Lagos, Portugal

Summer holidays are finally here and we are in Lagos, Portugal!

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We have spent the first couple of days settling into our new home at Casa Mãe and exploring some of the town.

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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.

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Our favourite, of course, is the charming historic centre, which has retained most of its traditional character with its surrounding ancient Moorish walls. 

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Here you’ll find cobbled streets, pastel coloured walls, pretty little shops, picturesque piazzas and churches. 

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Old windows and doors that are a treat to photograph.

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Cafes with people having their bica (espresso).

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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.

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On a lighter note, there are sweet little shops bursting with goodies.

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Linens, pottery, jewellery, bags, sandals, pretty cans of sardines…

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and other essentials…

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Come early morning to avoid the crowds.

15 Comments

  1. 11th July 2017 / 8:24 pm

    Beautiful! Are the green tiles covering the wedge-shaped building made of stone or fired clay? They look almost glassy.

    • 13th July 2017 / 8:09 am

      Hi Sue! You got it, they sure are fired clay which is typical for the region. The green building was absolutely stunning. xx

  2. 31st August 2017 / 8:09 am

    Absolutely beautiful! Especially love the green-tiled like building, very eye catching! Lovely photographs!
    Much love, Caitylis x x
    http://www.caitylis.co.uk

  3. Ally
    31st August 2017 / 9:03 am

    Oh I´m so jealous right now! Portugal is one of my dream country, I really hope I will have a chance to get there. Your pictures are absolutely stunning, I was feeling like I´m already there <3

    Ally,
    http://www.inspo-book.blogspot.com

    • 5th September 2017 / 4:44 pm

      That’s so nice to hear Ally, thank you! I hope you get a chance to go to Portugal soon xx

  4. Jasmin N
    31st August 2017 / 6:10 pm

    That green door, oh my goodness! Everything looks so gorgeous. Would love to visit there one day 🙂

    • 2nd September 2017 / 8:29 am

      I know, right! That green door was stunning and the green tiled building was my favourite as well 🙂

  5. 1st September 2017 / 4:01 am

    These are beautiful photos! I’ve always wanted to visit Portugal! This post makes me want to travel!

  6. helenevlacho
    1st September 2017 / 8:48 am

    Lagos looks so beautiful! I have never been to Portugal but lately i was thinking of a trip to Lisbon.

    • 2nd September 2017 / 8:28 am

      Hi Helene! I hear Lisbon is beautiful and I would love to visit as well, it would probably be a nice city to visit during the winter as well. Thank you for your following, I will definitely come and follow your blog as well ❤️ K x

  7. 1st September 2017 / 12:46 pm

    Hubby and I have been to Porto and Lisbon and absolutely loved them – and I have to admit I have been utterly ignorant of any other destinations. I love the mosaics and street art! I love your travel blogs, they always inspire me to explore more!
    Katja xxx
    http://www.katnapped.com

    • 2nd September 2017 / 8:25 am

      Hi Katja! I would love to see Porto and Lisbon, I keep hearing amazing things about them both. Especially the mosaics in Porto! Thank you for your sweet words, makes me so happy to have inspired you ❤️

  8. 2nd September 2017 / 3:08 pm

    There’s ‘Lagos’ in Portugal? Would never have thought….I’m in Lagos, Nigeria…..The pictures are so beautiful

    • 2nd September 2017 / 9:30 pm

      Thanks 🙏🏻 Yes, and every so often when I wrote Lagos on the map for directions it was taking me to Nigeria 🙂

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