Description of Villa
in Alvor, Lagos:
This is a 4 bedroom villa situated high up on a hillside and isolated from other properties in Figueira - between Lagoa and Alvor.
On entering the villa there is a large split level sitting area, a dining area and fully fitted modern kitchen with utility area (oven, fridge, dishwasher, freezer, coffee machine and washing machine). A circular marble staircase leads to the first floor, a covered balcony runs the length of the first floor and each of the bedrooms has doors opening onto same.
There is a corner room with sofa bed which converts into a small double and a twin room sharing a shower room. There are two further twin bedrooms sharing a shower room at the other end of the corridor.
Up a further set of stairs is a master suite with double bed with dressing and full bathroom complete with additional shower cubicle. From first floor level there are steps up to the pool deck area on the south side of the building.
The free form pool is of the fashionable rock pool style (not tiled), overlooked by a covered balcony with built- in BBQ. At a lower level there is a large Games room with large snooker table, football table, gymnasium equipment- cardiofitness, step technogym.
This Villa also has cable tv, radio and telephone.
Pool Type: private pool
Description of Area in & around Alvor, Lagos
Figueira, Alvor, The Algarve, Portugal
Alvor - Description
Although this ancient coastal village is now a very popular holiday location the enclosed narrow streets have kept development to a minimum. Many of these streets now boast bars with live music and different types of restaurants but leading off from these there are still memories of the older fishing village. In the area are a number of holiday resorts from which the tourists enjoy visiting the town and its attractions. The village is well located facing a natural lagoon opening onto the sea. There is a choice of a long open sandy beach or a number of small coves tucked under the cliffs. The 16th Century Parish Church has a prime example in its main doorway of the great craftsmanship of the Manueline era of architecture. is the only building that has survived the earthquake of 1755.
Alvor - History
It is believed the Carthaginians founded Alvor and its history is interesting. It is said by some that it was really the site of "Portus Hannibalis". The Romans gave it the name Ipses and it was considered an important port and was allowed to issue its own money. Its richness is confirmed by the ruins of a wealthy Roman villa located slightly inland from the present village. In the time of the Moors, who first occupied the area in 716, they gave it the named of "Albur" and the town passed through both the Portuguese and Moors hands several times until 1250 when the Christians conquered it for the final time. King Dom João II, who is regarded as an outstanding Portuguese king, is recorded as dying in within the town walls from a prolonged illness in 1495. Most of the original town was destroyed in the earthquakes of 1532 and 1755.
Alvor- Nearby Locations
Places near to Alvor are the commercial town of Portimão, the famous popular beaches of Praia da Rocha and Praia da Vau, and the semi-nature reserve of Quinta da Rocha.distances:
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