Summer holidays are finally here and we are in Lagos, Portugal!
We have spent the first couple of days settling into our new home at Casa Mãe and exploring some of the town.
Lagos is a little white-washed, port town on the Western Algarve coastline, with a glittering turquoise bay, cobbled streets and endless seafood to last you for days.
Our favourite, of course, is the charming historic centre, which has retained most of its traditional character with its surrounding ancient Moorish walls.
Here you’ll find cobbled streets, pastel coloured walls, pretty little shops, picturesque piazzas and churches.
Old windows and doors that are a treat to photograph.
Cafes with people having their bica (espresso).
Many statues and monuments dotted around the town commemorating many of Portugal’s great explorers from the past that set off for the New World.
Europe’s first slave market dating from 1441, and now an art gallery located in Rossio da Trindade.
On a lighter note, there are sweet little shops bursting with goodies.
Linens, pottery, jewellery, bags, sandals, pretty cans of sardines…
and other essentials…
Come early morning to avoid the crowds.