Car: Not necessary
Tavira is a small town full of charm crossed by the Gilao river
To access the beach of ihla tavira you have to go to 4 aguas or summer along the quay of GilÃ£o 5 min from the house from where the ferry boats leave (shuttles every 20 min until about 1 h morning cost max 2 â‚¬ round trip) these are beautiful wild beaches with poops, the island has good restaurants of fish and seafood
Tavira is connected to seville and lisbon by several bus companies including: http: // www. eva-bus. com
To see nearby: cacelha velha-santa luzia (authentic fishing village with good restaurants) -peidra del rei (a small train crosses the swamps and provides access to praia do barrel)
-fuzeta (nice fishing village)
Between the streets near the GilÃ£o river and the ramparts of the castle you will have the best view of the city, Tavira will seduce you and make you want to discover all its hidden corners and secrets.
This city has a certain oriental charm, with its four-sided roofs called "scissors", which stand out against the sky in a particular way, and its lattice doors made up of crisscrossed wooden slats, which protect the houses while letting in the air and the noise, heritage of the Arabs who occupied the region.
Tavira is spread over the two banks of the river, in a network of intertwined alleys and white houses that make you want to explore them peacefully. The garden of the bandstand (Jardim do Coreto) is the liveliest area where many people wander around enjoying an ice cream or the fresh air, especially in the evening when shows or other events enliven this neighborhood. This is where the Mercado da Ribeira is located, which has long since ceased its market functions, to become a space for entertainment and leisure.
The oldest bridge, which dates back to Roman times, is a 17th century structure, with stone parapets, from where you have a nice view of the houses. However not as beautiful as that which you can contemplate from the top of the tower of the castle, without doubt the best belvedere of the city which includes the undulating roofs, the domes of churches, the river and the salt flats, up to the blue line of the sea that marks the horizon.
In addition to the panorama, the effort of the climb is compensated by all that you can admire on the way, you will be amazed by the beautiful Renaissance portal of the Church of Mercy (Igreja da MisericÃ³rdia), one of the 37 churches of Tavira
At the foot of the 8th century Moorish fortification, my typical TAVIRA house located in the historic district, completely renovated, modern, close to bars and churches, has a roof terrace and a clear view of the city.
In a privileged quiet location
Tavira is a small charming town crossed by the River GilÃ£o.
To access the beach of Ilha Tavira, go to 4 aguas or in the summer a along the river of the GilÃ£o, 5 minutes from the house where the water taxis depart every 20 minutes to about 1PM cost â‚¬ max. 2 â‚¬, beautiful wild beaches with dunes, the island has good restaurants of fish and seafood.
Tavira is connected to sevilla, lisbon and several cities by bus (http: // www. Eva-bus. Com)
In the immediate vicinity you will discover: cacelha velha-santa Luzia (authentic fishing village with good restaurants) -peidra del rei (a small train passes through swamps and provides access to Praia do barrel) -fuzeta (nice fishermen village)
Tavira will seduce you and make you want to discover all its nooks and secrets.
This city has some oriental charm, with its roofs with four slopes called 'scissors', which stand out against the sky in a particular way, and lattice doors made of wooden crib, which protect homes while letting air and noise, heritage of the Arabs who occupied the region.
The Roman bridge is a structure of the 17c.
The top of the castle tower is probably the best viewpoint of the city that includes undulating roofs, church domes, river and salt until the blue line the sea that marks the horizon.
There are 37 churches Tavira.
There are 8 golf courses near Tavira at a distance of 4 to 22km from the house.
Near Tavira is the largest Natural Park of Ria Formosa, which will delight both lovers of wildlife and flora. Birdwatchers will be particularly spoiled since the park is home to many species of waterfowl.
The nightlife of Tavira is very lively, terraces, bars, pubs and restaurantsGet the full listing »