Guided tour in Tavira, Algarve

Guided Visit to Tavira

Tour through Tavira’s Old City, including a visit to Misericórdia Church and to the city’s most interesting monuments. Discover the city of Tavira in the company of a guide that will favour your interests.

Included: Guided tour to city of Tavira and to Church of Misericórdia.
Duration: 2h
Price/Adult: 18, 00 €
Price/Child (6-10 years): 7, 50 €
Price/Child (until 5 years): Free

The city of Tavira, known as the city of the thirty seven churches, witnesses the river Séqua or Gilão flowing into the Ria Formosa. On this visit, our guide will take you exploring the narrow streets inside and outside walls built in the 8th century B.C. by the Phoenicians, to discover the remains of the civilizations that occupied this beautiful city.

The castle, churches, chapels, monasteries, Roman and Moorish ruins and Arab houses are important monuments where you may admire different architectural styles. One of the mandatory stops is at the Church of Misericórdia. Its main doorway is regarded as a masterpiece of the Algarve Renaissance. At the top, it has 3 sculpted figures of great quality of Our Lady and 2 apostles. Also of interest are the magnificent tiles covering the lower part of the walls of the church. Made in Lisbon in about 1760, the series comprises 18 panels depicting the Works of Mercy.

We head towards the castle, where our visit ends. This military construction of Arab origin was rebuilt in the 13th century during the reign of D. Dinis. Here you will enjoy a fine view over the city and all its surroundings.

Enjoy your visit to the beautiful city of Tavira and come aboard a traditional boat for a lovely trip through the Gilão river and the Ria Formosa and discover an outstanding network of channels, marshes and barrier-islands home to numerous species of birds.