Now this is a proper farmers market!

Not only does Olhão have the best daily fish and fresh produce markets in the Algarve, it also has an incredible farmers market every Saturday. The farmers market has been here for years and so I thought would be perfect for this month’s Past meets Present. At first glance you may think very little has changed […]

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The seafarers of Olhão

Following on from Sunday’s Blessing of the Sea I thought I’d share a little bit more about Olhão’s residents. By the late 17th century Olhão had rapidly grown from a small fishing village to a thriving town requiring the Fortress of São Lourenço to be built at the harbour entrance to protect it from pirate raids. […]

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