Vila do Bispo images

Image gallery of Vila do Bispo: Points of interest, restaurant Eiro do Mel, Totte de Adpa, Roteiro Megalítico, Ermitage Nossa Sra. de Guadalupe, ...


Vila do Bispo

Vila do Bispo

View to the village from southern direction on the road from Sagres. In the background you see a row of wind turbines, benefitting from the strong winds in this area.


Vila do Bispo: Roundabout

Vila do Bispo: Roundabout

Roundabout with decorative sculpture at the western entry of Vila do Bispo on the road N125 from Lagos to Sagres.


Vila do Bispo: Parish Church

Vila do Bispo: Parish Church

The Parish Church (Igreja Matriz) at the Praça da Republica is the centre of the little town of Vila do Bispo, capital of the district of the same name. It has been built in the 18th century after the devastating earthquake of 1755.


Vila do Bispo: Parish Church

Vila do Bispo: Parish Church


ila do Bispo: Civil and Land Registry Office

ila do Bispo: Civil and Land Registry Office

Would you have expected such an official function in this unimpressive building?


Vila do Bispo: Restaurant A Eira do Mel

Vila do Bispo: Restaurant A Eira do Mel

On the western outskirts of Vila do Bispo we have found "A Eira do Mel". This restaurant is one of the best hidden gastronomic secrets of the area. The chef serves only regional specialities, following the principles of "Slow Food".


Vila do Bispo: Restaurant A Eira do Mel

Vila do Bispo: Restaurant A Eira do Mel

Cozy interior of the rustic restaurant, inviting for a lunch or diner with local specialties.


Vale do Bispo: Torre de Aspa

Vale do Bispo: Torre de Aspa

This was the only hint we could find for Torre de Aspa, on our way from Vila do Bispo to the coast. Leaving the tarmac road, we follow a road which is inevitably full of holes. As we do not have an off-roader, we decide to walk the last mile.


Costa Vicentina: Torre de Aspa

Costa Vicentina: Torre de Aspa

View from the Torre de Aspa to northern direction towards the Costa Vicentina with the beaches Praia da Cordoama and Praia do Castelejo. The Torre de Aspa (156 m) west of Vila do Bispo is the highest elevation of the Costa Vicentina, the almost untouched western coast of the Algarve. The way from Vila do Bispo through the heath is not easy to find, but the great views will compensate you for your efforts.


Vila do Bispo

Vila do Bispo

View to the village of Vila do Bispo on the way back from the coast of the Costa Vicentina.


Monte dos Amantes near Vila do Bispo

Monte dos Amantes near Vila do Bispo

Footprints of early human beings can be found at various places in the Algarve. One of the best documented examples is the menhir garden "Montes dos Amantes" near Vila do Bispo. The so called "roteiro megalitico" leads from one menhir to the next.


Ermitage de Nossa Sra. de Guadalupe

Ermitage de Nossa Sra. de Guadalupe

The ermitage is located on the EN 125 between Budens and Raposeira. The nearby museum deals with the Age of Portuguese Discoveries and is worth a visit.

 

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