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Monchique

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Monchique is a spa town in Algarve.

Understand[edit]

Monchique is the main town of the Serra de Monchique, the mountain range that separates Algarve from Alentejo and the rest of Portugal to the north.

Get in[edit]

From the southern Algarve coastal strip, Monchique is a 20-30 minute drive from Portimao, following the N266 road which winds its way up into the hills. This road is served by a regular bus service.

There is also a helipad located to the north-west of the town centre on Estrada de Saboia.

Get around[edit]

Walking is a great way to get around the narrow, cobbled streets of Monchique and see all it has to offer. Visit the Turismo for a free street plan.

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  • Atelier Leonel Telo, Walnut Tree House, Monchique (Located on a small, pedestrian lane behind the main church, ''Igreja Matriz N Sra da Conceicao''). Artisan ceramicist, selling his own handmade goods for the home and garden. Beautiful hand-painted tiles and pots. Surprisingly inexpensive. Worth a visit just to marvel at his talent in the gallery.  edit

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  • Ochala, 14 Rua Dr Zamora Gil, Monchique. Lovely tea house serving a great range of gourmet teas, along with an imaginative menu of sandwiches, cakes, salads and more. Works by local artists on the walls and a relaxing jazzy soundtrack. Excellent value too!  edit

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Contact[edit]

The very helpful Turismo is located at the top of Rua Eng. Duarte Pacheco, south of the main square Largo dos Charoes (follow signs towards Foia). There's a useful multi-storey carpark located underneath it.

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