Tavira in the eastern Algarve is a town with a huge amount of history, however it has also moved with the times and there are lots of things to do in Tavira for every member of the family.
If you are a history buff then Tavira is one of the best places in the Algarve to visit with so much to see and do, from the famous Roman bridge across the river to the huge amount of churches, around 30, in one tiny area and even the chance to view archaeological digs around the city.
Up at the top of the city there is Tavira castle, a medieval castle with foundation walls that date right back to the Phoenicians. You can explore the walls an some of the towers of the castle that remain today and it is worth the climb to take in the stunning views from this historical location.
If you love nature then you will find lots of things to do in and around Tavira and you can take all of this in on nature walks, bird watching tours or even on a Segway if you fancy something a little different!
The waters around Tavira are known for being some of the best places in the Algarve to catch seafood and the restaurants in Tavira and in neighbouring Santa Luzia, the home of octopus, and Cabanas, where you can find some of the best places to eat your clams and razor fish, are great places for foodies to visit if they are looking for a true taste of the Algarve.
On a dull day if you are looking for things to do in Tavira then you can browse the shops in the historical town centre or head off to the new Grand Plaza shopping centre where there is a god choice of European brands and a multiplex cinema showing films in English with Portuguese subtitles.
When the sun is shining then it is the perfect time to get on a boat for a tour of the area or to cross to the Tavira Island to explore the white sands and have a real castaway experience.
Make a date to visit the eastern Algarve and discover all the things to do in Tavira.