Tavira 24 June: Day of the city

If you are visiting Tavira around the 24 of June, besides the usual festivities, a bit all over the council, Tavira will once again be the stage for the popular marches, on the 23, at 21h30, on the República Sq., and on the 27, at 21h30, in the Dr. Eduardo Mansinho Municipal Pavilion.The official celebrations will also include:Flying of flags at the Town Hall Awarding of Medals of Honour to personalities and well as medals of Good … [Read more...]

Poll for Tavira tourists, residents and lovers

Some of you--at least my regular readers--must have noticed the voting poll in the far left column. I started this poll in the beginning of May and the intention is to assess my audience and write more about specific subjects directly tied to your level of knowledge about Tavira.Nevertheless I would also like to collect any feedback you may have and encourage you to share any kind of subject you would like to see in this site. Some of you … [Read more...]

The Tuna Run

Thanks to Andrew from FlashgunFilms who left a comment in the contact section of my site. There is a movie about the Tuna Fish industry in Tavira and its Golden era. Here is the Youtube version: … [Read more...]

Origin of the name Tavira

The city of Tavira, once during the Roman empire a secondary passing place of the important road between Balsa and Baesuris.The name itself comes from Moorish influences, initially called Tabira ("the hidden"), although there are many variations according to popular History: Tabira, Tavila, Talabriga (You will find some restaurants and bars with these names there).Instead of Tavira, there are funny misspellings that lead people to this … [Read more...]

Tavira Island Webcam

Here is a cool webcam with live pictures of Tavira Island and the Quatro Águas.This Webcam is situated at Hotel Vila Galé Albacora which gives a river-side view of Tavira Island -- and not Atlantic Ocean view like many webcam sites wrongly state. If you watch long enough you may see the boats pass from and to the Island of Tavira.Tavira Island is a paradisiac place very popular for tourists due to its unique characteristics. It has … [Read more...]