Algarve Serra Images

Image gallery of the Algarvian Serra, the mountaineous region on the border to the Alentejo : Monchique, Caldas de Monchique, Fòia, Picota, Messines, São Marcos da Serra, dams and reservoirs of Odelouca and Arade,...


Monchique

Monchique

View from the Picota, the second largest elevation in the Algarve, to the village and the hills of the Serra de Monchique.


Serra de Monchique: Caldas de Monchique

Serra de Monchique: Caldas de Monchique

The place Caldas de Monchique, located few kilometres south of Monchique, is known since the Roman Empire for its sulphuric thermal springs, coming to the surface with a constant temperature of 32°C. The spa was very popular at the end of the 19th. Century among the noble society and is today of contemplative peace.


Serra de Monchique: Foia

Serra de Monchique: Foia

Fóia (902 m) is the highest elevation not only in the Serra de Monchique, but also in the whole of southern Portugal. The Serra’s mighty hills are visible from afar. The scarce vegetation of the peak plateau consists mainly of shrubs and various wild herbs. Upon arrival at the peak, you are amply rewarded with stunning views both to the Ocean and inland to the Alentejo.


Serra de Monchique: Foia

Serra de Monchique: Foia

Fóia: granite rocks on the peak


Serra de Monchique: Foia

Serra de Monchique: Foia

Fóia: plateau with pond


Serra de Monchique: Views

Serra de Monchique: Views

The elevations of the Serra de Monchique offer spectacular views over the hilly landscape of the Barrocal to the town of Portimao on the Atlantic Ocean.


Picota, Serra de Monchique

Picota, Serra de Monchique

The Picota is the second largest elevation in the Serra de Monchique. Outside the hot summer months the area invites to hike and to detect unknown parts of the Algarve.


Serra de Monchique: Picota

Serra de Monchique: Picota

View from the Picota, the second highest elevation in the Serra de Monchique, towards the surrounding area and the Atlantic coast-


Serra de Monchique: Ribeira de Lageado

Serra de Monchique: Ribeira de Lageado

Situated on a bend on the way to Monchique, just after Caldas de Monchique, the granite of the Serra de Monchique is a spectacular scenario. The rocks, which have been made smooth over millions of years, glimmer in tones of grey and white. A small mountain stream, the Ribeira do Lageado, makes its way across this impressive landscape.


Serra de Monchique: Ribeira de Lageado

Serra de Monchique: Ribeira de Lageado

Impressive granite rock formation of the Ribero do Lageado above the road to Monchique.


Monchique: granite stone pit

Monchique: granite stone pit


Monchique: granite quarry

Monchique: granite quarry


Monchique: stone pit with blocks of granite

Monchique: stone pit with blocks of granite


São Marcos da Serra

São Marcos da Serra

Aerial view to the village in the heart of the Serra

 

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São Bartolomeu de Messines

São Bartolomeu de Messines

Aerial view to the town of São Bartolomeu de Messines, located on the road IP1 to Lisbon. In the background you can see the hills of the Serra de Monchique.

 

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Barragem de Odelouca

Barragem de Odelouca

This artifical lake, situated on the upper reaches of the Arade river, is one of the reservoirs ensuring the supply of the Algarve with sufficient water even during the hot summers.

 

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Barragem do Arade

Barragem do Arade

This artifical lake, situated on the upper reaches of the Arade river, is one of the reservoirs ensuring the supply of the Algarve with sufficient water even during the hot summers.

 

© A Terceira Dimensão - Fotografia Aérea

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