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Boliqueime in Central Algarve Portugal, Boliqueime is a small village comes under the district of Loule. The Algarve is famous for its chimneys which are unique to this part of Portugal. They come in all shapes and sizes and featured on many postcards.

Said the larger more elaborate the chimney more wealth one had. You will often see grand chimneys on small cottages that look out of proportion. The small village of Boliqueime celebrates by having the chimney on its coat of arms. The village has the largest cement factory in the Algarve and can be seen from the A22 motorway, Boliqueime village sits above sea level of around 45 meters with good sea views.

The small square at the village center, with the main church being the dominant building in the center was completely rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake.

There are many narrow streets that still have cobbled stones. Boliqueime has remnants of wealth in the past, evidence of merchant’s houses with stone door surrounds, wrought iron balconies and window grills.

Main street

Main church square

Renovated house

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