This city, located on the western Algarve, has undergone a major transformation in a few years, from fishing to land a modern urban center geared towards tourism. In the city centre, take a stroll down the Rua do Comércio and Rua Vasco da Gama, both pedestrianised, where there are several shops and stalls selling a little bit of everything, from clothing to food and furniture. At Largo 1º de Dezembro, watch out panels of tiles that line the banks, because they portray ten important episodes in the history of Portugal. The coast of Portimão is one of its great attractions, being the praia da Rocha, praia do Alvor and praia do Vau the most popular seaside resorts. Excursions on yachts are very common, offering walks with panoramic views of the coast and the possibility to practice sports fishing. With regard to the heritage, the monuments do not abound in Portimão and may, however, stand out the Colégio dos Jesuítas, the Fortaleza de Santa Catarina and the Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Conceição. The gastronomy of this municipality is based on fresh fish and seafood such as grilled sardines, Octopus with rice, "carapaus alimados" and "amêijoas à portimonense". Although still retain part of their economic activity linked to fishing, Portimão lives especially from tourism and services. It has, for this reason, a wide range of hotels and restaurants.

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