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Centro Cultural de LagosArtistic centres0.1km
Henry the Navigator StatueSculptures0.1km
Museu Municipal Dr. Jose FormosinhoMuseums0.2km
Auditorio Municipal0.3km
Casa da JusticaCourt buildings0.2km
El Rei D. SebastiãoMonument0.3km
Batata BeachBeaches0.4km
Lagos beachBeaches0.4km
Igreja de São SebastiãoReligion0.4km
Pinhao BeachBeaches0.7km
Parque de Campismo da TrindadeCampsite0.7km
Dona Ana BeachBeaches0.9km
Lagos MarinaPorts1km
Bairro Primero de Maio beachBeaches2km
Camilo BeachBeaches1km


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Lagos is a little town with a very rich history. It is located on the southern coast of Portugal , in the area of Algarve, approximately 50 km to the west from the city of Loulé .

History of Lagos

The history of the town dates back to the period 2500 years ago. It was then very famous in the period when Roman Lacóbriga was the home of Henry the Navigator hence the centre of the world. At that time a lot of ships would set off , to explore new worlds. Henry the Navigator, supported by scientists and astrologists, elaborated sea maps and built ships, which then brought newly discovered spices, ivory, precious metal and slaves. In the middle of the 15th century, slaves were first sold at local market, as a rarity, due to their dark skin. Henry the Navigator is celebrated by the citizens as there is his bronze monument in Lagos. During the later centuries, the city of Lagos was very important in terms of sea discoveries and Moor wars - it was the westernmost city on the southern coast of Portugal.

Historical monuments in Lagos

The most interesting monuments in the city of Lagos are the remnants of city walls, in part of Roman, in part of Moor origin (15th century) . Perhaps the most splendid view of the city walls is from the harbour. In the lanes in the old part of Lagos you will come across numerous historical buildings, for example, the Church of Mercy (18th century) , the Church of St. Anthony of Lisbon with gilded Baroque altar and tiles from the 18th century, and the Church of St. Sebastian.

Beaches in Lagos

In addition to the historic atmosphere, the city of Lagos is proud of breathtaking beaches as it is located near beautiful Portuguese bays at the mouth of the Alvore River, for example the beach Lagos with fine sand and crystal clear sea.

Tourist information

Lagos offers a great variety of tourist services and accommodation facilities. There are numerous shops, restaurants, cafés and bars, and also a car or boat rent office.

Transport

Due to the location the transport to Lagos is quite easy. Apart from own car, you can use the bus line. The nearest airport is in the city of Faro, approximately 66 kilometers far from Lagos.


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GPS: 37.1004, -8.6721
Altitude: 14 m
Nearest airport: Faro Airport, 63 km
Last update: Oct 15, 2012 2:55:27 AM

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The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Pros: good civil amenities, varied types of accommodation, enough accommodation facilities, bathing and swimming, seaside stays, also luxurious accommodation, important birthplace, sauna, forests, mild climate
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Cons: far from the airport
The information has not been confirmed by the owner yet Other services: bakery, bar, bookshop, rent-a-car company, car repair service, car wash, church, court building, dentist, doctor, petrol station, supermarket, hospital, laundry, lawyer services, City Hall

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