TAVIRA

New bridge crossing the Ria Gilão in Tavira
New bridge crossing the Ria Gilão in Tavira

Santa Luzia is located within the Concelho of Tavira. That is the equivalent of the Council in England with Santa Luzia being a parish. The city of Tavira is situated about 2 kilometres from Santa Luzia and is the main urban area and the administration centre.

The splendour of the city of Tavira is exemplified by its history and there is no better way of seeing this than through its buildings and monuments.  ROMANBRIDGETAVIRARanging from the historic castle and walls together with the ´Roman Bridge´to the more modern Mercado da Ribeira.

Igreja do antigo convento de Santo Antonio dos Capuchos
Igreja do antigo convento de Santo Antonio dos Capuchos

Tavira has over 30 churches and chapels. Although many were affected by the 1755 earthquake, they were painstakingly re-built and now provide an amazing feature of this beautiful historical city in the Algarve. See Tavira-Today´s page on churches for a more detailed incite into this wonderful historical legacy.

Tavira castle in the background
Tavira castle in the background

Although Santa Luzia has all the needs one would require from a holiday location, Tavira has much to offer the visitor and for those in need of a shopping fix a wider range of establishments to browse around. There are also many wonderful cafés and restaurants to visit so feel free to try their wares.

Tavira Band playing in Praça de Republica
Tavira Band playing in Praça de Republica

For the adventurous of you, there is plenty happening in the evenings and weekends especially but not only in the summer months. Music, clubs, local dance, art exhibitions are all available for you to enjoy. Please note that many events do not start until late in the evening and will carry on well into the small hours. A siesta is advisable in the warmer months of the year. To see what events are on a weekly basis take a look at Tavira Today Events page.

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