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Nestled in the densely wooded Monchique mountains, this pretty market town is steeped in history and charm. Flanked by whitewashed buildings with coloured borders around their doors and windows, the narrow cobbled streets of Monchique wind their way into a beautiful square dotted with pavement cafes and pastelarias. Enjoying the afternoon sun with a coffee and one of the delicious, local pastries as you watch the rest of the world go by is an absolute must! Anyone in search of stronger-tasting refreshments will not be disappointed here as Monchique is famous for its production of Medronho – this famous Portuguese liquer is made from the fruits of the arbutus trees which grow abundantly in the surrounding hills. Spectacular views can be enjoyed on the road down from the mountains where the famous Caldas de Monchique can be found. Built by the Romans to take advantage of the natural spring waters produced by the mountains, these thermal waters are still in use today inside the thermal treatment centre. A good selection of traditional, Portuguese restaurants are available to those wishing to dine out and the Algarve’s beautiful beaches can be reached within a 20 minute drive.

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Shopping and facilities in the area of Monchique

Shopping facilities:

Speciality of the area : Pottery, Wood

General services

Tourist information, Post office, ATM's, Banks, Petrol station

Food shopping

Fishmonger, Mini market, Supermarket, Green grocer

Health care

Pharmacy

Beauty treatments

Spa
Information updated 26 Jan 2015

Nightlife in the area of Monchique

Monchique offers a variety of restaurants that cater to all many of them with excellent terraces where you can enjoy both the food and the view.
Information updated 26 Jan 2015

Dining in the area of Monchique

Restaurant types

Family friendly, Buffet, A La Carte, Fine Dining, International, Local/Traditional
Information updated 26 Jan 2015

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Out and about

Out and About in Monchique


Excursions and Places of interest

Natural areas of beauty

Barranco dos Pisões (Pisões Ravine)
Walkers will adore the Pisoes Ravine, a truly wonderful unspoilt area of woodland with a flowing spring. Enjoy a shady picnic under the branches of the stunning one hundred-year-old tree
Situated in the heart of the woods with a stream flowing nearby, this is a beautiful spot for a walk and a picnic under the shade of the magnificent, hundred-year-old plane tree that grows here.

Churches / Cathedrals

Igreja Matriz de Monchique
The 16th century parish church of Monchique is dedicated to Our Lady of Conception and has an unusual portal carved in stone to resemble knotted rope. Inside, the church has three naves and its huge arches are supported by broad granite columns. Though the rest of the church was damaged in the 1755 earthquake, the domed Chapel of the Most Holy Sacrament remained intact and is covered in lovely 17th century tiles.

Other Places of interest

Monchique’s central square
A delightful place to rest your feet and people watch over a coffee and a pastry, the main square is also home to some beautiful bronze sculptures and a Moorish-style water wheel forming the central water feature. There are also numerous art galleries and craft boutiques in and around the square.

Caldas de Monchique
Just 6 kms to the south of Monchique lies the peaceful Caldas de Monchique, home to natural springs of 32ºC that are recommended for their therapeutic properties even today. Pretty 19th century houses with distinctive roofs surround a central square and the spa hotel here offers a chance for guests to experience the healing powers of the springs. Whether or not you choose to buy the bottled spring water, it’s a lovely spot for savouring the cooler mountain air and enjoying a walk in the beautiful surroundings.

Foia
At 902 metres, Foia is the higher of the two peaks between which the town of Monchique nestles, and the highest point in the Algarve region. You can drive up to it through the nature reserve that’s bursting with wild flowers, chestnut, pine and eucalyptus trees and wildlife and enjoy the fresh mountain air. At the top, the view is spectacular ? on a clear day you can see as far as Cape St Vincent in the west to Faro in the east, as well as the Serra da Arrabida near Lisbon to the north.

Information updated 13 Apr 2015

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Events

Monchique events and festivals

Monchique events and festivals

Regional events

04 Jun 2015 - Corpus Christie

 

10 Jun 2015 - Portugal Day

 

15 Aug 2015 - Assumption of the Virgin

 

05 Oct 2015 - Republic Day

 

01 Nov 2015 - All Saints' Day

 

01 Dec 2015 - Restoration day

 

08 Dec 2015 - Immaculate Conception

Important information

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Beaches

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*Whilst wheelchair / disabled access (where stated) is deemed good in our opinion, it may not be compliant to Disability and Discrimination Act standards - for more detailed information we suggest that you contact the local tourist board.

Golf

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