Hinterland Ria Formosa


Estoi Palace

Estoi Palace

The palace of the viscount of Éstoi has been built at the end of the 18th and the beginning of the 19th century . This beautiful Rokkoko building, originally used as a pleasure seat, has been transformed into a Pousada (hotel).


Estoi Parish Church

Estoi Parish Church

Igreja de São Martinho de Estoi, located in the centre of the village.


Milreu: Roman Villa

Milreu: Roman Villa

Situated only a few kilometres from Faro, close to Estói, Milreu Ruins are amongst the most important remains of the Roman presence in the Algarve and now form an imposing archaeological site, which has been classified as a national monument.


Moncarapacho: Igreja Matrix

Moncarapacho: Igreja Matrix

The main church of Moncarapacho is worth a visit.


Moncarapacho Ölmühle Säulengang 1

Moncarapacho Ölmühle Säulengang 1


Moncarapacho Ölmühle Mühlsteine

Moncarapacho Ölmühle Mühlsteine


Moncarapacho Ölmühle Ölbaum 5

Moncarapacho Ölmühle Ölbaum 5


São Brás de Alportel

São Brás de Alportel

The village is imbedded in a peaceful landscape with soft hills of the Serra do Calderão


São Bras: Episcopal chapel

São Bras: Episcopal chapel

The episcopal palace of Sao Bras has been the summer residence of the Algarvian bishops. Today only the pavillon and the garden of the residence can be visited.


São Brás: Museum of Costumes

São Brás: Museum of Costumes

Behind this impressive facade of the manor house of a former "Corc Baron" the Museu de Traje s located. You can visit here an interesting collectio of local costumes as well as other objects of the rural life.


Sta. Catarina: Manual tile production

Sta. Catarina: Manual tile production


Sta. Catarina:  Preparation of the paste

Sta. Catarina: Preparation of the paste

The clay is first mixed in the desired proportion, before being crushed and crumpled, earning a consistency similar to plasticine. The paste is left to rest for some time in order to gain better consistency, so then it can be molded in various shapes and sizes. This is the only phase in which machines are used to facilitate the process. Until relatively few years all the work of preparing the paste was done exclusively by hand, which besides being very hard work, eventually became unbearable expensive.


Sta. Catarina: Ladrilhos

Sta. Catarina: Ladrilhos

Tiles in various formats. After the installation they require a special treatment.


Cerro Sao Miguel Ansicht 2

Cerro Sao Miguel Ansicht 2

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