Landschaft Serra


Fortaleza de Santa Catarina

Fortaleza de Santa Catarina

View from the fortress across the river Arade towads the hills of the Serra de Monchique.


Picota, Serra de Monchique

Picota, Serra de Monchique

The Picota is the second largest elevation in the Serra de Monchique. Outside the hot summer months the area invites to hike and to detect unknown parts of the Algarve.


Serra de Monchique: Foia

Serra de Monchique: Foia

Fóia (902 m) is the highest elevation not only in the Serra de Monchique, but also in the whole of southern Portugal. The Serra’s mighty hills are visible from afar. The scarce vegetation of the peak plateau consists mainly of shrubs and various wild herbs. Upon arrival at the peak, you are amply rewarded with stunning views both to the Ocean and inland to the Alentejo.


Serra de Monchique: Picota

Serra de Monchique: Picota

View from the Picota, the second highest elevation in the Serra de Monchique, towards the surrounding area and the Atlantic coast-


Serra de Monchique: Ribeira de Lageado

Serra de Monchique: Ribeira de Lageado

Situated on a bend on the way to Monchique, just after Caldas de Monchique, the granite of the Serra de Monchique is a spectacular scenario. The rocks, which have been made smooth over millions of years, glimmer in tones of grey and white. A small mountain stream, the Ribeira do Lageado, makes its way across this impressive landscape.


Serra de Monchique: Views

Serra de Monchique: Views

The elevations of the Serra de Monchique offer spectacular views over the hilly landscape of the Barrocal to the town of Portimao on the Atlantic Ocean.


Barragem de Odelouca

Barragem de Odelouca

This artifical lake, situated on the upper reaches of the Arade river, is one of the reservoirs ensuring the supply of the Algarve with sufficient water even during the hot summers.

 

© A Terceira Dimensão - Fotografia Aérea


Barragem do Arade

Barragem do Arade

This artifical lake, situated on the upper reaches of the Arade river, is one of the reservoirs ensuring the supply of the Algarve with sufficient water even during the hot summers.

 

© A Terceira Dimensão - Fotografia Aérea


Concelho de Loulé: Rocha da Pena

Concelho de Loulé: Rocha da Pena

The protected area of Rocha da Pena between Benafim and Salir offers one of the very best vantage points for looking out over the vast expanse of the Algarve’s Barrocal landscape with all the geological oddities and diversity of fauna and flora that the Barrocal is famous of.


Rocha da Pena

Rocha da Pena

The protected area of Rocha da Pena between Benafim and Salir offers one of the very best vantage points for looking out over the vast expanse of the Algarve’s Barrocal landscape with all the geological oddities and diversity of fauna and flora that the Barrocal is famous of.


Rocha da Pena

Rocha da Pena

The protected area of Rocha da Pena offers one of the very best vantage points for looking out over the vast expanse of the Algarve’s Barrocal landscape with all the geological oddities and diversity of fauna and flora that the region is famous for.


Olhão: Cerro de São Miguel

Olhão: Cerro de São Miguel

View from the Ria Formosa to Olhão and the Cerro São Miguel (410 m), the highest elevation in the Serra de Monte Figo.


Cerro Sao Miguel Mit Quinta

Cerro Sao Miguel Mit Quinta


Municipality of Olhao: Cerro Sao Miguel

Municipality of Olhao: Cerro Sao Miguel


Cerro Sao Miguel Talblick

Cerro Sao Miguel Talblick

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