Monchique Sites
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Interesting Sites
in and around Monchique


The ruins of the old convent of Nossa Senhora do Desterro overlook the town. Next to the convent stands the tallest Magnolia in Portugal (26 metres high)

Largo dos Choroes



A wonderful place to meet and rest after the journey.


Churches   The door of the 'Igreja Matriz' (parish church) is one of the finest examples of the 16th. century Manueline style: Twisted columns in the form of knotted cables ending in unusual pinnacles.

Other interesting churches worth a visit include the 'Igreja De Sáo Sebastian' and the 'Misericordia'.

Foia  The highest point of the Algarve, Spectacular views over Southern Portugal.

Caldas de Monchique The charm of the old Roman Spa.