourist center, with tall buildings that hide the sea and make uncharacteristic), the tourist estates of Vilamoura (with its famous marina ), Quinta do Lago and Vale do Lobo (luxurious holiday resorts), the Natural Park of Ria Formosa, a coastal lakes, channels and islets, which houses a wild flora and fauna, and also the natural park of the Source Benémola of the typical village of Querença a fantastic area, where a few miles from Faro airport and the beaches, we can enjoy peace, tranquility and balance in the fauna and flora of the surrounding nature, where you can enjoy horseback riding, enjoy lush landscape with freshwater springs, and tennis courts and golf nearby and still enjoy the singing of birds and beautiful plants and flowers.

The market town of Loulé is particularly colorful, with artisans carving wood, weaving hats or painting pottery and tiles, and even more busy on Saturdays, when gypsies run a simultaneous sales outdoors.

Near Quarteira, Vilamoura is the largest private tourist enterprise in Europe, encompassing all kinds of attractions, from high-quality hotels to the marina, golf courses, restaurants, beaches, etc..

Confines with the reserve of Ria Formosa, considered the most important wildlife sanctuary in the Algarve. The rich ecosystem of this area shelters abundant types of shellfish and sea birds in the unique setting.

  • The parishes of Loulé are:

São Clemente
São Sebastião

  • Loulé Beaches

Loulé is the biggest county of Algarve, and also have the biggest and better beaches, bordering Faro and Albufeira counties. Loulé and Loulé border beaches ordered East to West:

Praia de Faro Island beach (on the border)

Praia da Quinta do Lago East beach

Praia da Quinta do Lago Central beach

Praia da Quinta do Lago West beach

Praia do Ancão beach

Praia do Garrão beach

Praia das Dunas Douradas beach

Praia de Vale do Lobo East beach

Praia de Vale do Lobo Central beach

Praia de Vale do Lobo West beach

Praia do Trafal and Praia do Loulé Velho beaches

Praia do Cavalo Preto (black horse beach)

Praia do Almargem beach and Almargem Lagoon

Praia de Quarteira Forte Novo beach

Praia de Quarteira Pé do Coelho beach

Praia de Quarteira Bola Nivea beach

Praia de Quarteira central beach

Praia dos Pescadores (Fishermans beach)

Praia da Marina de Vilamoura beach

Praia da Marina de Vilamoura Falésia beach

Praia da Falésia Pine cliffs beach (on the border)

Praia dos Olhos de Água beach (on the border)

  • The Monuments of Loulé are:
Loulé Architecture - Loulé Market (Mercado Municipal de Loulé)
Loulé Castle Museum
Algarve Monuments Querença Church
Algarve Monuments Loulé Saint Clemente Church
Duarte Pacheco Monument Loulé Algarve
Museu dos Frutos Secos (Loulé Dry Fruits Museum)
Loulé Monuments Convento (Conventry) da Graça
Loulé Republic Square
Salir Castle
Nossa Senhora da Piedade Church Loulé
Alte Church
Junta de Freguesia de Querença Parish Building
Loulé Misericodia Church
Igreja São Lourenço Church Almancil
Tôr Roman Bridge
Vilamoura Cerro da Vila Roman Ruins Museum

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Perpetual motion machine

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