Guided historial walks around Tavira

Three historical walks are taking place in Tavira in January. Organised by the Algarve History Association, the first walk will be on January 10, covering the walled town on the hill, the Roman Bridge, the town hall building, the castle and the walls. AHA co-founder Peter Booker will discuss the churches and religious buildings within the walls and will finish the tour at the riverside.

On January 17, Peter will talk about the demolitions which permit the Praça da República to appear as it does today. He will also discuss the gardens in the centre of the town, before looking at the chapels and churches on the southern edge of Tavira, and moving back towards the centre, past the old jail.

The third walk, on January 24, will be on the other side of the river and will show the flood markers, the governor’s residence and the churches of the northern suburb, finishing at the chapel devoted to those suffering from leprosy, of course on the boundary of the old town. The walks last approximately 90 minutes. The meeting place is the Roman Bridge in Tavira at 11am. Charge per person is €2.50. Group numbers will be limited to 10 people per walk.

Bookings: [email protected]