Popular Accommodations in Lagos
- Beach holiday
- Church Igreja do Santo António
- Places of interest Hafenviertel
- Zoo of Lagos
- Fresh fish from the market
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Vacation rentals in Lagos
A holiday apartment in the beautiful old town of Lagos is the perfect starting point to spend some enjoyable hours in the pubs in the evening. But there are also some apartments at the harbour. If your top priority is a beach holiday, then rent a vacation rental right on the beach, where you can jump into the refreshing floods early in the morning.The choice of accommodation is huge
Lagos is well prepared for countless guests. You can find private apartments, but you can also book a studio in an apartment house. The apartment complexes are mostly equipped with a pool and are located not far from the beaches. A vacation rental with garden offers you a lot of peace and a wonderful relaxation room in your own garden.
Vacation in Lagos
Location and orientation
Lagos is a port city in Portugal located on the Algarve coast. The most famous southwestern point of Europe, Cabo de São Vicente, is only 30 kilometres from Lagos. At this corner point of Europe you look out from a steep coast far to the sea and can sometimes even see dolphins. If you want to explore the surroundings of Lagos, a car is highly recommended. Because with it the most beautiful coastal towns can be easily reached.Many roads lead to Lagos
The nearest airport in Faro is about 85 kilometres from Lagos. From the airport in Lisbon you can drive about three hours by car to your holiday destination. Lagos also has a railway station served from Faro. You also have the opportunity to travel to the city in the Algarve by intercity bus.
Travelers and Activities
The four kilometre long main beach of Lagos is not far from the marina. In addition, there are some small beaches between rocky cliffs on the southern edge of the city. This is also where the Ponta da Piedade begins, a rocky peak crossed by bizarre bays that offer a spectacular view over the bay of Lagos.The holiday resort for night owls
In Lagos there are countless bars and pubs that are open until the early hours of the morning and offer a varied setting for celebrating to a young and drinking public. These can be found especially in the old town, but also close to the harbour and the beach promenade.
The bay of Lagos was already settled by the Carthaginians in the 4th century B.C. to cultivate wine and olives. Before that, the Greeks and Phoenicians used the region for its rich stock of sardines, tunas and crabs.
Top 5 travel tips
Stroll through the town to the Republic Square, where there used to be a slave market. The Praça da República tells of a dark chapter in Portugal's history when kidnapped black Africans were tied to the arcades and offered for sale. Today a monument to Henry the Navigator has been erected on the square, which initiated the voyages of discovery along the West African coast.2. Magnificent art treasures in the church
The church Igreja do Santo António hides behind a simple facade a lavishly furnished interior in baroque style. Particularly worth seeing are the gilded baroque altar, the trompe-l'il ceiling, the carving in the choir and the azulejos on the walls. In addition, there are some remarkable gilded wooden statues to be seen. There is even more sacred art in the adjacent Museu Municipal, where coins, archaeological finds and mosaic fragments are exhibited.3. To the harbour and the promenade
Right next to the former governor's palace you will find the old city gate and the Fort Ponta da Bandeira behind it, which was responsible for defending the port in the 17th century. Take a look at the "Avenue of Discoveries" with its pretty yachts and fishing boats moored by the river Bensafrim. Walk on to the harbour complex and visit the fish hall from 1924 as well as the palm-decorated promenade, which invites you to stroll.4. The Tiergarten offers hours of variety
The Lagos Zoo is located a few kilometres outside the city on the site of a former farm. It is home to around 350 species, including many birds, especially hornbills, but also turtles, cobras, coatis and monkeys. A special feature is the nocturnal Lyle flying dog enclosure, which you can visit at Lagos Zoo.5. Get fresh fish from the market
An absolute must is to enjoy freshly grilled sardines with salad and bread, a dish you can get at the port. In the market hall you will also find an incomparably large selection of freshly caught seafood, which you can prepare ideally on the grill in your holiday home.