Tavira is a small, very quiet, clean and well-tended town. Particularly beautiful is the historical centre (Centro histórico) with the castle, the park, the town-hall (Câmera Municipal) and the Roman bridge over the river Gilão. For good reason some like to call it the "Venice at the Atlantic Ocean". Well worth seeing are the typical pagoda roofs "de quatro aguas" and the 23 churches – both remains from the time when the town was mostly inhabited by Jewish citizens. The wealth gave room to a playful architecture, as for example the pagoda roofs – and for demonstrating that the citizens had become Christians the many churches were built.
Tavira is ideal for taking walks, to make a little shopping tour through the "Artesanatos" for art and souvenirs, or to drink a "Bica" – a local form of coffee – or a draught beer in one of the numerous cafes, for example in the Old Market Hall "Mercado da Ribeira" straight by the river.
Every morning except on Sundays you can buy fresh products and products from the region in the new market hall. You will find a huge selection of fresh fish and seafood, fruits, vegetables, dried fruit, honey, olives, meat and many more.
For other purchases you may visit one of the national and intermnation supermarkets in the city (Continente, Pingo Doce, Lidl, Aldi)
House in the hills above Tavira - spectacular Atlantic views, away from the hustle and bustle. Absolute peace and clean air. 7000m2 landscape garden with fruit and ornamental trees. The holiday home “Casa Cotovio” in the traditional Portuguese style was built in 2003. Without being isolated, it is situated in an absolutley tranquil location on the outshirks of a very small settlement facing south, some 12km north of Tavira. From here you have a panoramic view over the serra to the Atlantic.
This villa is in a quiet residential area within very easy access of shops, restaurants and beaches. Airy and light throughout, with no overlooking neighbours. Lovely views towards the sea from the front of the house, and towards the Tavira hills from the back. The sun shines on the front garden and patios throughout the year. The back garden is very private indeed, and with its large terrace is great for outdoor living and entertaining. Situated only 1.5 km from the centre of Tavira.
GENERAL Unusual south-facing rural property in East Algarve, close to Santo Estêvão and Tavira. Completely private on a plot of walled land of 880 sq. m Secluded three bedroom villa with 50 sq.m swimming pool, pool house and a double garage with stunning views of the countryside and the hills. LOCATION This one level property is located in very pretty countryside, only 5 minutes driving distance from the village of Santo Estêvão.