Tavira - the Venice of the Algarve

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Tavira

Choose from our unique selection of romantic hotels in Tavira and boutique Tavira hotels. We highlight a number of pousadas, bed & breakfasts, seaside and luxury hotels in Tavira.

Also known as the Venice of Algarve, Tavira lies right across the river Gilao. The ‘Roman’ (but actually Moorish) bridge built in the 12th century, survived the 1755 earthquake and is one of Tavira’s main attractions.
The other lures of this quaint Portuguese town are the everyday buildings that line its streets, along with its 37 churches and ancient Moorish castle the battlements of which boast the best views in Tavira. Today the city also boasts 18th century architecture which replaced buildings destroyed by the earthquake thus leaving the imprint of the Renaissance on Tavira along with that of its former Moorish occupation. A few medieval Gothic buildings also remain adding to the scope of what to see.

Travel inspirations, itineraries and best places to stay

Who says good things must be expensive? We have discovered a number of quaint little hotels and bed & breakfasts that are great value for money without missing out on comfort, service and beauty.
Child friendly hotels and self-catering holiday homes great for children and parents alike. Let your kids enjoy nature and local traditions in the company of others with lots of unique things to do …
Take part of the laid back village life, stroll along cobblestone streets, dine in small traditional restaurants and smile at the locals on the main square.