The defense of the coastline against sea attacks

In a region which is intimately linked with the sea and its riches, populations have long been establishing themselves along the coastline, exploiting marine resources, simultaneously blessed with the ease of contact with the sea and vulnerable to the evil intentions of some people brought to their door by the immense ocean.In order to address these dangers, defensive systems were created throughout the centuries. These were of varying … [Read more...]

Tavira has a new image

Created by the folks at IP Quatro, where I worked for around 4 years as a Graphic Designer.Here is the logo for all the comunication and advertising of Tavira. If in the future you see something like this you know you're going to Visit Tavira :)Common applications for the logo: … [Read more...]

Visit Tavira has a new domain name

I decided to change domain name, and I had to do it as soon as possible due to the fact the Blog is growing. So why did I choose Visit Tavira instead of the old Tavira Live? Well, this is a reference to whomever wants to visit Tavira, the most beautiful city in the Algarve Region, so I want the name of the Blog to be closest to the users needs... And that's a very good reason.So, if you plan to visit Tavira or will be visiting Tavira in the … [Read more...]

From Phoenician Tavira to the Moors and the Christian Conquest

Tavira is one of the most attractive towns in the Algarve. Its origin dates back from around 2.000 BC, and during the Moorish occupation the fishing industry of this town was of great importance. In the XVIIth Century its port, located at the Gilão River, Tavira played a significant role shipping wine, salt and dried fish. After the earthquake in 1755 the town has been completely rebuilt with many fine XVIIIth Century buildings and 38 churches. … [Read more...]

Walls of Tavira II: Islamic & Portuguese walls

1400 years passed, fourteen centuries, without any important urban nucleus developing on the banks of the River Gilão.In archaeological digs or simple lucky finds, elements have been gathered, mostly ceramics and some construction materials, which have allowed us to confirm that the North-Western area of Colina de Santa Maria was once the site of a Roman village. The settlement may have been destroyed during the Islamic period, because the … [Read more...]