Located a short drive at the eastern part of Faro Airport, Olhão is a beautiful fishing docks reminiscent of the usual North African villages crossways the ocean in Morocco.
Furthermore, the oddity of its structural design gave it a Moorish look, even though the town only appears as lately as the 18th century.
Famous for its white rectangular shaped houses with terraced tops, Olhão was the sight of a historic revolution in opposition to the French occupying force in 1808. Subsequent the French actions, the Olhao fishermen launched a small ship called as a caíque crossway the Brazil from Atlantic sea to spread the information to the King João VI, who afterward approved them a town agreement.
The best sight over Olhao is from the Baroque Nossa Senhora do Rosário township cathedral’s bell tower peak, constructed on the Praça da Restauração from 1681 to 1698. Nonetheless, from position, the slim, pedestrianized roads of the old district wind along to the riverside where the vivacious market is located.
Not far away. Water taxis and ferries connect Olhão to the relaxing offshore beaches of Farol, Culatra and Armona, which structured the component of the adjacent bank called as the ilhas.
Quinta de Marim, shaping part of the Natural Park of Ria Formosa, is situated at one kilometer at the eastern part of Olhão dock is a protected district featuring a mixture of flora and fauna. However, a display of fishing and agricultural techniques includes the remnants of a production plant of the Roman and an unique tidal mill which build since the Middle Ages. Hiring a car is recommended for the optimal travel around Olhao.
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