Villa For Sale In Alcantarilha Portugal
This South facing two storey 3 Bed Villa For Sale In Alcantarilha Portugal offers sea views and situarted near Armacao de Pera beach. The property is also situated in a very quiet area, where the access streets are used by the respective owners, Also the property is located near amenities and just 5 to 10 minutes drive from two golf courses and
Villa For Sale In Alcantarilha Portugal Details:
- 2 en-suite Bedrooms situated on the first floor with access to a large balcony with sea views
- 1 en-suite bedroom situated on the ground floor
- Bathroom situated on the ground floor
- 1 Bathroom
- Laundry room
- Living and dining room with fireplace
- Air conditioning
- Fully equipped kitchen with an island
- Large terrace with access to the pool and BBQ area
- Swimming Pool
- Solar panels
- Double glazing
- South facing
- Energy Rating A
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Silves is an enchanting town littered with orange and lemon trees, sitting on the banks of the Arade River. There is history everywhere you look in Silves, to remind you of its affluent and bold past as a Moorish capital.The importance of Silves lay in the fact that it was the main access to the inland areas of the Algarve.
The most prominent monument is Castelo de Silves, which is now the best preserved castle in the Algarve. The castle and the Cathedral beside it are sitting on the hilltop above the town. They are also the first buildings you see as you approach Silves.
Silves has a very pretty central square, Praça do Municipio. With palms and flowers, beautiful gardens, and a newly paved river front. If you would like to improve your fitness a little there is an exercise area which also has a ‘Life Trail Wellness Stations.
The municipal market building is also located on the main street opposite the river. Along this same street are numerous cafes with outside seating offering lovely river views. Within the town there are cobbled streets, cafes and shops. There are also some beautiful buildings from the times when Silves was a rich merchant’s town. There are also remnants of the old walls which include the tower which now houses the municipal library.
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.
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.
The grapes that are used to make Port wine are grown in the mountainous Upper Douro region of Porto. This protected region is the only place in the world that can produce authentic Port.
Vila Nova de Gaia also has the Zoo Santo Inácio. The zoo brings awareness of wildlife protection and animal welfare. All animals live according to their original environment by providing them the best conditions for living healthy.
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.