Vila Real de Santo António: Marina on the Guadiana river
The town of Vila Real de Santo António is located on the border of the Algarve to Spain, only a few miles from the estuary mouth of the Guadiana river. This areal view depicts the geometric structure of the town, that has been completely rebuilt after the earthquake of 1755.
Vila Real de Santo António: Quay on the Guadiana river
This is the place where the boats take off to the river cruises. A view back to the quay and promenade of Vila Real.
Vila Real de Santo Antóniol: Promenade and marina
View to the marina of Vila Real d.S.A. and the promenade "Avenida da Republica"along the shore of the Guadiana river. The marvellous fassades have been restored carefully.
Vila Real de Santo António: Ferry boat to Ayamonte
The ferry boat is the only direct connection between Vila Real d.S.A. and Ayamonte on the Spanish border. The next road bridge is situated a few miles upriver near Castro Marim, and the railway "Linha do Algarve" ends in Vila Real.
Vila Real de Santo António
Town house with art nouveau façade on the promenade along the Guadiana river near the marina.
Vila Real de Santo António: Av da Republica
View to the generous promenade along the banks of the Guadiana river. The small marina and the quay for the ferry boat to Ayamonte and the river cruises are located here.
Vila Real de Santo Antóniol: Hotel Guadiana
The hotel is located on the "Avenida da Republica", the promenade along the Guadiana river. The art-nouveau fassade is one of the architectural highlights of the town. The hotel, opened in the twenties of the last century is said to be the first in the entire Algarve.