TAVIRA CASTLE -  Stroll in the gardens or walk along the top of the walls to see a spectacular view of the city.  http://bit.ly/I70WGD

TAVIRA CASTLE - Stroll in the gardens or walk along the top of the walls to see a spectacular view of the city. http://bit.ly/I70WGD

SILVES CASTLE is the largest, most important and best preserved of the Algarve. It was built in the 11th century of red sandstone and mud. http://bit.ly/J4crVT

SILVES CASTLE is the largest, most important and best preserved of the Algarve. It was built in the 11th century of red sandstone and mud. http://bit.ly/J4crVT

The CASTLE OF PADERNE sits in a dominant postion on a hill next to the Quarteira River.  It was built in the late 11th to early 12th centuries by Arabs and considered one of the best examples of Arab military architecture in the Iberian peninsula.  http://bit.ly/JhNHnn

The CASTLE OF PADERNE sits in a dominant postion on a hill next to the Quarteira River. It was built in the late 11th to early 12th centuries by Arabs and considered one of the best examples of Arab military architecture in the Iberian peninsula. http://bit.ly/JhNHnn

FORTE DA PONTA DA BANEIRA,  LAGOS - Keeping watch over the coast and protecting the city of Lagos is the Forte da Ponta da Bandeira (or known by its formal name, Fortress of Nossa Senhora da Penha de França). Built in the late 17th century, the fort completed the defenses of the city.

FORTE DA PONTA DA BANEIRA, LAGOS - Keeping watch over the coast and protecting the city of Lagos is the Forte da Ponta da Bandeira (or known by its formal name, Fortress of Nossa Senhora da Penha de França). Built in the late 17th century, the fort completed the defenses of the city.

FORTELEZA SAGRES - The Forteleza Sagres (also known as Sagres Castle or Fort Sagres) sits atop the Ponta de Sagres, in the southwestern-most point of Portugal. The fortress was built in the 15th century by Prince Henry (right before the Portuguese Discoveries). http://bit.ly/HSROGu

FORTELEZA SAGRES - The Forteleza Sagres (also known as Sagres Castle or Fort Sagres) sits atop the Ponta de Sagres, in the southwestern-most point of Portugal. The fortress was built in the 15th century by Prince Henry (right before the Portuguese Discoveries). http://bit.ly/HSROGu

CASTRO MARIM CASTLE - Built in the thirteenth century by King Afonso III, Castro Marim Castle sits on a high hilltop overlooking the mouth of the Guardiana river. It is considered by scholars as one of the most significant monuments of medieval Portuguese in the region.  http://bit.ly/I4PvTU

CASTRO MARIM CASTLE - Built in the thirteenth century by King Afonso III, Castro Marim Castle sits on a high hilltop overlooking the mouth of the Guardiana river. It is considered by scholars as one of the most significant monuments of medieval Portuguese in the region. http://bit.ly/I4PvTU

The ALCOUTIM CASTLE was built in the 14th century to defend the border from invaders. It sits atop a hill overlooking the Guardiana River and Spain. Inside the walls of the castle are several interesting attractions. http://bit.ly/IQZKHl

The ALCOUTIM CASTLE was built in the 14th century to defend the border from invaders. It sits atop a hill overlooking the Guardiana River and Spain. Inside the walls of the castle are several interesting attractions. http://bit.ly/IQZKHl


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