I love Tavira, it is a beautiful place. To me it is the jewel of the Algarve, and in times past I can imagine it was a grand place in the region, strong in the fishing industry and commerce. Looking at the grand old family houses, now left to ruin I imagine many important and wealthy families once had their homes here.
I came here back in 2003 when we were on holiday in Vilamoura and fell in love with it. I always wanted to come back but never imagined I would end up living here.
|Terapins in the garden fountain|
|Colourful fishing boats line the river|
|The 'beach boat' which takes the 1000s of beach lovers to Ilha da Tavira every summer.|
|A view of the river, with the cockle pickers in the background.|
|Praca da Republica (Town Square)|
|The old Roman bridge|
|Gates of the Moorish castle|
|An old Tavirense house|
|Typical roofs of Tavira|