Historical Centers and Museums
Culture and tradition are hallmarks present throughout the national territory and in the Algarve many are the testimonies of the past (Chapel of São Lourenço de Matos, Silves Castle, Milreu Ruins are some examples).
Portimão has many places of historical interest, of which we highlight:
Abicada ruins - Roman villa built in the third century AD, at the confluence of the stream of Farelo and Senhora do Verde, near the city of Portimão, which has beautiful Roman mosaics.
Alcalar - Neolithic necropolis of the third millennium BC. In the 19th century14 funerary monuments were identified. Currently there remains the monument called No.7, consisting of a circular chamber in shale plates which is accessed by a corridor. The floor is of shale and limestone. The vault, with two niches, is topped by 2 slabs and protected by a mound.
Other sites of interest: Jesuit College, Sárrea Garfias Palace, St. Francisco Monestary, Church.
Portimão Museum -open in May 2008, the new city´s museum is located on the riverside in the building of an old cannery. Dedicated to local history and heritage, it has an industrial, marine, archaeological, ethnographic and underwater collections. With the advantage of the riverside location, the leisure component with restaurants and cafés is an extra value added.