Algarve Beaches Vila Do Bispo Zavial Beach
Zavial beach, is situated in a small bay in the municipality of Vila do Bispo, and owes its name due the existence of a zavia in the vicinity during the Muslim period.
The zavias or Azóias were warrior monks monasteries, located in strategic defensive positions.
This Azóia, was located in Upper clif, now known as Nossa Senhora da graça (Our Lady of Grace), or Santa Maria da Graça (Saint Mary Grace), a name that was assigned to the Muslims temples after the Christian reconquest.
Zavial beach is very busy on summer time by local and foreign tourists.
Nearby (40mn drive): Faro, Albufeira, Quinta do Lago, Vale do Garrão, Vilamoura, Loulé, Querença
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