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Thursday, November 25, 2010

Visit Vila do Bispo

Vila do Bispo is a Portuguese town in the district of Faro, the Algarve region and subregion, with about 956 inhabitants (2001).
It is the seat of a municipality with 178.99 km ² and 5,349 inhabitants (2001), divided into 5 districts. The municipality is bordered to the north by the municipality of Aljezur, Lagos to the northeast and south and west coast is the Atlantic Ocean. The coastline of the city from the coast west to the east beach of Burgau, is part of the Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina.
The parishes of Vila do Bispo are: Barao de Sao Miguel, Budens, Raposeira, Sagres, Vila do Bispo
With 60% of their area included in the Natural Park of Southwest Alentejo and Costa Vicentina in the municipality of Vila do Bispo is one of the few places in the Algarve region where wild nature, combined with a rich cultural heritage, remains intact.
Finding more on the extreme western region, with unique conditions and rare beauties that invite an extended visit, presents two distinct realities: the west coast - just cut, and where small streams flow into sweet - and the southern coast, more cut as a result of erosion, offering a magnificent view of coves and bays. Since its people, its very varied cuisine and idyllic beaches, Vila do Bispo provides the practice of several types of tourism and sports, providing a healthy and harmonious contact with nature in the true sense of the word.Sun, sea and a vast cultural heritage make up, so the perfect combination for those who want to feel the mysticism of the past
and the dynamics of this. For all these reasons and many more that will surely find out, Vila do Bispo invites ...

Festivals, Fairs and Pilgrimages
Jan. 22 - Day of St. Vincent
March 24 - Festival in honor of Our Lady of the Incarnation in Raposeira
February 10 and July 11 - Festival in honor of Our Lady of Perpetual Help Padoeira Burgau
Day 7 and 8 August - Feast in honor of Our Lady of Navigators - Patroness of Praia da Salema
13, 14 and 15 August - Feast of Baron S. Miguel
Day 14 and 15 August - Feast of Sagres - Festivities in honor of Our Lady of Grace - Patroness of Sagres
2 nd week-end - Annual Fair and Popular Party in Raposeira
December 8 - Feast in honor of Our Lady of Conception - Church of Vila do Bispo

In the Town of Sagres:
Cape Sagres
Cape St Vincent
Chapel of Our Lady of Grace
Statue of Prince Henry
Farol de Sagres
Lighthouse at Cape St Vincent
Fortaleza de Sagres
Fortress of Bunk
Fort Whaling
Islanders Martinhal
Port of Whaling
Mareta Beach
Tip Beach Blondie
Praia do Barranco
Beach Bunk
Beach Martinhal
Beach Awning
Praia do Tonel

In the Parish of Vila do Bispo:
Viewpoint of Cordoama
Monument "Barn Algrave"
Monument Man in the Sea "
Square Tanegashima
Praia da Barriga
Beach Cordoama
Beach Murração
Castelejo Beach


The cuisine featuring the Vila do Bispo, based on what the sea has to offer, as this is predominantly a fishing area.
Its diet consists mainly of a variety of fresh fish, cooked in various ways, grilled, baked, boiled or fried seafood, which is eaten cooked and shellfish that are open on the plate. However, the hunting season which normally begins in October and ends in December, it is common to cook dishes of wild boar, partridge, quail, hare or rabbit.
For dessert we use the fig and almond with abundance, and the dough with sugar plus other ingredients, such as the bacon.

Some dishes in the county:
Carapaus alimos
Stew with cuttlefish
Grand seafood
Squid floods
Mass of fish
Popes xarém

Sweet Potato Cakes
Glories of Vila do Bispo
Morgado de Figo
Queijo de Figo

Brandy Medronho

Where to Stay:
The House of Limon
Almaverde Village & SPA
Apartments Atalaia
Casa Azul Sagres
Oak House
The House of Cactus
House of the Well
Casa Jesus
Rock House
Casa Sousa
Baptist Homes
Holiday Mimosa
Establishment of Holidays "Monte Loureiro"
Mareta Beach Boutique Bed & Breakfast
Mareta View Boutique Bed & Breakfast
Quinta das Figueiras
Sagres Natura
Village Pedralva-Tourism Village
Apartamentos Turisticos Pontalaia
Four Winds Holiday Apartments
Don Tenorio Aparthotel
Hotel Martinhal
Memmo Whaling Hotel
Pousada do Infante

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