Algarve, Portugal

The Algarve is the southernmost region of Portugal. The region has its administrative centre in the city of Faro. The Algarve is the most popular tourist destination in Portugal, and one of the most popular in Europe and receives an average of 7 million foreign tourists each year and around 3 million national visitors.

Here are some photos I made during my holiday in 2002 in Albufeira. The camera used is an Olympus C-860L, an 1.3Mpixel camera, quality of the photos is not so good. Visited places include the tourists town of Albufeira, the town of Silves with its castle, Sagres with a large fortress and rough coastline, the ruins of Castelo de Aljezur in Aljezur, the ruins of Castelo de Castro Marim, and the fortress in the harbor of Lagos, Forte da Ponta da Bandeira.