Lagos, Portugal

After a pleasant visit in Porto, we traveled south towards Lagos, with the sun leading the way.

About midway through our drive, we stopped to visit the Monastery of Batalha (Mosteiro da Batalha) in central Portugal.

Batalha Monastery

Batalha Monastery

Batalha Monastery

Western Facade of Batalha Monastery.  Statue of Nuno Alvares Pereira.

This massive monastery was built to commemorate the Battle of Aljubarrota in 1385.  Taking almost two centuries to construct, this Gothic structure is a marvel.  It was a fascinating stop on our journey to Lagos.

Lagos is located in the Algarve, Portugal’s southernmost region.  The Algarve is a popular tourist destination known for its sandy beaches, great golf courses, and picturesque coastline.  Lagos is one of the most visited areas in the Algarve.  It is a historic seafaring town, dating back some 2000 years.  Although our visit was brief, we managed to soak in some sun and a bit of the charm from this attractive, seaside town.  Here are the highlights in photos…

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With its cobbled streets, coastal character, and relaxed vibe, Lagos is a wonderful  place to relax (although I hear it has a vibrant nightlife, especially in summer).

Old City Walls

Old City Walls (Constructed in the 16th Century)

Lagos Marina

Lagos Marina

Ponta de Piedade

Dramatic Cliffs of Ponta de Piedade.

Just hanging around

“Local Line Up”

Obrigado, Lagos…for some much-needed sun!

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