Towns of Alggarve, Portugal. The Town of Monchique
Monchique is located in the Serra de Monchique, a mountain range located close Serra do Caleirão, full of chestnut woods and fields of wildflowers that are particularly beautiful in early spring, with the yellow bloom of flowers and shrubs.
A walk to Picota, offers spectacular views of wild valleys, cliffs and meadows with a variety of vegetation, from chestnut to mimosa, pine and oak trees, and fertile fields terraces. Hence, it is possible to see the typical village of Querença and the Cerro dos Negros of Querença.
The town of Monchique is a small market, known for its altitude (458 meters) and the region's traditional products, which include wooden and leather goods, baskets, cork, wool sweaters, ham, honey and the famous brandy fro the Algarve .
A cascade of white houses separated by narrow cobbled streets to the main square, where the population gathers on feast days.
Nearby, the mother church of the sixteenth century, displays a beautiful Manueline with twisted columns ending in pinnacles.
Only 6 km, the charming village of Caldas de Monchique, surrounded by peaceful woods, is proud of its thermal history, known since Roman times.
Its warm waters are used to treat many ailments, from rheumatism to respiratory problems and muscle, skin diseases and digestive complaints.
A small and friendly town square with cafes and terraces in the shade of trees, complete the visit to Caldas de Monchique.