Caldas de Monchique, Algarve, Portugal

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Caldas de Monchique, Algarve, Portugal
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This little spa town approximately 18km north of Portimäo sits in a ravine surrounded by thick woodland within the Serra de Monchique, a range of hills that form a barrier between the Algarve and the neighbouring region of Alentejo. It is and has been a spa since Roman times. During the 19th Century the town became a favourite place of the Spanish bourgeoisie. Their legacy to the town was a casino in the main square which joins other buildings of the period to form one of the most attractive settings in the Algarve to sit and take refreshment.
Location: Caldas de Monchique, Algarve, Portugal