<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="1252"%> Albufeira - Portugal

Algarve region of Portugal

Situated on the extreme South of Portugal, this part of the territory was the last to be conquered from the Moors by the Portuguese king in 1292. Traces of the Moorish presence are still seen in its unique architecture - terraces, chimneys and whitewashed houses.
Once a peaceful fishing village, it keeps its narrow streets in the old town and whitewashed houses perched over a charming beach where, when tourism allows it, you can walk amidst colouful fishing boats ornamented with eyes, animals and stars.  
Shops, bars and restaurants fill every corner, but there are is also the old castle, the buildings which still preserve Moorish arches and interesting churches, like the one of São Sebastião.