Olhão Waterfront

Image gallery of the waterfront of the old fishing town Olhão in the Eastern Algarve along the lagoon of the Ria Formosa


Olhão: Aerial view

Olhão: Aerial view

 

© A Terceira Dimensão - Fotografia Aérea


Olhão:  Hotel

Olhão: Hotel


Olhão: Water taxi

Olhão: Water taxi


Olhao-marina-3

Olhao-marina-3


Olhao-marina-4

Olhao-marina-4


Olhão: Marina

Olhão: Marina


Olhão: Water taxi

Olhão: Water taxi


Olhão: Market Hall

Olhão: Market Hall

Promenade of Olhão with the two modern market halls at Av. 5 de Outubro, the main street of Olhão.


Olhão: water front of the municipal market

Olhão: water front of the municipal market


Olhão: Bom Successo

Olhão: Bom Successo

Replica of a historic boat anchored in front of the promenade. In 1808 a revolt against the troops of Napoleon started in Olhao, resulting in the end of the French occupation of the entire Algarve. 17 men from Olhao embarked on the boat Bom Successo to Brazil to inform King Joao VI that the kingdom of Algarve was restored.


Olhao Bom Successo

Olhao Bom Successo


Olhão: Pier

Olhão: Pier

The Quay is located at the end of the promenade near the fishing port. This is the place where the ferry boats, excursions and water taxis to the Ria Formosa and its islands embark.


Olhão:  Taxi boats tarifs

Olhão: Taxi boats tarifs

Price table for the taxi boats departing from the quay at the eastern end of the promenade near the fishing port.


Olhão:  TWater Taxi

Olhão: TWater Taxi

Water taxis commute between the marina of Olhão and the islands of the Ria Formosa


Olhão:  Taxi boats

Olhão: Taxi boats

These taxi boats commuting between Olhao and the islands of the Ria Formosa are the fastest way to get to the neighbouring islands Ilha da Culatra and Ilha da Armona.


Olhão: Harbour

Olhão: Harbour

This interesting boat tour starts and ends at the harbour of Olhão, hosting a booming industry of canned fish in the mid of the last Century. From more than 80 companies in 1950 only two survived until today due to the cut-throat competition of the deep-frozen fish.


Olhão: Entry to the fishing port

Olhão: Entry to the fishing port


Olhão: Shipyard near the fishing port

Olhão: Shipyard near the fishing port


Olhão: Tide mill

Olhão: Tide mill


Olhão: Cerro de São Miguel

Olhão: Cerro de São Miguel

View from the Ria Formosa to Olhão and the Cerro São Miguel (410 m), the highest elevation in the Serra de Monte Figo.


Olhão: Ria Formosa

Olhão: Ria Formosa

Panoramic view of the coast of the lagoon and the town Olhão in the background

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