This viewpoint is just above the Plaza 25 de Abril, with a view of the Fishermen's Beach (Praia de Pescadores). It is named after a great Portuguese naval officer, navigator and historian, and was built in 1898.
From the bell tower of the Faro Cathedral one can enjoy the best views of the city, as it is one of the tallest buildings in the town and has a perfect location, just a few meters from the sea. To access the belfry you have to pay the admission to visit the cathedral, 3 €, and walk up a few steps, but it's worth it. Up top are some binoculars which you can use to get a closer look at the lagoon, and the bells are within hands reach.
At the end of the promenade along the beach of Armacao de Pera, lies what was once Fort San Antonio de Pedra da Gale, more frequently referred to as Fortaleza and Armacao de Pera. It was originally built in the 15th Century as a defensive building. In the 18th Century, it was enlarged and strengthened for the defense of the continued pirate attacks. Nowadays, there is not much left of the fort, only the chapel which was built in honor of its patron saint, so it has been renovated into a viewpoint from where you can enjoy views of the beach.
After a bit of a climb through the mountains of Monchique, you'll come across a spectacular lookout point at the highest place in the Algarve. It's a strategic place for communications, a windy place, and though distant, we have stunning views of the sea. The summit is the one of the most interesting trips you can make inside the Algarve. This is the last of the viewpoints you have once you've reached the summit.
The village of Castro Marin sits in a hollow protected by 2 hills where there are paths (the Castle and Fort San Sebastian ) with their respective walls. You can take a walk through the parapet of the wall surrounding the castle, and see 360 ° around the landscape, which is part of the Nature Reserve Sapal . From here there are great views of the mouth of the Guadiana, Guadiana International Bridge of enjoy by Revellín Hill that is directly in front of Fort San Sebastian , and the courtyard of the castle itself and its wall cubes. We can also see the typical white houses of the people at our feet and Mother Church.
This viewpoint, consisting of a platform just below the Fort of Santa Catarina, offers stunning views of the ocean, the beach of Rocha and Portimao Marina. From here there is also a good view of Fort San Juan de Arade (located just across the river in Ferragudo). This is the perfect location to watch the sun go down.
This place with the Castle and the Castle Garden (Jardim do Castelo) was acquired in 1938 by the city of Tavira. They planned to create a viewpoint, using the unique panoramic view over the city in those years when the buildings were seen less and reached the sea. Today from there you can see the church domes, the Castle Gardens and the roofs of the modern city of Tavira - green mixed with nature, red shingles and blue of the sky. Tavira has hundreds, if not thousands, of viewpoints, each dome, each tower, each terrace, each becomes one.
The upper area of the promenade (Avenue of the Discoveries) is known as Chao Queimado. Here there's a great view of the bay and the beaches of Lagos (awarded Blue Flag). Most of these beaches have pedestrian access only as the coast is very steep, and are joined by a path, to go down to the beaches there are usually an endless number of stairs. On this esplanade viewpoint is the Monument to San Gonzalo of Lagos (patron of the city).
Avenue Market has a 3rd floor terrace, which is actually the roof. From here you can admire stunning panoramic views across the promenade, the fishing port and the river mouth to the ocean. In addition, this terrace is also one of the entrances to the food market, the uptown area. From here you can get very comfortably to the Living Science Center (interactive science museum) and the Church of San Sebastian (a must).