Lagos Portugal

Lagos (Portuguese pronunciation: [ˈlaɣuʃ] (About this soundlisten); literally “lakes”; Proto-Celtic: *Lacobriga) is a municipality at the mouth of Bensafrim River and along the Atlantic Ocean, in the Barlavento region of the Algarve, in southern Portugal.[1] The population in 2011 was 31,049,[2] in an area of 212.99 km².[3] The main town of Lagos (which includes only the parish of São Sebastião e Santa Maria) has a population of approximately 22,000.[4] Typically, these numbers increase during the summer months, with the influx of visiting tourists and seasonal residents. While the majority of the population lives along the coast and works in tourism and services, the inland region is sparsely inhabited, with the majority of the people working in agriculture and forestry.

Lagos is one of the most visited cities in the Algarve and Portugal, [wikipedia -Lagos Portugal ]

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Aerial view of Lagos
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Vista do Centro Histórico de Lagos Historical Centre of Lagos
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The two towers of Santo António’s Church, which also has a museum inside
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The Ponta da Piedade (Portuguese tip of mercy)is the tip of a steep headland (Cape), which juts out into the Atlantic Ocean, a 20 meter high cliff landscape with hidden beaches and coves, two kilometers south/southwest of Lagos (Portugal) on the outskirts of Lagos[1] in the Algarve. From there you can see from there in the west to Sagres, in the east you can see the entire bay of Lagos with the beach Meia Praia.[ Ponta da Piedade da Piedide]
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Castle of LagosSanta MariaSão Gonçalo de LagosLagosFaro District,
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Built in the 17th Century, at the end of the canal where river Bensafrim enters the sea, is Lagos´ sweet fortress. (Known as Fortaleza or Forte da Ponta da Bandeira or simply the Lagos Fortress).
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Lagos
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 The historic centre of Lagos
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This building was once housed the slave market in town of Lagos, Algarve, Portugal. The building is located on the Praça Infante Dom Henrique and is classified as a monument of public interest. It was built in 1691 although the trade in slaves from Africa began on this sight in the mid fifteenth century and from here slaves were shipped throughout Europe at great profit to the Portuguese monarchy and merchants of lagos.
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A painting from the 16th century showing a caravel being provisioned in the port of Lagos depicting Africans and Europeans
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Dona Ana Beach
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Pinhão beach
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Porto de Mós beach (Praia do Porto de Mós) is one of the most popular beaches in Lagos, along with Dona Ana and Meia Praia
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The Bravura Dam, in the parish of Bensafrim
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A view of Lagos and the Meia Praia beach in the background
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Panoramic view of Lagos’s Avenida dos Descobrimentos
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The obelisk-like Menir of Cabeça do Rochedo, representing the Neolithic history of the settlements of Lagos
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The walls of the old city of Lagos, that extended around the old quarter encircling the central part of Santa Maria and São Sebastião
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View of the walls that surround the historical centre
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Altar area; Igreja de Santa Maria, September 2019 – Santa Maria Church – Altar area
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Lagos’ Marina
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Replica of the caravel Boa Esperança