Algarve

Capital:
Faro
84°F (29°C)
Local time: Fri 6:49 PM
Portugal's southernmost region on the Atlantic coast. The most visited and least typical region of the country. In this part of Portugal, there were virtually no buildings older than the middle of the XVIII century, because the surroundings of Lagos were badly damaged due to the devastating earthquake of 1755. And the fact that it survived and was created later was clearly marked by the long presence and influence of Islam, because in 711 these lands were conquered by the victorious ruler and founder of Baghdad, Abu Jafar al-Mansur, who stood at the origins of the Abbasid state. As a result, for more than five centuries, these territories became part of the Arab caliphate. Most of the Algarve province is a conservation area, people come here to visit a natural park, where flamingos live in natural conditions.
Key info
Population:
451,000
Local Weather:
Clear Sky, 84°F (29°C) Wind W at 13.80 mph (22.21 kmh), 39.0% Humidity