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Ferragudo is the Cornish town of the Algarve, and a picture postcard one at that. Coming from Faro on the EN125 the turn off is just before the Portimao Bridge.

When you arrive park at the top of the hill, with the  town facing across the river. It just beckons you down to wander around such a beautiful town. Just as little ago as 1999 it was still a village then the same year named as a town.

Becoming one of the most visited in the Algarve with its Sunday flea market along the riverfront. The small cobbled square, (Praça Rainha Dona Leonor) with its cafes, and bars. What better way to sit and relax while watching the buzz from those hunting out a bargain. The town sits on the river Arade with view across to Portimao. Now resized the port can take big cruise liners you often see them moored across the river. Being almost as big as the building they sit next too. The town was once a thriving fishing village, and whilst the activity still exists with the lobster pots and baskets stacked near the end of the riverfront. With restaurants offering spectacular views while eating lunch, or evenings with the lights on the boats sparkling in the waters reflection. As well, as views of the Eastern side of the fort of Sao joao de Arade. Heading towards town you will find the cobblestone back streets with rows of small fishing houses with the odd merchant’s house standing out with their decorated parapet walls and wrought ironwork over the doors and windows. You will see signs of billboards selling new builds these are on the outskirts of the town. so will never take the character and charm away the town holds.With (Praia da Angrinha) beach nearest to the village you get the full front view of the Fort.

Ferragudo fort in private hands

Training sail ship in port

Postcard fishing village

Central square monthly fleamarket

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