Tavira Points of Interest
Tavira: Old city
Aerial view to the old city of Tavira, the river Gilão and the so called "Roman Bridge"
Tavira: Convento da Graça
The former monastery "Convento de Nossa Sra. da Graça" is situated in the opper town of Tavira within the areal of the ancient Moorish castle.It The historical buildinghas been converted to a hotel, the Pousada de Tavira.
Pousada de Tavira: Cloistered Courtyard
View to the lavedishly retored courtyard of the fromer monastery. Nowadays its serves as shadowy hideay for the guests of the hotel during the hot summerd days.
Tavira: Igreja de Santa Maria do Castelo1
View from the garden of the castle to the nearby church Sta. Maria, situated inside the former walls of the castle. The church has been built in the 13th Century on the foundations of a mosque and almost completely destroyed by the earthquake of 1755.
Torre de Tavira
The old water tower was built in 1931 on the height of Santa Maria near the Moorish castle to supply water to the entire city of Tavira. It is now hosting the first and only Camera Obscura in the Algarve. The Camera Obscura, installed in the renovated tower of Tavira, offers spectacular panoramic views over the city of Tavira with its many points of interest, to the Gilao river and the lagoon system of the Ria Formosa.
Torre de Tavira: Câmara Obscura
Today the tower is a real tourist attraction. The installation of a mirror system on rooftop has converted is to a lookout point, offering a 360° panoramic to the city and its surroundings.
Torre de Tavira: Planetary System
Tavira: Câmara Municipal
View to the Square Praça da República and the town hall of Tavira
Tavira: Roman Bridge
The paved way of the "Roman Bridge" is only used by pedestrians. On the riverside you can see samples of 18th Century architecture, after Tavira was rebuilt following the 1755 earthquake.
Tavira: Galeria de Arte
Tavira: Igreja da Misericordia
Tavira: Igreja de Santiago
Tavira: Igreja São José
Tavira: Pousada de Juventude
Tavira: museum of tuna fishing
Views from the ferry between Quatro Aguas and Tavira island to the Museu da Antiga Armação de Pesca do Atum