This river forms part of the Formosa estuary, and goes through the city giving visitors and residents a beautiful view. You can enjoy these views from looking over the rails of the Roman bridge or while having a cold drink at a small bar at the Ribera marketer the Republic Square where the bridge starts or ends (depending on how you look at it). It has inspired painters and poets who admired the waters that were crossed by fishers, the white gulls, the boat rides or just the beautiful sunsets and the buildings that are reflected onto the water. The data is from the Municipal House that can be found in the Republic Square.
Arade River starts in the Sierra de Caldeirão, at an altitude of about 481 meters, and flows into the Atlantic Ocean in the town of Portimão, east of Praia da Rocha. It forms a quite small estuary but it has a high ecological value. It is one of the best preserved estuaries in the Algarve region. The Arade estuary is a protected wildlife area that is composed of wetlands where there are abundant waterfowl, including herons, cormorants, gulls, terns, skylarks, kestrels, etc. You can also take a boat trip upstream on the estuary to observe all of the places, landscapes, flora and fauna (it is a great area for bird lovers). In the city, there is a large bridge that connects the Ferragudo and Portimão shores.