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Vila Real de Santo António

Vila Real de Santo António
The Essential
This border town, founded in 1774 by the Marquis of Pombal to rival the Andalusian town of Ayamonte on the opposite bank of the Guadiana, was built in five months. It was one of the largest fishing and commercial ports in the Algarve and a major fish-canning centre. Today pleasure boats are also built here for export. Since 1992, the town has been connected to Spain via a bridge and ferry links.

Must see

Michelin's recommendations for Vila Real de Santo António

Praça do Marquès de Pombal  Praça do Marquès de Pombal
Praça do Marquès de Pombal
Vila Real de Santo António
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Monte Gordo
Monte Gordo
Vila Real de Santo António
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The banks of the Guardiana
The banks of the Guardiana
Vila Real de Santo António
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