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Vila Real de Santo António

Vila Real de Santo António
Marques de Pombal square, Vila Real de Santo António

Vila Real de Santo António is a coastal town that is located on the eastern edge of the Algarve town bordering Espana. The city was built by Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, known by the Marquis of Pombal, Secretary of State during the reign of Joseph I (1750-1777) the same. The city is built around the square that bears the name of its creator, Marques de Pombal Square.

Former Royal Square, today named Praça Marquês de Pombal, filled the Civic Center and shopping in the middle of the age of enlightenment. There were located the Casa da Câmara, jail, the guard corps, and the Church. In the Center is located the Obelisk. The buildings that make up the square consist of ground floor and first floor. Ground floor was dedicated to trade, and the first floor was dedicated to housing. The Obelisk represents the Royal power and the urbanity, dedicated to King D .José I.

Art on the street in Vila Real de Santo António
Art representing the formerly, on the street in Vila Real de Santo António

The streets and the town square are decorated with art by various artists, sculptures that depict the history of the city. This image shows the tradition, the Church, the obelisk, architecture, nature, conviviality, and all life behind ...

Knife Grinder bike. Formerly the knife Grinder went from door to door to provide the services of sharpening (sharpen the blades) of knives and scissors)

Sky City opened
Vila Real de Santo António is promoted as a city to be lived in the street

The city is promoted as an "Open City". The broad avenues, the care and clean spaces, the local shops, restaurants and the sympathy of the people are just some of the aspects that make this motto a reality.

The waterfront of the city

Poet Lutgarda Guimarães de Caires
Statue in honor of the Poet Lutgarda Guimarães de Caires

Statue in honor of the poet Lutgarda Guimarães de Caires, a daughter of city who advocated the resolution of problems and injustices of the time. The statue was created by sculptor Portuguese João Cutileiro at the request of the city of Vila Real de Santo Antonio.

The marginal of Vila Real de Santo António extends along the river and facing the marina can enjoy the building of the Grand Hotel Guadiana, a building of public interest.

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Seaside promenade and marina in Vila Real de Santo António

The town has a marina with a capacity of 360 moorings. A river marina where you can enjoy sailing boats from all over the world. Is a small marina that houses mainly pleasure boats!

Marques de Pombal statue
Statue in honor of Marques de Pombal square, facing the marina of Vila Real de Santo António

Statue in honor of Marquis of Pombal situated facing the Marina of Vila Real de Santo António. Work by the sculptor João Cutileiro.

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Statue of the farmer, in iron and stone

Iron and stone sculpture represents the farmer in Vila Real de Santo António. The structure is an impressive and interesting idea, showing the empty element, yet perfectly supported.

The beach in Vila Real de Santo António

The beach of Vila Real de Santo António is 2.7 km from the Centre of the city. If you enjoy walking or cycling, you can enjoy a pleasant walk along the river Guadiana to the beach. The beach is named after the beach of Santo António.

guadiana River
the guadiana River, the border between Portugal and Spain

The rising side of town we saw Spain, with the border town of Ayamonte.

Restaurant Snack Gift
The restaurant's terrace Snack Gift in Vila Real de Santo António

Next to the beach of San Antonio restaurants with pleasant terraces next to the Guadiana river. Here you can enjoy a fantastic view on the River, good meals of grilled fresh fish, and a relaxed atmosphere.

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Bike path of Vila Real de Santo Antonio to Monte Gordo

Vila Real de Santo António is a city with a great life on the streets. Promotes the sport, tour and experience outdoors! On the coast, Vila Real de Santo António is separated from Monte Gordo by a road with bike path that is often used for hiking and sports practice areas. There is a pine forest with some picknick zones used by families and groups of friends who like to enjoy outdoor living!