Alvor became an important port during the time of the Moorish occupation. It once had its own castle, which was destroyed by the earthquake on 1 November, 1755. King João II died here in 1495, after taking the waters at the spa of Monchique in an attempt to cure his dropsy. What to see. The village itself is a maze of cobbled streets and a 16th-century parish church with a fine Manueline portal featuring a round arch and abstract floral motifs. As well as Alvor beach itself, there are some lovely golden stretches of sand.
Alvor is a small fishing village that has recently grown into a major tourist center. You can still watch the fishermen bring in their catch daily down at the old quay but now there is also a new marina and numerous up-to-date tourist facilities.
The beach of Alvor Praia is one of the longest and flattest in the region and it has lovely soft sand and a dozen beach bar and restaurants.
Alvor, a little village, from the city of Portimão, located on Algarve/Portugal/Europe, this was a small fisherman village with a few houses and lots of small boats entering at the riverside of the village, now still there is some boats, but it because a turistic village, with a main road of bars were it was the fisherman houses , and the small population grown up more than twice, still there was been some sensible from the Chairman of Portimão (contraly to portimão city center) to not build big ugly towers, but smallhouses and some litle 3stage buildings, so when you look to the village you dont see an ungly ciment look.Portimão and its municipality have more to offer though. A rich heritage of historical monuments. The eternal natural beauty of the Ria de Alvor.
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