This square, old Plaza de Armas is a very nice place, but at the time we were there they were doing archaeological excavations and it was somewhat chaotic. The Municipal Museum of Archaeology is there and the former Sacred Art Museum of San Vicente Church. Another of the monuments that's really worth mentioning is the Clock Tower (Torre do Relógio), which dominates the Square of the Republic.
From the Palácio Belmarco continue down until you reach the Largo de São Francisco, where the walls are. We entered the old town through a gate next to the Castle, and from there, down Rua do Trem to arrive at Cathedral Square. The square is very large and is paved. In the center is a sculpture on a pedestal dedicated to Bishop Francisco Gomez do Avelar. Without doubt, the most significant aspect of the square is the Cathedral, it's well worth a visit, because apart from the church, you can climb the bell tower and visit the museum. Other buildings on the perimeter of the square are the Seminary and the Episcopal Palace. Just behind the seminar is the iconic Arco da Vila, which takes you outside the Vila Adentro.
Bordering the historic center of Faro is Largo de São Francisco, a vast square containing the walls, castle, San Francisco Church and one of the gateways to the Vila Adentro (called Arco do Repouso). The square has a huge ornamental fountain that's very modern and excellent views of the Ria Formosa, if you continue down the outside of the wall there is the Observation Center of the estuary.
This large square with an impossible name to say, comes from Arabic hence its name, because the town where Silves is located was for at least five centuries ruled by Arabs, hence the name of the area - Al-garve. This place is very close to the bridge under which the river flows and which serves as a gateway to the city and where as it is stated on one of the large plaques in Arabic and Portuguese that it was once ruled by Al Mouhatamid who reigned in Seville as well and died in Marrakech. In this beautiful place we find beautiful gardens filled with fountains, palm trees and pomegranates, and which also houses the original structure that the Tourist Information offices are in. From these gardens in the lower and central parts of the city you can see there from the top of the hill great views of the castle "Al Hamra" also of Arabic origins.
The Alameda da Praça da República is a starting point for visiting the city of Portimão. It is a very big square where there is an underground parking lot which connects the main pedestrian and shopping streets of the city. At one end there is a garden with a playground, and the monument to Mayor Nuno Mergulhão. On the north side, facing the fountain, is the College Church of the Jesuits (in the year 1660 this College Church was declared Property of Public Interest), and next to it the Board of Portimão and Freguesía Gallery Diogo Gonçalves (which has one of the most important collections of modern paintings of the Algarve). In a side street (Rua Diogo Tomé) is a small stretch of wall protected by glass. Going up the Avenida João de Deus one can find the Mother Church.
This square is situated on the banks of Rio Gilao and the Roman Bridge where you can cross to the north bank of the river, gather around the old and elegant homes in the area. If we go south we find the old Marché of Ribeira (Mercado de la Ribera), which has become an important commercial center. This square contrasts with its modern style with old churches, towers, domes and medieval walls that surround it. It is surrounded by a stage and semicircular stone steps for public performances that are held. At its center there is the monument to the soldiers of the First World War.
This square is named after April 25 when one of the most important festivals in Portugal is celebrated, it marks the Carnation Revolution of 1974 that ended the Salazar dictatorship that had existed since 1926. In this square is the escalator that leads to the quiet and serene Fishermen beach (Praia de Pescadores). The data are from the Municipality of Albufeira.
In my opinion, this is one of the most beautiful squares in Lagos in Algarvia. Not too long ago, the area experienced a pleasant humanization and there is a large
monument of the figure who discovered the area, the eminent Infante D . Henrique who is known as Infante de Sagres. At the bottom of the monument and a few meters wide is a large rectangular pond. On one side of the square stands the beautiful parish church of St. Mary which is a neoclassical temple of a nave with three side chapels and a sacristy dating from the fifteenth century. All are very close to the main artery, and next to the Plaza de Gil Eanes and fort of Lagos.
This small and well kept square, opposite the Church of St. Joseph Hospital or the Holy Spirit (Igreja de Sào José do Hospital or do Espírito Santo), has large palm trees, flowering begonias and a central statue in tribute to the famous Dr. Augusto Da Silva Carvalho, ve was a great doctor, teacher, scholar and publicist born in 1861 and died in 1957.
Manuel Teixeira Gomez Square is in the area of the banks and has the name of the writer and 7th President of the First Portuguese Republic. A few steps from Judice Biker street, is the house where he was born and lived. The square is large on the banks of the River Arade and has so much atmosphere as it's full of terraces, cafes and traditional bakeries, where you can taste typical sweets and handicrafts, such as the "Don Rodrigo" and the "Morgados". In the center there's a huge fountain at ground level (that children use like a swimming pool) and one infant car rental (karts). This square connects with Visconde Bívar Garden.
Gil Eannes Square is the most central and important part of Lagos as most of the pedestrian and shopping streets of the city converge here (it's very lively and busy). Also in this square is the Town Hall (within which is the tourist information office) and a representative statue of King Sebastião. The square is named after Gil Eannes, an important fifteenth century navigator, the first who managed to get to the African Cabo Bojador.