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Christmas boost for Tavira

A magical display of fairy lights makes Tavira the place to visit this Christmas. Standing on the old Roman Bridge, one can watch the twinkling blue lights reflect in the waters of the River Gilão before enjoying a coffee in the main square. The illuminated tree and tasteful lights show the recently redecorated Câmara Building in all its glory. A short distance away, the bandstand springs to life with a large angel suspended at its centre. The Nativity Scene, once again created by the firemen at the local Bombeiros, is well worth a visit. While you are there, admire the wonderful wrought iron entrance doors before walking up through the old quarter and back down to the river. Chris Wright

The Nativity Scene created by the Bombeiros. Photo: Chris Wright
The Nativity Scene created by the Bombeiros. Photo: Chris Wright