Studio Apartment With Sea Views in Alvor
This Studio Apartment With Sea Views in Alvor is situated near the beach of the 3 brothers in Alvor. The property is just a short walk to the beach and 40 minutes to Faro Airport.
Studio Apartment With Sea Views in Alvor Details:
- 1 Bathroom
- Fully equipped Kitchenette
- Indoor Communal Pool
- Turkish Bath
- Air conditioning
- Private condominium
- ENERGY RATING: D
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Faro offers much more than just a landing point in Portugal. The area is also full of shops, restaurants, cafes, theatres, and galleries. Faro also offers great beaches and the Ria Formosa nature reserve.
From Faro marina you will find Porta Nova pier where you can also catch a ferry to the ilha beaches. The boat ride through the Ria Formosa is a 30 minute trip each way.
On the streets you will find many cafes and restaurants around the old town. As you move further away from the water front, you will also find modern office and apartment blocks.
Old town of Faro
The history of Faro is reflected in the sights and monuments amongst the old town. Faro’s city centre has many parts which have now been pedestrianised.
The airport in Faro is the main international airport of southern Portugal. Faro bus and train stations are located in the centre of Faro
The Bone Chapel
The strangest historic monument in Faro, is the Capela Dos Ossos. In this chapel, the bones of 1,000 monks line the walls. The bones actually provide the artistic design.
Praia de Faro
Praia De Faro is the main beach of Faro and stretches for about 5 kilometres. The beach is located near the airport and the natural park of Ria Formosa. There is a bridge to the beach, so it is possible to reach it by car or by bus.
Eduardo VII Park
Eduardo VII Park is the largest park in the centre of Lisbon. The park also offers hedges and nice walkways. Here you will find the hothouse with the its exotic plants. Also the greenhouse which is filled with tropical plants. In the greenhouse you will also find ponds, and endless varieties of palms and also some cactus.
Lisbon metro is the fastest way to travel around the city. There are four metro lines which cover a total of 46 km and have 55 metro stations. The first service of the day is at 6:30 am and the last service of the night is at 1:00 am. Some minor stations close at 9:30 pm. There is a departure every 6-12 minutes.
The metro is the best way to travel from Lisbon airport to the city centre. It is also the best way to travel throughout Lisbon. Tickets for the metro can be purchased at a ticket machine. The ticket machines also provide instructions in multiple languages. The machines operate in English, French, Spanish and Portuguese.
Walking in Lisbon
Walking is one of the best ways to experience the old quarters. Several viewpoints offer stunning views over the city. The old trams are also a good way to tour the city.
Lisbon’s trams are part of the public cities public transport network. The trams cover the areas of the city where there is no access to the metro. Along with the main public transport routes there is a selection of tourist tram tours.
There are five tram routes with 58 trams. These trams operate across a combined distance of 48 km. Many people assume that Lisbon’s trams are just for tourists.
Locals still use them today and are their main transport throughout the city.
Tuk Tuk Tours
A tuk tuk tour is a great way of seeing the city with kids without it being boring for them.
Santos / 24 Julho / Docks
Santos, Avenida 24 de Julho and the Docks were formerly Lisbon’s port area.
The area is where there used to be old warehouses, but changed in the 1990’s. The docs are now know for its pop and mainstream music. Here you will also find some of the best restaurants, bars and discos.
All the riverfront bars and restaurants overlook the small marina.
This child-sized city is the best way to keep the kids busy on a rainy day in Lisbon. Young visitors can play at being grownups and try out occupations. Children will be able to be a grown up for a day and have play money to shop with
A day trip to Lisbon’s zoo will offer you big cats, primates, a reptile house, and dolphin shows. You can also see the park by riding on the zoo’s miniature train.
Lisbon’s largest climbing centre is down by the river. The wall is 400 square metres and is a paradise for keen climbers of all ages
The Hippo trip is a city tour that then plunges into the waters of the Tagus. The vehicle is also a boat that enters the water to the sound of 2001: a Space Odyssey.
Children’s Sailing Trip
On this tour kids can be the captain of the boat. Children can also sit behind the wheel cruising the Tagus river. You can also relax and spend time with your family on this private sailing experience.
Pop Cereal is the first place in Lisbon dedicated only to breakfast cereals. A good choice for breakfast, afternoon snacks or even desserts. At Pop Cereal you can combine the cereals with other cereals as well as with sweets. There are more than 100 different cereals to choose from.
A water sport should be at the top of your list of things to do in Lisbon. Surf, or kite surf is most popular in Lisbon Your local teacher will take you to the best beaches and introduce you to any of these sports safely. If you’re already experienced have a great time surfing some of the best waves in Europe.
Public toilets in Lisbon are few and far between. Train, metro and bus stations generally have public toilets. You can also enter a cafe or bar. If you just want to use the washroom order a coffee or water.
Porto and the River Douro are on the Gaia side, where the Port Wine lodges are located. The city of Porto is now becoming a popular tourist destination. There is a lot to see and do in Porto.
Porto is situated along the Costa Verde where you will find sandy beaches. Along this coastline are beach resorts, including Espinho, Vila do Conde, Povoa de Varzim and Costa Nova.
Close to Porto are the small beaches of the Foz district, while the largest sandy beach is the Praia de Matosinhos.
Cable Car In Porto
A great way to see the Port wine area in Vila Nova de Gaia is to take the cable car from the top of the town. From the town the car travels down to Cais de Gaia, on the river bank.
The cable car was built between March 2009 and April 2011. The upper station puts you close to the Metro station. Here you can either take a tram across the river to Porto city centre, or you can walk across the bridge.