Ol' Bastard's Fish & Chips Lagos

Ol' Bastard's Fish & Chips Lagos

Ol' Bastard's is something of an institution in Lagos on the Algarve, not just for its unusual name, but also for the quality of its fish and chips and craft ale.

Ol' Bastard's must be doing something right as it is currently ranked number 1 on TripAdvisor of places to eat in Lagos.

Ol' Bastard's Fish & Chips, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal.

The menu includes fish and chips, of course, calamari, beetroot salad with the Aussie-version fish and chips, mushy peas and strong cocktails. The fish is hake, by the way.

The staff are super friendly. Check the Facebook page below for opening times.

Ol' Bastard's Fish & Chips, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal.

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Ol' Bastard's
Rua Cãndido dos Reis 119 Lagos, Portugal 8600-681

Ol' Bastard's Fish & Chips, Lagos, Algarve, Portugal.

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America Diamonds Hotel

America Diamonds Hotel, Lisbon

America Diamonds Hotel (Book this hotel with Booking.com) is a pleasant, 3-star business hotel right at Picoas Station on the Lisbon metro. The hotel has modern rooms with flat-screen TV, free WiFi, and breakfasts on a top-floor terrace.

America Diamonds Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal.

America Diamonds Hotel is very close to the Casa-Museu Doutor Anastácio Gonçalves and just 10 minutes on foot south to Marques de Pombal Square and Parque Eduardo VII.

America Diamonds Hotel, Lisbon, Portugal.

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America Diamonds Hotel (Book this hotel with Booking.com)
Rua Tomás Ribeiro 47
Avenidas Novas
Lisboa, 1050-226

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Hotel Adelaide Faro

Hotel Adelaide Faro

The Hotel Adelaide (Book this hotel with Booking.com) is not the most luxurious hotel in Faro but it is a more than adequate lodging for travellers on a budget.

Hotel Adelaide, Faro, Algarve, Portugal.


Located in an atmospheric part of the city near the Igreja de Sao Pedro and the Igreja do Carmo with its Capela dos Ossos, the owners are particularly friendly and kind.

The Wifi works fine and there's a large cafe/bar nearby.

Hotel Adelaide, Faro, Portugal.

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Hotel Adelaide (Book this hotel with Booking.com)
Rua Cruz das Mestras, 9
8000-261 Faro
Tel: 351 289 802 383

Accommodation

Faro is chock-a-block with places to stay, and with all competing for guests, most are of excellent quality for reasonable rates. Start your search with the following recommendations, listed from more to less expensive.

Luxury Guest House Opus One offers one of the best possible hotel experiences to be had in Faro, with quarters that truly live up to the name "Luxury." The interior is as varied as it is tasteful, impeccably combining aesthetics and comfort - and not without an element of surprise. The rooms are very spacious and guests can enjoy a private semi-open pool and Jacuzzis. Even includes a billiard room and music room. The location is prime, down a quiet side street, with the Igreja do Carmo on 2 minutes' walk away, and Faro Train Station only 5 minutes' walk away. Supreme comfort and relaxation in the heart of Faro.

Casa da Madalena Bed & Breakfast has something for everyone in terms of budget, but the private Double Room sleeping up to three people, and including breakfast, is legendary. This beautifully atmospheric space is a blend of modern minimalism and classic old warmth. The location, too, is unbeatable, being in the middle of Faro very near the bus and train stations, the Faro Marina, the Igreja do Carmo, the Lethes Theater. Boasts an expansive terrace with hammocks for delightful relaxation. Spotlessly clean, and warmly hospitable.

Lemon Tree Stay is a superbly tasteful, restful hideaway near the Praca da Liberdade offering the mod-cons of accommodation convenience with a traditional vibe - and lots of greenery. Guests love the helpfulness and hospitality of the hosts, the central location, the courtyard and rooftop terrace, and the immaculate cleanliness.

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Igreja da Misericórdia de Chaves

Igreja da Misericórdia de Chaves

The Igreja da Misericórdia de Chaves in Chaves dates from 1532 but the church and its architecture that we see today is mainly from the 18th century.

Igreja da Misericórdia de Chaves.

The superb azulejos tile work, altarpieces and interior ceiling were all completed in the 18th century.

The main façade is in granite and is framed by large Corinthian pilasters, topped by a large pediment with a niche.

Access - Getting There

Igreja da Misericórdia de Chaves (igrejadamisericordiachaves.org)
Largo Caetano Ferreira
5400 Chaves

Igreja da Misericórdia de Chaves, Portugal.

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Igreja de São Paulo Braga

Igreja de São Paulo Braga

The Igreja de São Paulo (Church of St. Paul) in Braga is a Jesuit church dating from 1589.

Igreja de São Paulo Braga, Portugal.
The granite facade of the Igreja de São Paulo Braga, Portugal

The austere, granite facade hides a superb, decorative interior with the altars masterpieces of gilded woodwork by such master sculptors as Thomas de Araújo, Francisco Ferreira and Luis Vieira da Cruz.

The church has a single nave with seven side chapels dedicated to Mary, Joseph, John the Baptist, Francis Xavier, and other saints. The decorative work on the interior continued during the 17th and 18th centuries with beautiful blue and white azulejos tiles from Lisbon also added to the church.

Access - Getting There

Igreja de São Paulo
Largo de São Paulo
Braga 4700-042

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