Ferragudo

Village (vila) and parish (freguesia) in the municipality (concelho) of Lagoa. The picturesque village is located on the mouth of the Arade River opposite Portimão with a small port and narrow alleys.


Rio Arade: Ferragudo

Rio Arade: Ferragudo

View to the estuary mouth of the Arade river. On the left side you can see the scenic fishing village of Ferragudo, and to the right the skyline of Portimão gets within sight.


Ferragudo: Church

Ferragudo: Church

View from Praia da Rocha towards the village of Ferragudo on the eastern shore of the Arade river. The parish church, erected at an elevated position, is overlooking the estuary mouth.


Ferragudo: Fishing port

Ferragudo: Fishing port

The fishing port is situated on a small branch of the Arade river.


Ferragudo: Square

Ferragudo: Square

The square in the centre of the village is surrounded by restaurants and bistros. It is a popular place for all kinds of events.


Ferragudo: Restaurant

Ferragudo: Restaurant

The restaurant O Barril, offering grilled and other local specialties is located on a small lane behind the centre.


Ferragudo: Lane

Ferragudo: Lane

Small lanes with steep stairs lead to the old upper part of the village and the church.


Ferragudo: Parish Church

Ferragudo: Parish Church

The church is situated in an elevated position, overlooking the estuary mouth of the river Arade.


Ferragudo: View

Ferragudo: View

The arduous path uphill is well worth the effort. There is a great view from the square in front of the church towards the river Arade. In the background you can see the hills of the Serra de Monchique.


Ferragudo: BBQ

Ferragudo: BBQ

Fresh fish is grilled in front of a restaurant situated on the river banks of the Arade.


Ferragudo: Chef with fish

Ferragudo: Chef with fish

The gilthead sea bream is one of the most popular fish in the region.


Ferragudo: Restaurant

Ferragudo: Restaurant

Interior of one of the most popular restaurants.


Ferragudo: Fortaleza de São João

Ferragudo: Fortaleza de São João

View from Praia da Rocha to the eastern shore of the river Arade. The fortress, now privately owned, was erected to protect the area against pirates. On the right hand side you find the main beach Praia de Ferragudo (formerly known as Praia Grande).

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