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See below for a brief history and some further information about Monchique.
Distance from Faro: 97km Transfer Time: 1 h 20 mins Distance from Lisbon: 268km Area: 395.30km2
Population: 6,000 (Approx)
In and around:
Igreja Matriz Caldas de Monchique Spa at Caldas
Nearest Beach Locations:
Alvor Portimão Lagos Carvoeiro
About Monchique Today: Monchique: 'The Garden of The Algarve' is one of the most attractive areas inland, and one which offers a complete contrast to the coastal resorts, while still being within a short drive of popular tourist amenities and attractions
History There is evidence that the area was populated as far back as the stone age! Even so, the tranquil Monchique hills have remained unaltered for centuries, the mountain air is still fresh, and pure clear water still flows from the mountain springs to the taps! Historic evidence shows that early Kings and Queens of Portugal travelled here for it's 'medicinal water'.
A calm haven for those seeking fresh air and fauna...
Caldas De Monchique
A miniature paradise slightly south of Monchique, with a working outdoor bread oven in the town centre that still bakes delicious fresh bread for visitors during certain days in the high season.
The beautiful gardens are another must-see, and so worth a visit - wherever you are in the Algarve...