Tavira is a unique tourism experience. The historical background and untouched archaeological traces managed to preserve the city as one of the most characteristic and accurate representations of the Algarve region. The city centre with remains of castle walls, churches and bridges from different eras, together with fantastic beaches and the island around Ria Formosa area, make a unique scenario likely to dazzle many of its visitors. Walking and sightseeing through them is a pleasant experience, although the area is not large and any walk will likely be brief. The centre of Tavira is located about three kilometres from the coast, and beaches are located on the island that is just in front of it, so access is not particularly like an easy walk.
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Although not as cosmopolitan as Lisbon or Porto , the Algarve has its share of gay beaches, bars, clubs, and accommodation. As mentioned, most people on the Algarve are extremely welcome and this includes hotels and guesthouse owners. Another option is to stay in an Airbnb or Wimdu or Housetrip as these sites encourage you to introduce yourself to the host before making a booking. That way, you can actually get a feel for what the owner is going to be like. However, like many Western European countries, Portugal is looking forward rather than backward. Portugal decriminalised homosexuality in and, in , Portugal became the 6 th country in Europe and the 8 th worldwide to allow same-sex marriage. Gays and bisexuals can join the army since , homophobic acts are a criminal offense , and same-sex adoption is legal
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Ask for free advice! Need inspiration? We can help you. Also known as the Venice of the Algarve, Tavira lies right across the river Gilao.
Can you imagine the Algarve as it was before it became easy to access? Before the resorts and golf courses? Well that's what Tavira is like.