One of the most beautiful areas of Portugal , and also the most visited, is the Algarve . An area that is considered by many to be a true blue paradise for its beaches. However, this destination offers many more possibilities to be visited because there is also an Algarve in nature or green through its different towns . In general, they are all very charming and well worth a visit. Here we make a selection of those that you should not miss.
This village is characterized by being surrounded by forests and by allowing from it to enjoy magnificent views , apart from visiting the viewpoints -the Alto da Ameixeira and the Alto da Arroteia-, which are in the vicinity from which you can see the mountains .
In addition, it still has other attractions, since it houses the Ethnographic Museum of the Algarve in which you not only have to see its interior, but also look at its typical tile facade . Inside, a collection of typical costumes from the region, dating from the 19th and 20th centuries, is exhibited.
In this enclave, you must also see the cork oak plantations, since the largest cork production in Portugal is concentrated here, being one of the first in the world.
This town is also surrounded by lush fields and pine forests. Very characteristic is its castle , which was built in the 12th century by the Arabs . In fact, it is a great example of Muslim military architecture , although it is not fully preserved due to the consequences of the 1755 earthquake that damaged it considerably.
Even with everything, the walls and a demolished church from the 15th century are preserved. They are attractions of this town to which are added its streets in which all the essence of the village has been preserved.
Not to be missed is the weekly market where local producers gather and, if possible, the annual Pademe Medieval Christmas event. And, for nature lovers, a good option is its network of trails.