Vila do Bispo
Vila do Bispo is a Portuguese town in the district of Faro, region and subregion of the Algarve, with around 956 inhabitants.
It is the seat of a municipality with 178.99 kilometers ² and 5 349 inhabitants (2001), subdivided into 5 districts. It is bordered to the north by the municipality of Aljezur, Lagos to the northeast and south and west coast is the Atlantic Ocean. The coastline of the city from the west coast to the beach of Burgau the east part of the Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina.
Despite its imposing name, Vila do Bispo is now a quiet village, away from the crowds of central
Algarve. It has a rural atmosphere, since the region is rich in cereals, and even there are some windmills still operating.
The church of Our Lady of the Conception (Nossa Enhora da Conceiçã) is known for the purity of its lines, an interior decorated with tiles from the eighteenth century and a Baroque altarpiece dating from 1715.
The beaches in the area, such as Castelejo, Barriga and Cordama were not spoiled
by tourism and are all sand and rocks at the bottom of steep cliffs.
Cabo de Sao Vicente, windswept, is located in the extreme southwest of Europe. The Romans called it the Sacred Promontory and in the Middle Ages it was believed that was the end of the world: today, it still appears impressive, with high cliffs facing the Atlantic where the waves have carved deep caves.
The small town of Sagres is surrounded by beautiful beaches and often deserted, while the sea is
colder and more dangerous than in the east. Such is the case of beachesTelheiro , Ponta Ruiva, Beliche, Tonel (great for surfers) and Martinhal, where there is a school of water sports to skiing, surfing and windsurfing.
The isolated peninsula of Ponta de Sagres is where Henry the Navigator built in the fifteenth century a fortress to send his sailors on the mission of the unknown seas exploraition.