After our stay in Évora, we drove to Tavira. Tavira is a lovely city situated in the east of the Algarve on the south coast of Portugal. The Gilão River meets the Atlantic Ocean in Tavira and the river runs through the city
There is a fabulous medieval bridge that crosses the river and connects the two parts of the city.
Tavira is charming and picturesque and when we were there, the weather was mild and the sun was shining – a fabulous change from the chill of Madrid.
There are some fabulous restaurants along the riverfront where you can sit, sipping a glass of wine in the sun while trying some delicious Portuguese food.
Tavira has a long history starting from the Bronze Age, through the Roman Empire and into the Moorish conquests.
We stayed at the Pousada Convento Tavira. This is a magnificent building, which has been converted from a convent. The rooms are comfortable and stylish and the hotel has a fabulous history. The main strip, restaurants and shops are all within walking distance. Breakfast at this hotel was delicious and I highly recommend a stay here.
We only spent one night in Tavira, which perhaps wasn’t enough. This little city is well worth a visit, even if you’re traveling through. It’s a charming place to stop and unwind.