Saturday, 18 January 2014

Portimão

Praia da Rocha is the over-developed resort area of an otherwise old town of Portimão.  The second most populous town on the Algarve, Portimão is a port town situated near the mouth of the river Arade.  across the river, we had good views of the red-coloured, medieval Fort São João do Arade, originating around 1520.
Onward to the town itself and we walked along the river bank and had another good view across the river to the church of São Sebastião on the other side.  The white painted structure shone even more against a passing storm cloud - as did the gulls circling overhead.
Further on and we passed under the old road bridge crossing the river - one of several bridges.
Next came the rail bridge...
At the far end of our walk and at the point where we turned back, we had a distant view of the newest of the bridges and quite an attractive one too.
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