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Castle of Tavira
“Castelo de Tavira” or the Tavira Castle is located in the parish of Santiago, city of Tavira, district of Faro, in Portugal. In a dominant position over the mouth of the Gilão River, the settlement has developed as an important sea port since antiquity
Ilha de Tavira
Tavira Island is part of the cordon of sandy islands that separate the Ria Formosa from the Atlantic Ocean and is integrated in the Natural Park area, being the only one of these islands with arboreal vegetation.
Considered one of the best in Southern Europe, the beach is located at the east end of a huge sand, surrounded by a calm and warm sea, accessed by boat from Tavira, one of the most beautiful cities in the Algarve.
Built around the remains of an Islamic-era structure, this small 21st-century museum exhibits impressive Islamic pieces discovered in various excavations around the old town. One of the most important finds on display is the Tavira vase, an elaborate ceramic work with figures and animals around the rim.
It is difficult to find in Portugal, as well as in Tavira, the historical elements that make up a city in the Atlantic-Mediterranean estuary, with forms that have often been assimilated overseas and reproduced locally.
Tavira is a small town on the Algarve coast of Portugal. It extends along the Gilão River, which reaches the sea through the entrances to the lagoons of the Ria Formosa Natural Park. Tavira Island has a long sandy beach and salt flats that attract flamingos, spoonbills and other wading birds. In the center, the medieval castle of Tavira offers views of the city.
Ria Formosa is the largest wetland in Southern Portugal. The wetland is created by a complex of barrier islands, which form a chain of dunes that protect it from the sea. Apart from dunes and mudflats, the main habitats are reedbeds, saltpans, ponds, scrubland and Pine woods.
Ria Formosa is a congregation area for thousands of wintering waders, such as Oystercatchers, Avocets, Dunlins, and Little Stint, amongst others.
Barril beach is one of the beaches on the island of Tavira, located west of Santa Luzia, close to the small tourist village Pedrasd’El-Rei, a few kilometers southeast of Tavira and west of the island of Tavira
Ria Formosa is a marshland located in the Algarve province of Portugal, which extends through the municipalities of Loulé, Faro, Olhão, Tavira and Vila Real de Santo António, covering an area of about 18,400 hectares over 60 km from the beach from Ancão to Manta Rota beach.