Guide to Alvor
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In Alvor there are a number of holiday complexes from which the tourists enjoy visiting the area and its attractions. Alvor village is well located facing a natural lagoon opening onto the sea. There is a choice of a long open sandy beach or a number of small coves tucked under the cliffs.
Alvor is an ancient coastal village that is now a very popular holiday location, the enclosed narrow streets ensure development is kept to a minimum. Most streets now boast bars with live music and different types of restaurants, however leading off from these there are still traces of the older fishing village. Alvor retains much of the charm of a picturesque fishing village, with streets of white houses and colorful boats making it one of the most picturesque places on the Algarve.
The original 16th Century Parish Church in Alvor was rebuilt after the earthquake of 1755 and still has a prime example in its main doorway of the great craftsmanship of the Manueline era of architecture. It was the only building that more or less survived from the earthquake.
A Family Friendly Resort, Alvor is situated in Algarve Portugal.
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