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Guia in central Algarve is a small village that comes under the district of Albufeira, being just 4 kilometers away. Guia today has become famous across Portugal for its chicken Piri-Piri and wine production. In the 16th century when Portugal discovered the spice, it was a huge trading tool with other countries. It was in fact Portugal that introduced hot spices to India. Chicken Piri-Piri is believed to have originated from Angola and Mozambique, but nowadays it is one of Portugal’s national dishes, with Portugal being the largest consumers of chicken in Europe.

The village of Guia in the past played an important part of the Algarve. The windmills of the village and that of the nearby village of Algoz, where well known for the millenary industry. The windmill is incorporated in the coat of arm for the village Guia.it still has a well preserved windmill that sits in the grounds of the vineyards (Adega da Cantor). This translates as the winery of the singer. The name given by the well-known English singer Sir Cliff Richards. Who has developed many award winning wines from the vineyard, started from scratch? The vineyard now offers tours and wine tasting's at its nearby shop at the rear of the Algarve shopping Center.

The village is now celebrated with being known for chicken piri-piri and wine that they have dedicated a roundabout with sculptures of wine bottles and chickens.

Old water Nora

Landmark round-about

Small chapel on high street

Guia daily fish market

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