Tavira Municipality

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  • Day16


    July 21 in Portugal

    Unter Tags waren wir heute am Pool und gegen 6 haben wir uns auf den Weg in die Stadt Tavira gemacht. Diese hat uns bis jetzt am besten gefallen. Viele schöne Häuser eine kleine Markthalle mit vorgelagerten Markt am Fluss und ein schöner Burg | Kirchen Komplex. Nun sitzen wir im Rive Gauche und genießen ein lachs Steak und rote Beete als Gruß aus der Küche. #rootebeetelove

  • Day7

    Tavira, Portugal

    February 23 in Portugal

    Today, we decided to take the 2 1/2 hour drive to the far eastern edge of the Algarve, to a beautiful town called Tavira. It is literally a few short miles to the Spanish border. This is a sleepy, relaxed town where we had the best lunch (cod in a creamy potato sauce). After lunch, we strolled the narrow streets and stopped for a coffee sitting by the river. Heavenly! The storks were nesting as we made the drive down. Pictures are not great, as they were shot from the car but if you look closely, you'll see babies in one of the nests!Read more

  • Day5


    February 14 in Portugal

    Today was a day of cathedrals, chapels, bones, and Roman ruins. We drove to Faro, which has a bad name because of its Algarve airport where tons of Europeans flock for warmth and cheap holidays. But it has a really pretty old historic core, where we were back in the routine of churches, museums, and mosaics.

    After lunch,we drove to Estoi, with its Roman ruins and 18th century palace (now a fancy hotel, but the palace gardens are open to all). Really worth a trip.

    Back in Tavira for a special meal in O Castelo (it is Valentine's Day after all). We thought we were choosing salmon or lamb, but we got both! After a decadent chocolate dessert, we took one last river walk and got home to sleep at a decent hour. Tomorrow we move to the west side of this southern coast.
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  • Day2

    In Tavira

    February 11 in Portugal

    About 29 hours after we left the house, we pulled up in our little rental car in front of our hotel in Tavira.

    All the travel went well, and I even got several hours of real sleep stretched out across three seats. Heaven.

    IMO, this is the prettiest town in the Algarve. We are in a hotel on top of a hill with a pretty view down over the town, the river, and the ocean about a km away.

    Joe takes a nap to get over jet lag, but I power through. Did my elliptical workout and now it’s time to go wake up the husband and go find a good supper.Read more

  • Day3

    Cloudy with spotty showers

    February 12 in Portugal

    That's what the weather report said this morning, when we got up at a lazy 9:30 (jet lag and all that). If this is what cloudy with showers looks like in Tavira, I'll take it!

    We spent the morning, what was left of it, and the early afternoon, visiting Tavira. It is a really nice place, though our waiter tonight told us that no one lives in the town anymore. Everyone has moved to the modern parts outside. Shame. We enjoyed a castle, three churches, several cafés, and some nice river walks. As someone who walks the Camino de Santiago every year, I was delighted to see that there is a Camino from here that is now marked and open for business! I particularly liked the 18th century tiles in the Church of Misercordia, whose didactic messages included the admonition to "give shelter to pilgrims," along with feed the hungry, be patient with the mentally weak, clothe the naked, etc.

    In the late afternoon, we hopped in the car and went to the tiny village of Cacela Velha. Wow, just beautiful, with long walks along the estauary or whatever they call that delta part. We ran into lots of English birders talking about cormorants and kingfishers. Lots of French and German RVs hooked up along the water. If I had an RV, I would hook it up here too. It is just lovely. And the food is GREAT! Tuna, octopus, and prawns have been our dinners.

    Tomorrow is a holiday, Fat Tuesday and all that, so we will steer clear of museums and churches, all of which are likely to be closed. Maybe we will take a ferry to the ocean.
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  • Day4

    Day on the Beach

    February 13 in Portugal

    I can't remember the last time (if ever) that I have spent the entire day on a beach. But the temperature was perfect (low 60s), it was sunny, and the beach stretched on and on and on. So we just kept walking!

    We had to take a little ferry from a dock about 4 km outside of town. I had trouble getting there, but since I left my purse back in the hotel room, I learned the route better on the second trip. :-) The island has very little development and no cars. Except for the people at the beginning and the people we found several hours later when we found a restaurant open, the beach was empty. More often than not, we could see no one in either direction.

    We did see an elaborate beach-replenishing operation, involving heavy machinery, a huge boat dumping sand, and hoses spurting huge quantities of water.

    So there are no museum or church highlights today, no monuments or plazas, just one foot after the other for hours and hours and hours. Just me, Joe, millions of birds, and one dead jellyfish.
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  • Day15

    Pousada Convento de Tavira

    October 12, 2016 in Portugal

    Noch einige Innenansichten dieser schönen Pousada.

    Heute war der bisher einzigste Tag, an dem wir abends nicht essen gegangen sind. Weder in der Pousada, noch außerhalb. Heute gab's zum Abendessen nur Obst, ein Vorgeschmack auf meine bevorstehende Diät bis Dezember (kaum Fett, kaum Zucker, kein Alkohol) 🙁🙁🙁

  • Day1894

    Oktober 2016: Portugal + Rothaarsteig

    October 8, 2016 in Portugal

    Monte Gordo / Villa Real de Santo Antonio:
    Der ansehnliche Ortskern von Monte Gordo wird mittlerweile von gar nicht ansehnlichen Hotelburgen in den Schatten gestellt. Dafür gibt es einen direkt zugänglichen Kilometerlangen Sandstrand und Fischerboote, die mit dem Traktor an den Strand gezogen werden. Der Ort Villa Real de Santo Antonio ist interessanter, als der Reiseführer das vermuten lässt. Eine moderne und trotzdem angenehme Fußgängerzone. Ein Jachthafen direkt am Grenzfluss zu Spanien und ein interessanter Wochenmarkt (Donnerstag).

    Wandern am Rio Guadiana: Start und Ziel: Anzinhal, Länge 7,5 km. War eine willkommene Leibesertüchtigung. Unter 10km pro Tag geht gar nicht ...

    Fazit Portugal: Insgesamt ein schöner und harmonischer Urlaub. Die Rundreise war eine schöne Erfahrung. Wir haben fast jeden Abend gut gegessen und viel guten Wein getrunken. Vermutlich haben wir beide noch nie so viel Fisch in einem einzigen Urlaub gegessen.

    Rothaarsteig (Bild 4 + 5): Ich bin dann noch nach dem Portugal Urlaub die letzten Etappen vom Rothaarsteig im Sauerland gewandert.

    Wolfgang am 05.05.2017
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  • Day1

    Tavira mit Rio Gilao

    September 28, 2016 in Portugal

    Meine Süße im Urlaubsmodus 😎😎😎

    Tavira erlebte seine Blütezeit im 15. und 16. Jahrhundert. Das malerische Städtchen wirkt geschäftiger, als es die Einwohnerzahl von 10.0000 vermuten ließe. Der Tourismus ist sanft und wirkt nicht überdreht.

  • Day12


    October 9, 2016 in Portugal

    In unserem "Stammrestaurant"🍷
    Muscheln und Tunfisch sind Klasse. Generell ist Fisch gut.

    Wenn man lieber Fleisch mag, sollte man besser in Toprestaurants (wie Pousadas) essen. Fisch ist aber fast überall gut 🍴🍴

You might also know this place by the following names:

Tavira, Tavira Municipality, Тавира, Ταβίρα, تاویرا, タヴィラ, ტავირა, Тавіра, 塔維拉

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