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Property - house divided into apartments, 5 studios,
2 one bedroomed and 2 two bedroomed apartments for 21 guests -Quinta do Monte
would like to introduce to this magnificent country estate house set in 4 acres
of lush gardens, orange groves and sweeping palms. Just three kilometers from
the ocean and the yachting marina and beaches of Vilamoura.
Quinta affords stunning, vast, panoramic views of the countryside and the ocean.
Coming up a charming country lane you enter the main gates into the driveway,
past the tennis courts and landscaped gardens featuring several statues and date
entrance takes you into a comfortable, large and sociable lounge area with French
windows leading onto a large sun terrace with stunning views and ideal for sundowners
followed by al fresco dining.
off the main lounge are the various studios and apartments. Each are en suite
with kitchenette and all have marvellous views. The décor is a mix of modern and
Portuguese with terracotta tiled floors, tasteful features, pictures and ornamentation.
Imagine yourself as a character in an Agatha Christie…..lots of little stairways
and decorated hall.
Enormous pool with sundecks and a very sociable large BBQ
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on the extreme South of Portugal, the area still has Moorish traces seen in the
unique terraces, chimneys and whitewashed houses
reached by Faro Airport, with summer temperatures reaching as high as 28 to 30
degrees centigrade and winter temperatures only dropping to about 12 degrees centigrade,
the area is ideal for playing golf and other sports
a villa in the Algarve is an ideal way to explore the Northern ranges and the
long sandy beaches of the Southern Algarve coastline.
The capital of the district, with a medieval wall and a large number of monuments:
Cathedral (Romanesque-Gothic origin), Nossa Senhora da Assunção Convent (Renaissance),
São Francisco Church (16th-18th centuries). Museums to visit: Infante Dom Henrique,
Regional Ethnographic, Ramalho Ortigão and Antoniano (next to Santo António do
Alto Chapel). Also worthwhile visiting are the beautiful churches of São Pedro
da Misericórdia and Nossa Senhora do Carmo. Roman ruins of
Milreu in the suburbs.
Enclosed within 15th century walls, with its Manueline window, are the magnificent
churches of São Sebastião (Renaissance portals and 17th and 18th century tiles),
Santa Maria or Misericórdia (16th-19th centuries), Santo António (Baroque) and
the very old São João Chapel (8th-9th centuries). Other points of interest: Regional
Museum, Governors’ Palace, Pau da Bandeira Fortress and the old slave market.
Amongst the beautiful houses on the slope stand the mother-church (Manueline),
the Misericórdia Church (with a Baroque retable) and the Senhor do Pé da Cruz
Chapel (17th century). Nearby, look for the famous thermal spa of Monchique and
Fóia for (902 m high), overlooking the hills and the ocean.
The square-shaped flat-roofed houses, with their Moorish-style terraces,
are this fishing town’s ex-libris. Behind the mother-church (17th century) you
will find the Nossa Senhora dos Aflitos Chapel.
In this fishermen’s town, visit the mother-church (14th century, rebuilt
in the 18th century), the Colégio Church (17th century), and the Town Hall. In
the suburbs, the renowned Praia da Rocha (with its Santa Catarina de Ribamar Fortress),
and the Roman ruins of Abicada.
It was here that five centuries ago Prince Henry set up a school of navigation,
which played a crucial role in the Portuguese Discoveries. Apart from the Nossa
Senhora da Graça Chapel, you can visit the magnificent fortress (originally built
in the 14th century, and later altered) and the 15th century rosa-dos-ventos (a
43 m-diameter compass card). Nearby, on the extreme southwestern tip of the European
continent, is Cabo de São Vicente (Romans’ Promontorium Sacrum), opening on to
a vast horizon of sea and sky.
of different times and cultures overlap in this town: the castle and walls are
of Arab origin; the Gothic Cathedral (having undergone several restoration works)
was built on the site of an ancient mosque; the 12th century bridge was built
where formerly stood a Roman bridge. The Cross of Portugal also deserves special
mention (16th century religious sculpture), as well as the following examples
of Manueline motifs: the Nossa Senhora dos Mártires Chapel and the Misericórdia
Church. The Archeology Museum is built around an almost unique Arab water cistern,
dating from the Almohad period.
With its inviting
long beaches, typical roofs and chimneys, this picturesque town offers a beautiful
view over the Gilão river and its Roman bridge. Churches to visit: Santa Maria
do Castelo (13th-18th centuries), Misericórdia (Renaissance), Nossa Senhora das
Ondas (17th century), São José (with Gothic and Manueline elements), São Paulo
and Carmo (17th-18th-centuries). If you are browsing along the Travessa de Dona
Brites, you will see beautiful medieval houses, with Gothic windows and portals.
In the suburbs, in the village of Luz there is a Renaissance church, which has
been a pilgrimage place for many centuries.
Kiss FM Algarve
This station broadcasts in English and Portuguese 95.8 FM and 101.2 FM in the
Algarve areaor on line. Visit
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- Land Area: 92,391 Km2
Voltage: 230Volts European round 2 prong plug
Country Code: +351 (Including
Azores & Madeira)
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