An ancient coastal village, Alvor is one of the quieter resorts in the Algarve. Whilst there is a number of restaurants and bars to enjoy in the evening which lead down to the huge expanse of beach, take a turn off the main street and old Alvor is once more displayed by the lovely white washed house, small cobbled streets and occasional craft shop or boutique. The history of Alvor takes you through times of the Moors and Romans then the Christians, and although a lot of the ancient town was destroyed in the 15th and 17th century earthquakes, the remains of a 13th century castle and a 16th century church, still stand.

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