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13.672 citizens 7 km to the east of Faro

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In spite of its picturesque Moorish village appearance Olhão's history does not go back to the Arabic occupation. It was founded in the 18C by fishermen and built on the Algarve coast at a point where long coastal sandbanks lying offshore have been developed into beaches.
Olhão is a sardine and tuna fishing port and canning centre.

"Ruínas Romanas de Milreu" at Estoí (10 km to the north)
Spain about 40 km. (motorway)
Boat trip to Ilha da Armona, a vast sandy beach/island.
Tavira - 20 km to the east.

The bridge over the railway at the entrance of the town affords a good view of the white houses piled up so close together.
Igreja Matriz - From the belfry of the parish one has a great view of the whole town.
Parque Joaquim Lopes - Beside the river. From the park you can see the fishing port and the vast flat expanse of the islands and the offshore bars.

- There is a small museum in the town hall, (Camara Municipal).
- In Moncarapacho (8 km to the northeast) The Museu Paroquial: with an archeological, coins, ethnographical and "Arte Sacra" (sacred art) department.

Tourist Office
Tourist Information
Largo de Lagoa
8700 Olhão
Tel. ++351 289-713936
Região de Turismo do Algarve
Avª 5 de Outubro, 18
8000 FARO
Tel. ++351 289-800400
Fax. ++351 289-800489

Hotels - Apartments

Camping Sites
Camping Olhão ***
(Olhão at 1,5 km, Faro at 10 km)
Pinheiros do Marim
8700-912 Olhão
Tel. ++351 289 700300
Fax. ++351 289 700390
-Open 1/1 - 31/12 - Beach at 1,5 km.
restaurant, bar, pool, playground, animation, tennis, minimarket, bicycles for rent.
Tents, Caravans and Bungalows for rent.

Camping Fuzeta **
(Olhão at 8 km Faro at 16 km)
Rua da Liberdade, No 2
8700-019 Fuzeta
Tel. ++351 289 793459
Fax. ++351 289 794034
-Open 1/1 - 31/12 - Located at the beach.
restaurant, bar, snack, playground, minimarket.
More information you can find at the site of: CAMPING PORTUGAL.
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