The Capper Nomads Europe Adventure travel blog

The waterfront

 

The old wall

H the N

The church

Slave Hall

Marina


After a morning of getting settled in the campground we headed down to the nearest town Lagos.

Until the 1755 earthquake Lagos was the administrative capital of the Algarve. Because of its location at the mouth of the Ribeira de Bensafrim many of Portugal’s great explorers set off for the New World. Lagos was also Henry the Navigator’s favoured residence.

Reflecting its history the town has Europe’s first slave market which opened in 1444 which is very similar to the slave market we saw in Charleston. The church and the remains of the once impregnable walls and fortifications are the only other remaining historical monuments still present.

After exploring the narrow streets of the old town still enclosed by the walls we enjoyed a pleasant walk along the palmed lined waterfront to the marina before heading back to base. Daisy of cause had to check out the birds.



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