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Vila Real de Santo António

Vila Real de Santo António

Municipality

The pale gold of mile after mile of sandy beaches.

The turquoise blue of the sea. The green of pine woods. Brushstrokes of colour from the palette of pleasures that is Vila Real de Santo Antonio and its municipality, natural charms complemented by the lively cosmopolitan atmosphere of a major tourist centre. The tranquillity of a coast where it is still possible to rediscover solitude. The fauna and flora of a nature reserve and a nature park.

 Vila Real de Santo António

Vila Real de Santo António

In the town centre stands an obelisk, a vertical symbol of the power of the king and his prime minister; the streets are arranged on a grid pattern, as stiff and straight as soldiers on parade, leading off from a broad, open square; the façades of the houses repeat the balanced forms of a sober and restrained architectural style: expressions of the 18th century Enlightenment of which Vila Real de Santo António is one of the perfect examples. Gentle landscapes along the banks of the Guadiana can be glimpsed in between outdoor terraces which provide oases of cool and welcome relief from the heat of the sun.

Algarve from the air

Vila Real de Santo António

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