Portimao Cruises

Marina de Portimao on Algarve in southern Portugal
Marina de Portimao on Algarve in southern Portugal
The church of Portimao, Nossa Senhora, Portugal

Portimão is a port city to the western end of the Algarve region of southern Portugal. The town is known for its excellent sandy beaches with plenty of warm, calm waters, which visitors find very alluring.

Portimão's long fishing tradition was developed between the 19th and 20th centuries and established a strong canning industry and a busy marina.[ReadMoreMob] Indeed, in its old quarter, Museu de Portimão is housed in a restored 19th century cannery, and has exhibits on local history.

The simply styled Chapel of São José de Alcalar is not to be missed, while the impressive Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição (Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception), built in the 15th century on top of a hill, stands out on the city’s skyline. The church was badly damaged by the 1755 earthquake, but retains its beautiful original Gothic portal and azulejo tiles.

To the south of the town Rocha Beach, backed by ochre cliffs, is worth a stroll and skirts the medieval Fort of Santa Catarina de Ribamar.

Cruises to Portimao

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Spanish & Portuguese Traditions • M2217

 Rosyth (Edinburgh)
Braemar
Tue 07 Jun 2022
14 nights
  • Sample Tapas & Flamenco in Seville
  • Scenic cruise the size-restricted Guadalquivir
  • Visit Lisbon during the Feast of St. Anthony