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Fortaleza de Cacela

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Fortaleza de Cacela

82 Reviews
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Embrace the magic of the East Algarve during a guided day trip to Faro, Olhao, Tavira, and Cacela Velha, leaving from the Algarve region. This tour visits the charming Old Town in Faro, the elegant capital of the Algarve. Explore architecture like Tavira Castle, a ruin considered to be from the Neolithic era. Then, enjoy free time to relish the mellow atmosphere in the fishing town of Olhão. Finally, pass by the Gilão River and absorb panoramic views in Cacela Velha, where your tour concludes.
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Taxidevil wrote a review Mar 2020
Glasgow, United Kingdom2,974 contributions836 helpful votes
Cacela Velha is so lovely and well worth a visit but it would be lovely if the fortress was open to visitors - it wasn't when we visited in February. Still very god for photos.
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Date of experience: February 2020
Andy-S60 wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom1,779 contributions578 helpful votes
Fabulous looking fortress ... from the outside. That’s because it is locked up and you can’t get inside to the presumably spectacular coastal views from over the old battlements. Such a great opportunity lost. It looks wonderful, tempting, and almost ‘wanderlustful’ enough to just risk it and climb over the walls to peek inside, but at the risk of getting shot, and my wife having to find her own way home to Blighty, I resisted. Go on Algarve tourism, open it to visitors!!
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Date of experience: February 2020
Garden3 wrote a review Oct 2018
Sandy, United Kingdom479 contributions229 helpful votes
Lovely place to visit for an hour or so. Spectacular views from the fort. Plenty of free parking but fills up quickly in the summer months due to people going to the beach.
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Date of experience: August 2018
ted k wrote a review Jul 2018
Bristol, Connecticut51 contributions15 helpful votes
What a quaint and exciting beach to visit. The walk to the shore is different and rewarding. Enjoy a drink and bite to eat when you walk off at the offerings in town, you will not be disappointed. The fort and church are lovely
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Date of experience: July 2018
Jochen K wrote a review Jul 2017
Buchs St. Gallen, Switzerland955 contributions80 helpful votes
Inevitably on your way around Cacela velha you'll pass by the old fortress. Once beeing used in summer by the King of Portugal, also rumoured to have been home to some pirates ages ago, it now hosts the tax and border police and is this - unfortunately - not open for visitors. The location is great - turning east one can see Spain and - at night - the lighthouse fire of Vila Real Sto Antonio, on the portugese side of the border to Spain. Towards the west, you see the Rio Formosa and in the distance Cabanas.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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