Vila do Bispo is an area and village located in the south of the Algarve, Portugal.
The village offers its visitors attractions such as the Igreja Matriz Church, dating back to the 15th century; several streets in the old city centre; the Fonte Garden, where it’s possible to find a peculiar fountain built in 1887; and the Interpretation Centre, a space hosting culture and providing information about the history and culture of the Vila do Bispo area. Two kilometers far from here lies Raposeira, placed inhabited by D. Henrique, first King of Portugal. There also stands the Ermida de Guadalupe Shrine (14th-15th centuries).
This area is also home to excellent beaches, such as the Praia do Castelejo Beach, and picturesque locations such as the village of Sagres, with one of the most impressing landscapes of the Algarve. It boasts an interesting fortress and a harbour considered the most southerly one in Portugal. Stands out also the Costa Vicentina Nature Park, an excellent destination for those passionate about nature.
Vila do Bispo is known as the Barnacle Capital, so seafood-lovers shouldn’t miss the chance to visit this area.
It also has the largest concentration of menhirs in all the Iberian Peninsula.
Along the Costa Vicentina, around 80 kilometres of preserved coast, it is possible to arrive to Aljezur.
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