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Taste the water from Caldas de Monchique

A short distance from the center of Monchique, Caldas is one of its biggest attractions. It has a reputation for good quality of water, considered medicinal and can be tasted directly from the source that is found inside the park in the Monchique rivers.

Casa Alexandre in Caldas de Monchique (local handicraft)

Buy a nationally made souvenir and see Mr. Alexandre making a traditional wooden chair.
Monday to Saturday from 10h to 19h30

Leonel Telo ceramics

Enjoy the free visit to the traditional pottery pieces exhibition and demonstration of their manufacture by local artisan Leonel Telo. And of course, if any piece caught your attention, you can buy it!
All from 11h to 17h (ring bell to enter).

Visit to Monchique (and a store with honey and Medronho)

For those who want to buy a bottle of medronho or honeydew and walk a little through the center of Monchique, this is the ideal option. All products in the store (medronho, honey, honeydew, jam and liqueurs) come directly from local producers.
Every day from 10h to 19h.

Studio Bongard in Monchique

The interpretation of two local sculptors of the forms of nature: fauna, flora and the human form, with clay sculptures available in the garden for a free visit and for purchase if any piece catches your attention.
Tuesday to Sunday from 10h to 18h.

Sweet Pastry & Art

Take advantage of the snack time to try the traditional Bolo de Tacho or Bolo de Maio, among others that look so good at Doce & Arte.
Every day from 8h30 to 20h.

Sunset in Foia

Fóia is the highest point in the Algarve, in the Monchique mountains. It is accessible by road from Monchique. Take the opportunity to sit on the terrace of the Food Truck Rosemary and you can have a drink or an ice cream while enjoying the view.

Association of Artisans of Monchique

Alto da fóia with free exhibition of various artists of local crafts by N'ARTECICUS - Professional Association of Artisans and Plastic Artists of Monchique.

Afternoon on a river beach at the Santa Clara Dam

Next to the village of Santa Clara-a-Velha, Albufeira de Santa Clara is a magnificent mirror of water and one of the largest reservoirs in Europe. It offers a bathing area, with a floating platform and a leisure area. Check opening dates and bathing season conditions at reception.