Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Tavira, Portugal

Tavira is located way down south within the Algrave's eastern region.  This place too is a charming little town with ruins of a hilltop castle, an old Roman bridge and it's loaded with gothic and renaissance churches. Talk about church over load. This place too was once ruled by both the Moors and Romans. The seven arched bridge was built by the Romans. During the 17th and 18th century, this little port town was the link to Morocco, it being so close to it.  At one point you were able to purchase Moroccan carpets here. This place was hit hard two times: first with the plague of 1645, then in 1755 a major earthquake struck here.

This is a neat little fishing town/village. Great for walking around and running into something acient which I'm not used to seeing back home.




















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